I am such an overpacker….
I tend to pack waaaay too much clothing. I can’t help it! I tend to over pack just in case; just in case I need a sweater because it’s going to be cold, or I need this extra shirt just in case something happens to the shirt I’m wearing, oor if my pants get dirty I have an extra pair, ooor you always need a little black dress just in case. These are some of the thoughts that go through my mind when I pack. I’m not the only one right??
But for this trip, I went outside my comfort zone and packed a lightweight, carry-on suitcase.
1. Do your research: Look up what the weather is going to be like and figure out what you’re going to do. (Are you going to be exploring cities, lounging by the beach, climbing mountains, dancing, etc.) Once you know this…
2. Plan, plan, plan: I enjoy planning (teacher life!), so this step was important for me and very fun. SO, decide what you plan on doing for each day. Next, pick out an outfit that you’ll be wearing for these days. (For this step, don’t worry about overpacking, just choose your desired wardrobe.) Then, look at the clothes you laid out and decide what you can wear multiple times. As you create your outfits that you can rewear, you’ll start putting some of that baggage back into the closet! Don’t feel uneasy about reusing your clothes. This is really going to help lessen your load. If something gets dirty, you can always wash it. Same goes with shoes, decide what shoes you can wear multiple times. Last, if you have some space in your suitcase, go for it and pack A FEW (not a whole new wardrobe, maximum TWO) more clothing items. But remember, we’re trying to pack light!
3. Celebrate because that’s it! Easy right!? It may take some time to plan, but you’ll be satisfied with how little you have in your suitcase while looking stylish on your trip!
Now, here is how I styled my outfits on my adventurous trip to the East Coast with weightless luggage.
I flew in wearing workout pants, a sweater, and my Converse. I took a red eye and landed early Saturday morning. I changed and was ready for my road trip through the East Coast.
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It was the perfect day to wear my rain boot, a coat, and a cute dress. (With an umbrella in hand!)
I wore these cute cropped, high-waisted jeans again for my journey walking around Boston.
I decided to rewear my pink sweater from day 3 over a simple LBD (little black dress). I didn’t get a picture with my pink sweater, but I bought a Harvard sweater and decided to take a photo in it instead! I definitely had a Rory Gilmore moment and tricked my viewers on Instagram to think that I was attending Harvard. Sorry!
I wore my athleisure wear from Day 1 on my flight back home.
Rewearing clothes definitely helped me pack light and I was still able to create stylish outfits while using the same attire. Who knew packing light could be so easy!? I can’t wait to see how you all pack and style your outfits on your next trip! Have fun and happy Summer!
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