Needless to say, I did have to live out of a suitcase packed for two that whole week. Packing for a trip like that took a lot of thought...and strategic planning. I had no idea what to expect, weather-wise, and really didn't know our itinerary other than maybe a dinner out and some sightseeing. With this in mind, I tried to stick to separates that I knew would interchange with each other to create new outfits along the way. I tended to stick with a nautical/safari theme...lots of stripes and jungle greens. The bottoms were the most important part. I went with a pair of skinny jeans, a cargo skirt, turquoise chino shorts, black skinnies, a long black maxi skirt, leggings, and a black maxi dress. For the tops, I mixed in button downs, t-shirts, tank tops, 3/4 sleeve tops, two cardigans, a cargo jacket, and a shawl collar terry "sweatshirt". I only had room for a couple of shoes; running shoes, gold t-strap flip flops, hot pink flip flops, and gold sperry topsiders. I made sure to bring two scarves (leopard and bright pink) and a ton of jewelry to play up any outfit.
All in all, I felt confident in what I wore and loved that I had choices...no laundry necessary!
|The leopard print scarf that I found at J.Crew. I also wore it on the plane. So versatile!|
|Leggings and my dressy "sweatshirt" for our morning walk.|
|I love my maxi dress with my denim shirt. So easy and comfortable.|
|Not the best picture, but I love the color combination of turquoise and navy.|
|One of my favorite outfits. Nautical themed with fun accents: fuschia belt, strandes of pearls, and gold sperrys.|
|Good thing I brought those yoga pants and a t-shirt for our mountain climb!|
|Still smiling after the climb, and managed to clean it up for Whistler.|
When packing, pick your bottoms first. Center the rest of your outfits around them to save from over-packing items you won't wear. I used to tend to pack around a central color, such as black or brown, but now that anything goes, I look for a few bright accent pieces that will go with anything instead.