I did another closet purge a bit ago, and I'm finding that I really am happier with a smaller wardrobe. Intentional choices. Well planned and as well fitting as I can manage. It makes me do laundry more regularly than is my habit, but it makes my mornings just a bit calmer. It also makes planning for a trip easier. We plan to take a short trip out of state later this fall and you KNOW I'm already planning what to wear! I'd love to only take carry-on luggage for the three of us since we'll only be gone 4 nights. Traveling, for me, is like a personal challenge. How little can I pack and still be well dressed and prepared for my destination? Here's what I'm thinking:
I'm a mix and match girl at heart, so another pair of pants and a couple of tops in a general color scheme are all I need to be happy. A few jewelry options to spice things up, a pair of flats that are a little more dressy than my boots, and I feel like I'm pretty well set for about anything I might need to do, and any photos that might happen along the way. I can wear the cardigan over the black top or the striped top, if need be. (Of course, all of these photos are merely representative of the things I own, not the actual items themselves. You can find links for these photos by checking me out on Polyvore--look for littlenestbigcity.) Here are a few of the outfits I can make with these options:
Not a bad selection for such a short trip, eh? It feels like I can cover the spectrum of dressiness, depending on the shoes and jewelry I choose. And of course I'll pack one really comfy yoga pants-type outfit for evenings after Peanut goes to bed--fuzzy socks required! I'll also have an actual coat with me for really chilly or wet weather. I assume you are imaginative enough to fill in those gaps without a picture. ;)
What do you think? Am I forgetting anything? Do you travel with a color scheme, or are you a "grab whatever's clean and put it in a bag" packer? Do you need lots of clothing options, or are you a minimalist traveler?