Clearly, I’m doing it wrong; most of what I brought is hanging in the closet completely unworn because it’s too cold here to wear it. For SOME reason, I thought it was going to be mid-60′s and sunny while I was here, but it’s more like low 50′s and not sunny. So I end up wearing the same things all the time, or really, the same THING – this Inhabit cardigan.
I endeavor to pack smartly, and I try not to concern myself on shorter trips with wearing the same thing more than once or twice, but I had a near panic attack trying to pack for a 2.5 week visit to Atlanta. Especially since I didn’t want to leave you guys hanging without an outfit picture that long! Anyway, we drove, so I figured I could bring as much as I wanted. Which was true, kind of, but I definitely brought way too much. In this case, it’s not a big deal, because we had the space, but I still wish I could do a better job paring down my travel wardrobe.
I also kind of think the things you take with you when you travel are your favorites; you know that you’re comfortable in them, you know that you look good in them, and you know that you can mix and match all of them for as many outfits you need. I did bring all my favorites with me, although I could have used a few more white t-shirts (the one time I don’t bring too many white t-shirts…).
Some day I hope to have my travel wardrobes perfected. If I were at all organized, I’d create a collage with everything I’ll need for 5-6 days including outfits, how to mix and match, etc. I’d have spreadsheets with capsule wardrobes depending on the weather where we’re going, and not have to think much about what to pack at all. But I’ve never been one for doing things ahead of time. Or planning, for that matter. Perhaps this is the year…
How do you pack for travel? Do you have lists? Or do you stress out about what to bring up until the last minute?