3 bottoms, 6 tops, 2 sweaters
One small roller duffle to carry onboard. One rainproof messenger bag that holds a lot.
1. One super thin, cotton nightgown. Makes you feel glam at night when you’re exhausted. Wear with sweater or tunic when receiving room service.
2. Five undies, three bras
3. Three socks
4. Two pairs of shoes. A chic blue suede walking “sneaker.” A red suede loafer. Both extremely comfortable.
Clothes: Everything must be layered with everything. So we want thin tops that can be easily worn together. You’ll see I made one mistake, by including a top that could only be worn on its own. Clothes by Eileen Fisher.
The 3 Bottoms:
–One black jersey pencil skirt
The Tops : 2 sweaters + 6 underpinnings for mix and match layering= 8
–Thin black wool cardigan
–Taupe wool pullover, medium weight
–Black jersey t shirt
–White silk short sleeve button down shirt. It’s the one above with the black skirt.
–Long sleeve viscose jersey top. (for warmth)
–Striped long sleeve shirt
–Thin grey cotton box top
–Grey linen tunic
–Black nylon bubble trench (folds into a pouch)
–Super thin down vest
–Black wool and suede baseball cap
–Black cotton leggings to wear in the hotel room and for exercising
–Two scarves for warmth and accessorizing. One big enough to be a shawl.
Next time I would switch the pencil skirt for a fuller and more swingy black skirt.
Both my navy and black pants were tailored, and I learned that I need one of those pants to be a slouchy pant, both for comfort and for a change of look.
The taupe wool sweater was a bit too heavy for layering, so I would take two light cardigans.
Couldn’t really layer the striped sailor shirt…so it had to be worn alone. Also very thick, so, hard to wash in the bathroom sink. Don’t think I’d pack it next time.
Okay, confession time: I did have a pair of black ballet flats with me to use for evenings out..but I only wore them once, so…out!
FUN TIP: I always travel with a small bottle of Dr. Bronner’s. I use it to cleanse face, shampoo hair, brush teeth and wash my clothes.
There you have it my lovelies. Now of course, you have your own style so you will look totally different. I stuck to my usual minimalist color palette. However, the quantity of items is right. And, that everything must layer with everything to give you a variety of looks, otherwise it doesn’t go into the suitcase.
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