Face it, over packing is way too easy to do. You start off with good intentions and the night before you start cramming in that extra dress or another pair of pants, you think "maybe I need the top I never wear?"
I remember a trip I took to Cancun. I think I was about 13 years old. I dragged two suitcases one exclusively for shoes and the other one contained 90% of my summer wardrobe for a 7 day trip. Five outfit changes per day: outfit for breakfast, outfit for the beach, outfit for lunch, outfit for dinner and an outfit for after dinner. I am not kidding!
This brings me to a trip I took in the beginning of July, I was determined to be a practical, minimalist, fashionista (and I'm 27 now, so I like to think I learned a thing or two). Justin and I were headed to Rhode Island for the first time, I packed the following items:
One dress Three t-shirts One Jacket Two bottoms Two pairs of shoes One bathing suit Five pieces of jewelry
Well you guys I am happy to report back I survived! I didn't change my outfit five times a day and it was LIBERATING. My advice for you is if you do normally pack 90% of your wardrobe for any given trip try packing only the outfits you really need, I think you'll love it!
Here's the strategy:
Bring items that work together (same color family or complementary)
Pack neutral basics, a white t-shirt can work with everything
Neutral shoes, they're you bulkiest, heaviest item, easy to minimize
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