When I am packing for a trip I always have trouble deciding what to bring. Part of the problem is that I find it difficult to know what I am going to feel like wearing a few days in advance, the other issue is I always buy something in my travels that I tend to like more then what I packed. Lately I have been sticking to a full proof packing plan of 5 key essentials that everyone should bring on any trip that you are planning.
These 5 essentials will get you through any travel crisis, and personally speaking, so far they have never let me down. All of these items can work together, but separately; they could save you from any wardrobe crisis!
|1. Black Leggings– they are a wardrobe staple but when you are traveling they are a great item to have for many reasons, you may decide to take a last minute yoga class, indulge in a pedicure at your hotel spa, or you may have found the most amazing tunic while shopping that you want to wear right away! Black leggings can work for casual-comfy, or be a great sleek look with a great pair of knee boots!|
(photo from southmoonunder.)
|2. White T-Shirt– this is something you never want to leave home without. A great white t-shirt can work for an instant chic look paired with skinny jeans, and a great blazer. Or, the white T-shirt (make sure you have a good cut), can save you from a spill on a blouse you may be wearing. I had to swap a shirt I spilled coffee on once, and because I had my white t-shirt, I just threw that on with the black skirt I was wearing, added a colorful scarf, and still felt fashionable after my clumsy spill.|
(photo from Alternative Apparel.)
|3. Skinny Dark Denim– The key is making sure the wash is dark; I will always pack my skinny dark denim jeans no matter where I go! Denim goes with everything and dark denim works day to night! This is a staple in my suitcase!|
(photo from J Brand.)
|4. Army Green Surplus Jacket– this is a total celebrity favorite, paired with skinny jeans, or sophisticated cool over a girly dress, the neutral green gives a little edge to what I call a basic. The one I have is from Billabong and I bought this for under $50 and I have worn this jacket so much it has paid for itself. I always pack this because it is the perfect light-weight jacket for a chilly night, but it also goes with so much that it can double as a casual blazer.|
(photo from Urban Outfitters.)
|5. Nude Heels– I never leave home with out them! Because they are nude they go with everything! There is nothing they don’t work with and they can be an easy fix to a new dress you may have bought and are dying to wear!|
(photo from Piperline.)
Remember, separately these wardrobe essentials will save you from stressing on your upcoming trip and they also all work together if needed…
I hope you find each of these things as helpful as I do!