Suitcase Secrets: How to Pack Light and Still Have Plenty of Things to Wear ...


Packing can be somewhat of a headache, and putting it off till the last minute is usually more tempting than doing it ahead of time.

However, it’s easy to over pack and bring stuff you won’t even use when you wait till the last minute to pack!

Here is how to efficiently plan a working wardrobe that will fit into your suitcase without being more than you need, yet giving you plenty of options for what to wear!

1. Always Pack Your Basic Items

Basic items can never steer you wrong.

Basic items may vary a bit from person to person.

I consider my basic items to be a dark wash denim jean, a fitted white tee, a neutral jacket (black or cognac leather) a black comfy maxi skirt or dress, a soft neutral cardigan, a basic black tank top, and a comfortable shoe.

I wear almost all of these items at least once weekly.

Figure out what your basics are and be sure to bring them!

2. Try to Stick with Packing Neutral Colored Items

Neutral colors may be a bit boring, but they look polished, put together, and appropriate for nearly any occasion.

A black maxi dress can be beach casual or date night at a fancy restaurant.

A cream blazer can work for a business meeting or a day of sightseeing.

Neutral colors can mix and match well, so you’ll have more outfit options too.

3. Bring Things That All Mix and Match Together Well

This point goes hand in hand with what I talked about in my last tip.

Having items that can mix and match together will save you a lot of space by not needing a new outfit for every day you’re away.

Instead, bring 10 items of clothing that can each be worn 5 different ways, styled with the other items you bring.2

You’ll find that having 10 items that create 25 outfits is much better than having 25 pieces that only create 10 outfits.

Bring a Variety of Textures and Some Pops of Color
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