We do a lot of traveling, whether its to the coast for the weekend, a quick trip to Utah, or a long drive home to Indiana. I feel like we are constantly packing up to go somewhere. The worst part for me is the unpacking when the trip is over, so to make that easier on myself, I try to pack as smart as I can.
First, you definitely need a good weekender bag. I like the soft duffle bags because they can fit almost anywhere and they’re not super bulky. The one I’ve been using lately and loving is this one from Sloane Ranger.
My biggest packing tip is Planning out Your Outfits. Make sure to check the weather, and bring things accordingly. This definitely takes some time but can be really helpful in preventing overpacking.
Today I wanted to show you how you can pack only 20 clothing items (including shoes, jewelry and handbags) and get 20 different looks out of them. I’ve basically created a capsule wardrobe for traveling!
Here are my 20 items:
- 2 Printed Dresses
- 2 Booties, 1 Black & 1 Tan
- 1 Tan Crossbody Bag
- 1 Tan Cardigan
- 1 Cream Leather Jacket
- 1 Fringe Vest
- 2 Scarves, 1 Solid & 1 Printed
- 1 Black & White Striped Skirt
- 1 Watch
- 2 Necklaces
- 2 Pairs of Denim
- 3 Solid Tees, Grey, White & Green
- 1 Nicer Light Colored Top
And here’s how I created 20 Looks out of these pieces, and got it all in my Sloane Ranger bag, with room to spare. Which look is your favorite?
So there you have it! 20 Items, 20 Looks, and it all fits in my Sloane Ranger bag. Let me know if you give this a try on your next trip! I’d love to see what you packed!
Love all of these fall looks! I need this tan tassel handbag, so cute!
xO – Steph
thanks babe! definitely one of my favorite bags! xoxo
I am all about capsule wardrobes, especially while traveling! Great picks!
Thanks Laura! Have a wonderful weekend!
I completely suck at packing. Thanks for the inspiration!
Engineering In Style
You’re welcome! Have a great weekend!
such a cute post, packing is the worst for me!
Haha me too! I always want to bring everything and usually wear 1/3 of it!
That is the cutest travel bag! I do a lot of traveling home to NY as well so packing can definitely get overwhelming at times. I love how you’ve created all of those looks out of 20 items total! #goals
Michele | classicandgray.com
Thanks Michele! It was a challenge but I made it work! We travel a lot too
Love the flat-lays and Fall outfit ideas!
Thank you Nicole! I’m impressed I was able to do it! Ha
capsule wardrobes are seriously such a good idea for saving space and money!
Sandy a la Mode
Yes! For sure 🙂 have a good night!
This is such a great post! I always over pack so I definitely need to try this!
Ha I’m the worst too! It was definitely a challenge but I’m surprised by the outcome! Have a good one 🙂
What a cute, useful & fun post. I love that you paired all of these outfits together, and CAN FIT them in one bag. That is truly amazing. You’re the cutest…and I want that bag! xx Adaleta Avdic
Thank you Adaleta! Have a great day 🙂
I can’t believe it all fit into that bag! Love that all of the colours were so complimentary! Perfect fall palette!
Thanks Mandy! I can’t believe I got it all either 🙂 xoxo
i’m with you! I can’t stand unpacking!
I can’t believe you got 20 outfits out of all of that! great job! i need to try this on my next getaway!
Thanks! Yea it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be!
I love creating capsule wardrobes for whenever I travel! It’s such a smart way to get a LOT of outfits out of not a lot of clothes (aka not too heavy of a suitcase!)
XO Amanda | http://www.glitterandspice.com
Absolutely! I figured it would be really hard to do but it wasn’t too bad!!
Yes I totally agree!! Thanks girl! Xoxo