The last time I shared a ‘What to Pack’ post I was able to successfully pack light for a seven day trip with only eight items for winter (this did not include jackets). It resulted in seven comfortable and efficient looks that were able to keep me warm while still representing my style. If you ask me, it was harder than it looked because I had to be prepared to layer like a mad women in case of inclimate weather which I definitely experienced (hello crazy snow storm!). This time around, for my trip to San Francisco with the family, I had a little more wiggle room because I wouldn’t come face to face with a snowpocalypse. I knew layering would be required (San Fan is known to be cooler and windier than most places during the summer time) but I looked at it as a chance to change up even the simplest of outfits with the help of easy ‘toppers’. So without further ado, what I packed for our eight day trip to San Francisco…
These are the 9 pieces I packed for our eight day trip. This time around I included my ‘cold weather toppers’ into the list of items packed as a fun way to challenge myself to keep my list of items to a minimum. Unlike before, I did not have a separate outfit for travel. I also did not include the dress I wore to the wedding we attended. Please note that some of the pieces shown aren’t exacts but are pretty similar alternatives of what was actually packed for the trip.
I relied heavily on these accessories to change the look and composition of each outfit. While I thought the previous ‘What to Pack’ post was effective I also thought the looks were monotonous and a little dull. This time around I wanted to have more fun with each resulting look to make them seem more individual than the last. You will notice that the statement necklace, the straw fedora and the nude booties were not worn – over-packer problems.
All things considered, I would have to say this was yet another successful lesson in packing! I was able to achieve eight equally cute and efficient outfits for days that included tons of sightseeing, family dinners, and fun shopping excursions. For this trip, like the last, I was cognoscente of creating a remixable wardrobe and kept the color pallet fairly neutral. But like I mentioned before, for this trip I had more fun including funky accessories to help each look stand out on its own. I also decided to keep my shoe choice limited so that I could fit Remy’s essentials in my suitcase.
What do you think? Was I successful?
Keep an eye out for the outfit posts from this trip (see the first here!) as well as my guide to what to eat, see, and do in San Francisco!