When I’m packing for a trip, one of my main goals is to “pack light” and if you’re anything like me that’s a foreign concept. So when I am traveling, I like to take the capsule wardrobe/minimalist mentality and truly work my suitcase. Hey, if I can Work My Wardrobe, a suitcase should be no problem! With a couple trips under my belt I think I’ve got my packing formula down to a science so today I thought I’d share a What to Pack – Summer Staycation edition – for the peeps that still have a few getaways queued up for the remainder of the season. As a note, because I packed for a staycation in mind, the pieces included are more casual than a trip that involves special occasions, etc. Hope this post is helpful, and at the very least I hope you’ve got some remixing inspiration!
So the theme I had in mind for this trip was a little more playful than my previous packing posts. Typically I keep my color palette to whites and blues but this time around I wanted a prominent pop of color. After I established where I wanted that pop to come from (top or bottoms), I knew this graphic tee was going to be included into the rotation – it’s become a favorite (last worn here)! From there I knew I wanted options for my bottoms. This skirt was specifically saved for this trip, so it was a must, and denim shorts were a no brainer. The culottes were a risky move but they’ve become a staple in my summer wardrobe so they needed their place in the rotation.
Lastly, because I kept my selection very limited, yet remixable, I depended on my accessories to differentiate between looks. A fedora here, statement earrings there and a switch up of my bags. Comfy sneakers and neutral sandals and I was good to go! The tactic really did me well and transformed my outfits enough to even surprise my husband!
Stay tuned in the next couple of weeks for outfit posts from the trip with the items rounded up in this post!