“Style is something each of us already has, all we need to do is find it.” —Diane von Furstenberg
Also very handy: when working a capsule wardrobe….
your packing list gets way shorter…..
Just a quick reminder below of what you might need to pack to different destinations….
Pasport & travel documents
Notebook and pen
Cellphone, charger and external charger
Camera and accessories
Tablet and charger
Luggage tag, with necessary info
Travel guide for your destination
FOR A CITY TRIP
A coat that goes with almost everything in your suitcase
Depending on where you’re going .. A raincoat
Flat shoes: 2 pairs. One dressy, one sneakers
A hat or a cap depending on where you’re going for the sun or the rain or cold.
A medium size handbag that is big enough to carry your essentials during day time but not too big so you can carry it for an evening out. I mostly throw a canvas bag in my mid size handbag.
A black or blue jeans that goes with everything.
A legging that goes with everything.
A warmer vest to throw over everything when it’s colder. Or a big warm jumper when you’re traveling in winter
3 T shirts; one dressy, one casual and one with longer sleeves for when its a bit colder.
A long sleeve
A little black dress
A blouse. Chambray works on almost everything!
Bikini or swimsuit if your hotel has a swimming pool or spa
This is a basic minimalist suitcase. You can certainly add more however you please!
For a citytrip to a city that also has a beach ( Barcelona for instance)
Use the packing list for the citytrip but add…
Extra t- shirts
Airy tunics or blouses
An extra bikini or swimsuit
Intimates and loungewear
Underwear and bra’s
2 pairs of pyjama’s
House shoes like Uggs or espadrilles for the hotelroom or cosy socks if you want to save space.
How to travel easy: packing tips & list
How and what to pack in your carry-on or suitcase
I fold and organize vertically, the Kon Mari way. That way you can see better what’s in there.
I use pouches, preferably transparent ones : tech, socks and uderware, make up, all in different little pouches. They make a happy little family.
The tech stuff goes in the section of the carry on that is the easiest to open, because of the customs section where you have to take all of that stuff out.
Skin care goes in to little containers in the transparent bag. Save all your sample size products for travel. Use toothbrush cover up, that thing goes in your mouth, so keep it clean! All of these things should go in a section of the bag that is easy to open. They usually also ask you to take these out at the customs section.
Shoes can also go in a plastic bag. However, I like to put shoes in cotton tote bags, far more ecological and you’ve got your bags for dirty laundry or shopping right by your side.
Scatter your money, because you never know. Also in Iran you have to pay in liquids everywhere and can’t get money from the cashmachines or pay by card due to the economical protectionism. So this tip is a super important one when traveling there.
Put name tags on the bags in case they get lost.
What to bring with you on the plane, especially if you fly long distance.
*A sheet mask
*Phone charger + external battery
*Empty water bottle that you can fill up once you land.
*Bose noise cancelling headphones, they are pricey but worth the money.
- IPad charged with books and movies. External charger.
*Whet wipes and Kleenex
*Gum. Chewing gum is not only good to relieve air pressure, but it also helps reduce stress because of the brain thinking that the body/ stomach is eating, so it thinks that your body is in rest mode to eat and there is no external danger. Cool huh.
*Different small wallets with money to scatter around your backpack, vest, pocket of your jeans.
*Medecine and vitamins
*A transparent pouch with touch-up make up for when you land.
I hope this list can be of some help when packing ❤