When I used to travel I always thought about which outfits would be the cutest. Now I think about which outfits will be the most practical. My motto when I pack is, how many different ways can I wear a single piece? It has actually become like a puzzle game and I challenge myself each trip. To accomplish this I lay out the big pieces I want to bring (blazers, pants, jeans) in a line and then from there I lay the builder pieces in between to create a “web” of numerous outfits. I then take a photo and start packing.
With this outfit I knew I could get a lot of use out of the navy blazer, grey jeans, and white t-shirt. To give a quick packing example of my “web”: I laid the jeans and navy blazer on the floor. In between the two I put this white t-shirt (to show they could be worn together) and then on the opposite side of the jeans I placed a black sweater (which I could wear with the leather pants placed next to them), and then under the jeans and leather pants I placed a white silk button-up and this camel coat to show the blouse could be worn with the jeans or the leather pants. This web makes it so much easier to pack efficiently. If you try it you will see how easy it is to take one piece and then create a “web of outfits,” eliminating any overpacking.
outfit details // August California ‘The Courchevel’ bag (40% off with code blackfriday40), J.Crew Regent Blazer (30% off with code Holiday), Céline Pointed Toe Flats (brown and black version), IRO Skinny Jeans