Tips for Packing Light for a Trip to Europe

October 19, 2012, In: Travel Near & Far

Oh, the challenge of packing light and fashionable…

Ever since shows like What Not to Wear and Project Runway started airing, fashion has become more accessible and understandable. But, it wasn’t until I found out about Polyvore and Pinterest that I took more of an interest in my style. I’m not going to say I’m anywhere close to being a fashionista, but I’m learning more about how to put an outfit together.

So, with our upcoming vaca, I turned to Polyvore for tips for packing light for a trip to Europe. Here’s my dream, but somewhat realistic wardrobe. Lots of basics and a neutral color pallet.

Packing for Europe


And here is a photo of what I’m packing for Europe. Of course, I left out my underwear and bras. But, I also realize that I did not include my black trench coat.

How to pack light for a trip to Europe

The items include:

  • Bottoms: skinny jeans, skinny black pants, brown corduroys, black knee length skirt, yoga pants, and coral dress
  • Short sleeve tops: white v-neck t-shirt, black t-shirt, striped t-shirt, cream t-shirt with a design on the front, aqua dressier t-shirt, cream and brown peasant top, gray tank top, black tank top, white tank top (to be worn under sweaters)
  • Long sleeve tops: white 3/4 sleeve t-shirt, striped 3/4 sleeve t-shirt, black long sleeve t-shirt, pink sweater, purple sweater, blue cardigan, brown cardigan, and a blue and white button up
  • Accessories, shoes and extras: white striped scarf, black tights, beige belt, brown belt (not shown, but swapped for the black belt after the photo), thermal top, assorted silver jewelry, camel boots, tennis shoes, and camel flats. Underwear, bras, and black trench coat are not pictured.
All of this totals to 35 items (or category of items like my jewelry that fits in a ziploc bag). That’s 5 more items then I had for my 30 day challenge back in February. However, that did not include underwear or accessories.
This all fits into a carry on bag (plus I’ll be wearing some of this on the plane so we should be good to go. Looking forward to seeing how well this wardrobe suits me in Europe. Ciao!
    • Megan
    • October 19, 2012

    We should borrow each other’s clothes;)

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