Ok, yes I am posting a little out of order here, but I did want to do a post about packing. Because I am an atrocious OVER PACKER. Like, seriously I have a problem, I always pack too many clothes!
But for this trip, I had highly anticipated much shopping, so I decided to pack very light. I intended to bring 1 week’s worth of clothing, and not to even come close to filling the suitcase (I did take some photos but they are quite average and don’t really convey my “lightness of packing”).
So I’ll give you the list of items I brought:
- 1 pair black jeans
- 1 dress that doesn’t wrinkle easily
- 1 “fancy” dress for going to shows/dinner/etc.
- 1 navy skirt
- 1 pair chuck taylors
- 1 pair dr. marten boots
- 1 pair running shoes
- 2 linen witchery knit linen tunic tops
- 1 witchery scarf
- 1 sleeveless black tunic
- 2 threadless t-shirts
- 1 3/4 sleeve polka-dot tunic
- 1 short black cardigan
- 1 short gold caridgan
- 1 grey wool cardigan (never worn!)
- 1 black hoodie
- 1 pair black lounge pants (for the plane)
- 3 camisoles for layering underneath
- 1 swimsuit
- 1 pair black wedges
- 1 pair running shorts
- 1 workout t-shirt
- 1 pair black tights
- 1 pair purple tights
- 1 skinny belt
- 1 black jacket
- 1 raincoat (never used!)
Ok, so you’re probably thinking that is HEAPS! But honestly for me that was like hardly bringing anything at all. 😀 I decided to keep black as my main colour with everything to match. I did feel a bit hipsterish sometimes walking around in black jeans with a black coat and dr. martens on, but oh well. 😀 And the boots in London in spring were really excellent. Our day trips to Cardiff and Warwick Castle both involved walking around on slightly muddy grounds, so the boots came in handy.
So here were the looks I created:
Anyways, I was pleased overall with the amount and selection of outfits I brought with me. 😀 A super easy to wear versatile dress that doesn’t wrinkle easily, lots of scarves and comfy versatile shoes are were essential. There is absolutely nothing I felt that I wished I had brought along, so I must have done OK.