I have this fantasy where I have a carry-on suitcase sitting in my closet, packed and ready to go at all times, filled with perfect yet minimal outfits that will work for any destination.
What can I say? I love it when I can automate things. 🙂
In fact, I do this with my toiletry bag. I keep travel sized basics like toothpaste, toothbrush, makeup wipes, etc. in my suitcase, ready to go. It speeds up the packing process.
But, I haven’t achieved that with my clothes, and I’m not sure if I ever will. Every trip calls for something different — what with it’s different activities and different climate. Plus, let’s be real, I want to wear my favorite clothes — not keep them stashed in a suitcase, waiting for my next trip. 🙂
My packing lists usually have a similar vibe, though, and there are a few constants:
Pretty much no matter where I’m going, I always bring a striped tee (or two), black yoga leggings (great for the plane and for PJs) and a black dress (that I can dress up or down).
Anyway, I’ve got packing on the brain because we’re headed to Nashville for a few days!
Back when we lived in Austin, we had the best little group of friends — but we’ve all scattered to different cities now. We get together at least twice a year, and this time around, we’re meeting in Nashville. I can’t wait to see them!
The forecast calls for thunderstorms all weekend, so even though I’m craving dresses and shades of white, I’m packing closed toe shoes + jeans + sturdy clothes that can get a little wet and still look great.
Instead of a traditional packing list, I decided to break it up by activity. What do you think?
TOPS + JACKETS
01 | Denim jacket (old) | similar (made in USA) | similar for less
02 | Stripe tank (old) | similar (made in USA)
03 | Indigo tee c/o Ace&Jig (made in USA) | similar for less
04 | Crop tee (old) | similar | similar (made in USA)
05 | Black tank (old) | similar (made in USA)
06 | Stripe sweater (old) | similar (socially responsible)
BOTTOMS + SHOES
01 | Black dress c/o Everlane (made responsibly)
02 |Jeans by Madewell | similar by Paige Denim (made in USA)
03 | Black jeans (old) | similar (made in USA)
04 | Yoga leggings by YogaSmoga (eco-friendly + made in USA + socially responsible)
05 | Ankle booties c/o Fortress of Inca (made ethically + sustainably)
06 | Sneakers by Veja (environmentally friendly + socially responsible)
01 | Long necklace by Madewell | 02 | Travel tote c/o Ona | 03 | Sunnies by Ray Ban
So tell me, do you have any go-to pieces you always pack no matter the destination? Any recommendations for can’t-miss things to do while we’re in Nashville?
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