I thought it was about time I simplified my traveling wardrobe so I resolved to pack light for our three-day getaway. It all began when I noticed I was gravitating toward neutral classic clothes. If you see my wardrobe, various hues of grey, light pink, black, navy and white will take the limelight. It’s just so much easier to dress when things are minimized and simplified. If I learned to trim my wardrobe into the classy essentials I thought it was time to learn how to do it when packing for a trip.
We were spending 3 days in Singapore to watch the Guns and Roses concert and meet friends. With the two kids in tow, I really had to pack light. Here are things you need to know in order to plan your weekend wardrobe:
- climate of your destination
- itinerary or agenda of your trip
- transportation option or will you be walking a lot?
- Will there be rainy days?
- Details of your return flight like duration so you’ll know what to wear.
With all these in mind I formulated my three-day wardrobe and mentally took note of combinations for each day and activity. I was already wearing some basic essentials on the plane ride going there like my bag and jacket so these are things that I needed to toss into my suitcase.
Aside from some extra outfit options, here are some wardrobe ideas according to different activities you might have:
- A nice dinner or night out. Outfit: Classic black skirt, crisp white button down shirt, black flats, evening purse, watch and pearl earrings
- A day out with friends. You can prepare one outfit but change shoes depending on your activity. I brought dressy shoes for nice lunches but was prepared to just pair my outfit with sneakers for sight seeing. Outfit: long grey cotton skirt, white and navy sleeveless top, black flats or sneakers, pearl earrings and watch
- Casual dinner, Outfit: Torn jeans, dressy shirt, black flats, evening purse, gold earrings and watch
- An outfit for the plane ride home. Outfit: long sleeved shirt, torn jeans, sneakers, pearl earrings and watch
Packing is so much easier when you plan ahead and minimize. Stick to items you can mix and match by working with basic colors. Have options for weather like a jacket and scarf. Always have a good pair of comfortable walking shoes. How do you pack for your holiday trips?