If you've been reading my blog lately, you've probably seen some stuff relating to minimalism. I've gotten rid of a lot of my clothes and other possessions within the past month or so, and I feel awesome! I'm going away for Spring Break on a short trip up north, and while I was getting ready this morning, I realized it was the perfect opportunity to show how I pack minimally.
STEP ONE: CLOTHING
I'll be gone for five nights, and here's what I packed:
- blue jeans, black jeans, black/white pants
- long sleeved shirt, two short sleeve shirts
- sweatpants, sweater (while these are loungewear items, they can definitely be dressed up to wear in public, I promise!!)
- one pair of pyjamas
- one pair of fashionable walking shoes, one pair of black boots (not pictured)
STEP TWO: ACCESSORIES
I normally pack super light when it comes to accessories. Other than my wallet, small bag, and sunglasses, I stick to one pair of earrings (that I wear the whole time) and maybe one necklace or a couple of rings.
STEP THREE: WEATHER-WEAR
Depending on where you're heading, you'll need some weather-specific items. It's going to be a little chilly for my standards, so I'm bringing my big furry Levi's jacket and my leather jacket. With weather-wear, I like to stick to one nighttime piece (leather jacket) and one daytime (denim). If it's hot where you're headed, considering a casual beach slip for daytime and a nice, light scarf for nighttime.
STEP FOUR: PACKING IT IN
First of all, it's all about the bag. I have this one from Kipling that I've used forever.
You have to start with the lightest things like sweaters and t-shirts. This way, when you put the heavier stuff on top, it'll all squish down and save you some space.
And by heavier stuff, I mean jeans, outerwear, shoes, etc. Here's my final bag for my 5-night, 6-day trip! I had lots of room to spare, even after I added my toiletries and boring stuff like socks and underwear.