I usually consider myself a pretty organized packer and am one to always be prepared with my necessities for travel - weather checked, currency converted, assorted chargers and adapters prepped, traveling snacks and amusements within reach, the proper club cards pulled, ID in purse triple-checked, cash for the train out of my wallet and ready to stuff in my pocket.
However, when it comes to my wardrobe, being a color-minded person has its setbacks. I hate over packing and I've tried every packing trick in the book to no avail for me. Planned outfits for me usually means something doesn't end up working out mid-trip and I've got a whole outfit that can do a whole lotta nada. Streamlined color-coordinating pieces that can all go together usually means I end up with one pair of trousers that is supposed to go with everything except I get a rip in the butt on the first day of wear.
Though I feel like I end up on my trips with nothing to wear, I obviously end up scrounging something acceptable together, but I always end up feeling under-accessorized and kind of blah. It is definitely safer and easier for me to be more monochromatic on-the-road, especially when I'm typically in business situations and dealing with people that are older than me. More casual daily office dressing with bright blue platform sandals is one thing when I know what to expect but a black pencil skirt and button-down never seems to fail a situation, albeit it may be a bit yawn-inducing.
What kind of packers are you ladies? Are you streamlined and efficient or do you feel the need to take almost everything just in case? Do you have any tips for successful trip packing?
Sweater: J.Crew factory ocelot (worn here - sim floral, longer, shawl)
Dress: J.Crew embossed beach (sim, sim, shift, pricey)
Belt: J.Crew metallic skinny (sim)
Earrings: F21 (no longer online, check stores - sim, sim, lighter, fancy)
Shoes: BC Footwear slouch (sim, pricey)
I'll also be announcing the winner of the $50 gift card shortly - stay tuned!