Paris Photo by Moyan Brenn, used under Creative Commons License, Click for source.
When I travel I prefer to only pack a carry-on. Most people are confused as to why and more importantly how that is possible, especially on long trips. The key to packing light is to pack items that mix well together and to not be afraid to wear an item more than once. I try to limit my jewelry to a couple of pairs of earrings and one or two statement pieces. Accessories that I pack are items that pair well with any outfit or piece. I also check ahead for the weather, and contact the hotel to find out if they have items like blow dryers on hand.
Without further adieu, I give you the first of many in this series, 10 Days in Paris. Right now the climate is moderate and there is a slight chance of rain. This trip is a casual one that includes sight-seeing and shopping.
1. Cuyana / 2. J.Crew / 3. J.Crew / 4. Ray-Ban / 5. J.Crew / 6. Brandy Melville / 7. VPL / 8. TopShop / 9. Weekday / 10. Adriano Goldschmied / 11. Supre/ 12. Saint James for J.Crew / 13. Fashion Union / 14. TopShop / 15. Sigerson Morrison / 16. Steve Madden / 17. Michael Kors
Day 1. You’ll probably spend a lot of time in the air today, so dress comfortably and in layers. Getting through security will be a breeze in these slip on flats. I always get hot or cold on the plane so I like to wear a scarf. I also like to keep my more valuable items with me like my jewelry, passport, etc. A hat and sunglasses top off the look so I can snooze if I’d like.
Day 2. Your first real day in Paris, you may want to dress a little fancy?
Day 3. Breaking out the heels!
Day 4. A bit cooler today but luckily you brought lots of layers to keep you comfortable.
Day 5. Moving along.
Day 6. Glitzy again.
Day 7. Comfy chic.
Day 8. Chance of showers.
Day 9. Last full day. Boo.
Day 10. Headed home. Layered head-to-toe and time to catch up on those Zzz’s.
So there you have it, packing light for a 10 day trip to Paris, France. There will most likely be extra room in your bag for negligees and perhaps something to sleep in.
Do you have a destination that you want me to pack for? Let me know in the comments and I’ll be happy to add it to my “Travel Light” to do list.
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Your blog is great! Can you help me pack for a 3 day black tie wedding in the Loire Valley, France. Followed by 3 days of wine tasting in Bordeaux and a quick 3 days in Barcelona? I’m struggling to pack for this because of the variety. Thanks!
really great blog. How about a packing list for Zurich ( Switzerland). My absolut favourit city 😉
i love your tips and your style – and would love to see a post about traveling light in southeast asia. i’m headed there for a month and am hoping to bring only one carry on!
I haven’t been there but I’ll put it on my list! I know a few people who have gone. 🙂
PLEASE DO ONE FOR IRELAND!!!!!!
I love your website! I’m going on a 3 1/2 week exchange to Waldkirch, Germany this summer and would love to see what you would suggest packing!
Thanks! Wow, 3 1/2 weeks is a long time! Do you have access to laundry? 🙂
I will have access to both washer and dryer, I will be staying with a family whom I am friends with 🙂
I loved this sight. I am heading to Southern Italy in May. I am 48 and plus size, size 18, would love some ideas for packing. I live in Canada so not sure if we have many of the same stores.
It’s a good post.
Great post! I always pack way too much.
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Want to know what I’ve been itching to buy? A nice pair of light olive green cords. Skinny cords. I bet they’d look really great with my cognac boots and a striped long sleeved. I must find.
Thanks! I’ve been after some olive green skinny or slimstraight jeans. I’m not a huge fan of cords. I have some bootcut in a terracotta color though.
Oui! Oui! Oui!
This is really a great blogpost. I would use this next time I’m going on vacation. I always, without a doubt, pack to much!
Just now I was 14 days in Egypt, and came home with 4 dresses, 2 pair og shorts, 1 top and two bikinis that was unused.