Fashion Travel

What’s In My Suitcase

While tourism isn’t particularly fashionable, jet setting is always in style! Today marks 6 weeks until I’m off to spend 10 days in two of the most romantic cities in the world – London & Paris! Apart from the food, architecture, history and accent, many ladies think about the elite european fashions when planning their first visit. Here are the shoes, basics, bags & classics I plan to pack in my suitcase for 10 days abroad.

Shoes – I learned my lesson walking New York City last April; walking shoes are your friend. My stylish and pocket-sized travel buddy, Sara of Sabby Style, is less than excited about substituting her pumps. Thankfully, Nikes and Converse do the trick while keeping things casual. Of course, not every occasion calls for a lot of foot traffic, so I’m packing versatile heels, my favorite boots & a pair of flats.

Classics – Packing for 10 days on the beach in Costa Rica is much more minimal than just packing classics. Preparing for Spring in Paris and London will require a little more layering. Still, I like to keep it simple and neutrals are the name of my game.

Outerwear – The weather is unpredictable in the Spring, so I like to be prepared rain or shine. Im all about adaptability with my packing habits. My moto and utility jackets go with everything and my new black wrap coat is super casual but also works great with evening wear.

Bagged and Tagged – Im not a fan of lugging around a big bag while traveling. I like the idea of having a small backpack that secures my miscellaneous items for a day walking around town. Other than casual, my go to is simple –> phone, key, ID, $

walking shoes - What's in my suitcase

Classic Converse here | Black Nike here | Nude Pumps here | Black Pumps here
Nine West Flat Booties here | Wedge Booties sold out; similar here | Flats sold out; similar here

Go to classics - What's in my suitcase

Distressed Skinnies here | Wide Leg Trousers here | Boyfriend Jeans here
Chambray Shirt here | White Boyfriend Top here
White Tee here | Black Tee here | White Tank here | Black/Gray Tank here
Full-length Cardigan here | Hooded Zip Up here | Yoga/Running Pants here

Rain or shine outerwear - What's in my suitcase

My Black Wrap Coat here | Similar Moto Jacket here
Similar Utility Jacket here | Green Duster sold out, similar here

Travel bags - What's in my suitcase

Under $50 Bucket here | Backpack here
My Travel Wallet sold out, similar here | Clutch here

Have you been to London or Paris? Please leave tips in the comments!

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  • Reply
    Logan Can
    January 22, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    I love the bucket bag and those workout leggings! Your picks are perfect for travel!

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    Chris Huston
    January 22, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    I love these ideas. I’m also a “classics” girl and love to be comfortable. I would be packing all of this stuff on a trip to Paris or New York. And thanks for the reminder about shoes. On my first trip to Paris I wore a brand new pair of loafers and instantly regretted it. Make sure you test out your shoes first!


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    Valerie Hansen
    January 22, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    I LOVE THIS POST!! your style is right up my alley, I have those black flat tie ups…so chic!! My blog is the same niche, fashion and travel! Do you do your sets In Polyvore or Photoshop? I don’t have photo shop and they don’t seem to turn out as good for me on Polyvore.
    Great post,

    Thanks for sharing!

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    January 22, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    I love seeing what other people choose to pack and what you said about jet-setting always being in style! Truer words have never been spoken. 😉

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    Karin Rambo
    January 22, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    So fun! Enjoy your trip! I was in Europe last spring and we went to both London and Paris and it was amazing. Have a great time!

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    Heather with WELLFITandFED
    January 22, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Ha Ha, as a world traveler, reading the first part of your post, I about fell over when thought you were telling people to take five pairs of shoes on your trip to Europe! Ha ha, (You weren’t, right? just suggestions of options?….right?) I loved your Costa Rica capsule. Super cute! I am heading to Disney/ El Salvador/ skiing in Colorado all in the next six weeks. I need your packing suggestions!

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    Chiara Marie
    January 23, 2016 at 2:21 am

    I love all what’s in your suitcase. The problem for me is how do I fit in the shoes that go with it…..ahhhh i hate the 50lb rule. 😉

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    Kam Kay
    January 23, 2016 at 3:16 am

    I love all these backpacks. I don’t pack a lot when I travel, I’ll definitely keep your tips handy.

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    January 23, 2016 at 5:46 am

    going to London is still on the bucket list but i have been blessed to go to paris. i love the black pointed flats they are so cute

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