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Packing for a Spring trip to Paris

Packing for a Spring trip

This has been a post I have toyed with for literally an entire year.

A whole YEAR!

Is that ridiculous or what?

So why did it take me so long? Well because this is something a little out of my comfort zone, a little unusual for this blog, and therefore a little scary to put out into the world, ya know? I couldn’t wait any longer so I’m throwing in this post smack dab in the middle of the One Room Challenge! Let’s get to it, then…

Packing for a Spring trip to Paris

It’s been a year since Alex and I took a trip to London and Paris and before we left I planned out most of my outfits, taking pictures of them all with my phone. And yes, I did reference the photos while we were there to help me get dressed quickly.

Today I want to share with you a quick and easy way to pack to ensure you will be both comfortable and (dare I say it) stylish!

1. SHOES!

I didn’t pack a single pair of shoes with heels. Not one! There is a lot of walking to be done in Paris (especially if you really want to enjoy the city), so I packed shoes I knew would be comfortable and still look good! I also only packed neutral shoes that could be worn with everything I brought. I did pack a pair pf black boots also, because we went to London and I knew if it rained, I wouldn’t want to be in little flats!

Spring outfit 5

2. JACKETS

I packed two blazers (one denim and one black) because they can be dressed up or down and act as jackets in the Spring. Also, they’re easy to carry if I get warm. I also packed one short-sleeved light jacket which was great for layering and super comfortable! 

Spring outfit 4

3. DRESSES

I packed three. I did not need that many. Two dresses are the most a gal will ever need for a regular trip, in the event of a fancier dinner, a warmer day, or just wanting to be a little extra girly! The blazers come in handy here as well because they’re totally dress-friendly!

Spring outfit 1

4. PANTS

Am I crazy for telling you to pack three pairs of pants and a pair of leggings for a week-long trip? Maybe. But, honestly, more is just more in this case and you don’t really need it. A pair of jeans, some comfortable cropped pants and a pair of fitted dress pants in a neutral print ought to do it. Maybe throw in a black pair, if you really must!

Spring outfit 3

5. ACCESSORIES

I brought with me two scarves and very few jewellery – a watch, versatile and simple stud earrings, a neutral necklace and one in a fun colour. Pretty basic! Sorry for the dirty boots – the Versailles grounds were crazy dusty!

Spring outfit 6 (Versailles)

Something I made sure to bring with me: a small cross-body bag. It forced me to carry only the essentials every day and kept from having a heavy load to carry. Definitely a must! Alex and I took turns carrying the camera, which was separate, and sometimes we stuck to phone-only pictures!

Spring outfit 4 (street)

Yep, that’s Abbey Road up there!

I made up a little collage of all of the things I think would be handy to have for a Spring trip. You can see that the colours are mostly neutral, with a couple of colourful pieces thrown in for fun. I kept it as close as possible to the items that I actually packed.

Packing for a Spring trip
 
Honestly, sometimes I look back on these photos and think I could go a lot longer than just one week living with only these pieces!

Well, I believe that’s all the fashion advice I have for you. I’m certainly no fancy fashion blogger, as is evident by this entire post, but I hope this comes in handy to someone out there when packing for a Spring getaway! 

xoxo




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7 Comments

  • Reply Vanessa

    Love this! I’m always fascinated by how people pack. Thanks for the tips, lady :)

    April 13, 2015 at 7:39 am
    • Reply Thalita

      That’s awesome. Thanks so much, Vanessa!!

      April 14, 2015 at 9:29 am
  • Reply Meagan

    When I lived in Ireland, I learned to travel with just a carry-on… Thus I became a task master for packing lightly! I would even dare to take things a step further and only bring 1 dress and 2 pairs of pants! Seriously. Also – I always bright a light and heavier scarf (one that can double as an over the shoulder look) and lots of jewelry. My basics stay the same but a new scarf, a different necklace and a different pair of shoes changes a look.I would travel for 1 week with these combo’s no problem. Being a good succinct packer is a skill girl!

    April 13, 2015 at 6:22 pm
    • Reply Thalita

      I have yet to learn the art of travelling with only a carry-on. I am such an over-packer, but I did well for this trip!

      April 14, 2015 at 9:30 am
      • Reply Meagan

        Ya it’s a slow learning process – just watch! Each trip you will try to bring less than the last! You start to realize how much stuff we bring that we don’t need. I use to be such an over packer. I also have a rule that I only bring my favourite items :)

        April 14, 2015 at 9:47 am
  • Reply denvergalea

    I’m also a bit obsessed with how people pack – great post!

    Where did you get that denim blazer and cream coat (in the last photo) from? Love them both!

    April 14, 2015 at 5:35 am
    • Reply Thalita

      Thanks so much! The denim blazer is from American Eagle, and the cream coat is some crazy expensive designer one – I just picked one as close to my own as possible, whcih believe me, is not from a fancy designer (it’s from Forever21!).

      April 14, 2015 at 9:33 am

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