May 10, 2012

{Clockwise from top-left: Topshop stripe top (available here); Topshop mint lurex knit (available here); Topshop lace dress (available here); Michael Kors watch (available here); Charlotte Olympia clutch (available here); Mulberry Bayswater totebag (available here); Topshop heels (available here); J Brand jeans (available here); Free People leather skirt (available here); Topshop ankle boots (available here)}

There’s no better situation for paring back your wardrobe and getting to know your own style than when you’re attempting to pack a suitcase. With my European adventure beginning to loom near, I have been trying to piece together my ideal capsule wardrobe. I’m limiting myself to one pair of everyday boots, one pair of going out heels, one oversized tote bag, one small clutch, one going out dress, etc. No easy feat for someone who can’t even decide what to wear a single day in advance.

Trying to estimate what temperatures in three different countries will be like is almost impossible, so it’s vital to include layering pieces. The most important thing? Everything has to match! This wishlist sort of encapsulates the fluidity and streamlined approach I’d like to take, with just enough trendy bits to keep it fresh. Plus, I have to leave plenty of room in my suitcase for the shopping that I definitely intend on doing! I think I’ll put together a “carry on luggage” wishlist next, as this one was actually really fun.

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  • Reply last year's girl May 10, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Europe where? Are you visiting? x

  • Reply Jessie May 10, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Oh my, I would love everything on this list!

    That’s super exciting that you are going on a trip, hoping there will be tons of travel posts on here to make us all jealous of your adventures!


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