Tank/Camisole • H&M | Striped Shirt • Mango | Dressy Shirt • Mango | Classic Blouse • H&M |
Wrap Top • H&M | Pullover • H&M | Black Sweater • H&M | Blazer • River Island | Skirt • H&M |
Denim • H&M | Casual Denim • H&M | Black Pants • H&M | Jacket • Mango | Scarf • H&M |
Hat • H&M | Sunglasses • Michael Kors | Flats • Yosi Samra | Casual Shoes • Vans |
Boots • Topshop | Tote • Aldo/Asos | Crossbody • Boden
After skipping last week while I was trying to get some gift guides out I am back to a packing list this week. I received a request from a woman who is going to Washington D.C. at the beginning of April as a chaperone for her son’s school trip. She is stumped for what to pack for this trip as they are only allowed a carry-on. This being a school trip I assume there will be a lot of sightseeing that will involve a mix of dressy-casual, and casual outfits depending on the itinerary. I included some simple and easy to wear items that are both comfortable, and dressy when needed by some easy pairings.
I always encourage that you pack a couple of tank tops or camisoles because they take up little to no room and are perfect for layering under sweaters, cardigans, blazers, and even as a sleepwear option if necessary. This time of year in Washington is when the Cherry Blossom Festival is and would be beautiful to see and experience.
I played with some different colour combinations here because I was feeling the jewel tones. The coat is a mid-weight which is perfect for April’s unpredictability and is in a beautiful plum colour. The blazer is for a lighter jacket option, but it pays to check the forecast leading up to the day you depart so you know what type of jacket you need to bring. I added some accents of a rich green, with some leopard (because I love leopard mixed with jewel tones). The wrap shirt is multi purpose because it can be worn as a shirt over a camisole or open as a light cardigan. The key to packing light is to pack things that you can wear in several different ways so you can make the most out of what you bring. I hope these pieces give you some ideas for your trip.
The outfit options are in this post.
Have you ever been to the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington?