Camisole • H&M | T-shirt • J. Crew | Long Sleeve • Mango | Print Blouse • Mango | Classic Blouse • Gap | Black Sweater • Mango | Cardigan • Uniqlo | Kimono • Zara | Trench • H&M | Dark Denim • H&M | Casual Jeans • Gap | Black Trousers • Mango | Black Dress • Mango | Scarf • Pistil | Hat • Madewell | Sunglasses • Karen Millen | Flats • Dolce Vita | Boots • H&M | Purse • Fiorelli | Clutch • Asos |
Now that I know that I have Irish in me in a 15-31% range (according the Ancestry DNA) I am feeling a little Irish. I have always had a draw to there which now I can blame on my genes, and St. Patrick’s Day is going to have a whole new meaning this year ;) Today is the first day of March and that tied with St. Patrick’s Day inspired me, so when I got a request for an Ireland packing trip I figured now was a good time.
The request is for a 6 day July trip that was won at work, some co-workers and CEO’s will be there so she is looking for classy/casual wear. First off when you think July your first thoughts go to extreme heat. At least mine do, but the July temperatures in Ireland average 16°C, with a high of 19°C and a low of 12°C , and 23 days of rain. Does this mean the it won’t get hot and it’s going to rain the whole trip? No, but Ireland is notorious for experience all kinds of different weather in a 24 hour period so it’s best to be prepared. It averages 23 days of rain in July but that only means that there might be some period of rain during each of those days, even if it’s just for 5-10 minutes. A compactible umbrella will be handy and can be bought at most locations for cheap so no need to pack one.
With these pieces I tried to keep the casual but put together vibe. Dressy but comfortable shoes, jeans paired with dressier tops, and pieces that easily transition from day-to-night with a few minor changes. Keep in mind that t-shirts and tanks/camisoles are easy to pack, don’t take much room, and perfect for layering when weather is unpredictable. Remember that your travel outfit comes from these pieces too, not in addition too (so you are not packing every thing in the list). I hope this gives you some ideas of what you can bring with you, and the outfit options are in this post.
Is there a city that you find you are really drawn too for unknown reasons?