Tank/Camisole • H&M | Grey T-shirt • J.Crew | Striped Shirt • Mango | Blue Wrap Blouse • H&M | Graphic (Pink Floyd) Tee • Brandy Melville | Blue Peasant Blouse • Madewell | Navy Blue Pullover • Topshop | Cardigan • Marks and Spencer | Blazer • Marks and Spencer | Denim • Mango | Culottes • Zara | Black Trousers • H&M | Midi Skirt • Zara | Black Dress • Mango | Blue Party Dress • H&M | Floral Scarf • Loft | Black Scarf • Mango | Packable Hat • J.Crew | Sunglasses • Le Specs | Sneakers • Converse | Red Slip-ons • Everlane | Heels • Nordstrom Rack | Cognac Purse • Nordstrom | Black Crossbody • Levi’s |
I was scrambling to finish this last night because my youngest daughter was having a really “tough” day. Meaning she was misbehaving the whole day and I couldn’t sit at my computer for more than 5 minutes at time before I had to get up and deal with something.
This request comes via Instagram for a super awesome lady I’ll call P. She is traveling in June for about 2 weeks to both Hungary and Bulgaria. The trip revolves around family get-togethers like a wedding and an Uncle’s birthday. I wasn’t sure how formal each of these events were going to be so I tossed a pair of heels into the mix just in case. But if the level of dressy doesn’t require heels then I would happily (I hate wearing heels) swap them out for a different pair of flats or other acceptable footwear.
I was kind of on the fence for what to include to make the trip as light as possible but have enough options for the different events. It is supposed to be relatively hot (23-29°C) during this time so it is to be noted that light and airy, and/or natural fabrics are wise choices. A shorter cropped jean or a pair that can be rolled will serve several purposes, wide leg trousers are nice and airy as well as some culottes (or pick only two if you want to cut down). Several shirt options of varying styles and colours, as well as a sweater or two just in case. The blazer works as a light jacket but also to dress up an outfit. A few scarves, a packable hat, one regular size purse, and one small purse round it out.
When you are going to be jumping from planes, to trains, to cars you want to keep your bag as light as possible. My suggestion is to start with these pieces, lay them out and make outfits. Note what you are going to wear to each “event” and then outfits for regular days. Add or subtract pieces as you put together your travel wardrobe. Realistically for a two-week trip you should plan enough pieces to easily cover the two weeks. If you have access to laundry than you can probably get away with one weeks worth of clothes (plus wedding/party attire) and get really creative with your outfits or wear things on repeat. I will put together outfit options for this list in next post.
I hope this gives you some ideas because this trip sounds like it is going to be fun 🙂