What to Pack and Wear in Sweden Kids Edition – Boys

What to Pack for Stockholm Sweden Kids Edition Boys Packing Light List #packinglist #packinglight #travellight #travel #livelovesara

White T-shirt • Mango | Red Star Wars T-shirt • Nordstrom | Striped Dress Shirt • Mango | Grey Kiss T-shirt • Nordstrom | Striped Long Sleeve • Nordstrom | Plaid Shirt • Nordstrom | Green Pullover • Mango | Blue Striped Hooded Sweater • Mango | Grey Sweatshirt • Mango | Dark Denim • H&M | Grey Denim • H&M | Green Casual Pants • H&M | Shorts • Nordstrom | Light Jacket • Mango | Hat • Vans | Sandals • Primigi | Sneakers • Converse | Slip-ons • Vans | Star Wars Carry-On • Pottery Barn |

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What to Pack and Wear in Sweden Kids Edition – Girls

What to Pack for Stockholm Sweden Kids Edition Girls Packing Light List #packinglist #packinglight #travellight #travel #livelovesara

Light Pink T-shirt • Mango | Striped Shirt • H&M | Sleeveless Denim Shirt • Mango | Red T-shirt • Zara | Peasant Blouse • Mango | Black Striped Pullover • Mango | Grey cardigan • Mango | Bowie Sweatshirt • Mango | Trench • Mango | Denim • Mango | Black Leggings • Mango | Print Leggings • Mango | Grey Dress • Mango | Black Dress • Mango | Green Pants • Mango | Shorts • Nordstrom | Hat • H&M | Sandals • Teva Kids | Sneakers • Converse | Flats • Yosi Samra | Wonder Woman Carry-on • Pottery Barn |

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What to Pack for Stockholm, Sweden in Summer

What to Pack for Stockholm Sweden Packing Light List #packinglist #packinglight #travellight #travel #livelovesaraTank • H&M | Graphic T-shirt • Hot Topic | Striped Shirt • Marks and Spencer | White Peasant Blouse • H&M | Black Blouse • H&M | Grey Pullover • Mango | Cardigan • Mango | Red Blazer • Mango | Trench Coat • Mango | Casual Denim • H&M | Dark Denim • H&M | Black Pants • H&M | Black Dress • Alexander Wang | Sundress • Mango | Black Scarf • Loft | Blue Scarf • Loft | Hat • H&M | Sunglasses • Raen | Espadrilles • H&M | Sneakers • Converse | Black Flats • Everlane | Cognac Purse • Børn at Target | Black Crossbody • Charming Charlie |

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What to Pack for Hungary and Bulgaria in June

What to Pack for Hungary and Bulgaria Packing Light List #packinglist #packinglight #travellight #travel #livelovesaraTank/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 :)

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What to Pack for One Month in the UK and France

What to Pack for The UK and France Packing Light List #packinglist #packinglight #travellight #travel #livelovesara

Black Silk Tank • Everlane | Grey T-shirt • H&M | Graphic (Joy Division) Tee • PacSun | Floral Print Top • Mango | Black Blouse • H&M | White Blouse • H&M | Long Black Cardigan • H&M | Yellow Sweater • Topshop | Grey Pullover • Uniqlo | Pink Sweater • River Island | Trench Coat • Mango | Dark Denim • H&M | Casual Distressed Denim • Mango | Black Pants • Mango | Black Wrap Dress • Marks and Spencer | Casual Dress • Madewell | Pink Print Scarf • Loft | Black & Grey Scarf • Joe Fresh | Hat • Madewell | Sunglasses • Quay | Grey Slip-ons • Latigo at Free People | Sneakers • Adidas | Booties • Seychelles | Large Purse • Sam Edelman | Crossbody Bag • Foley + Corinna |

Dilemma, dilemma. How the heck do you pack light for one full month (June) in an area that will experience all kinds of weather and varying temperatures? This question was asked of me and my answer is….I have no idea. I can only tell you what kind of things I would bring and my reasoning behind my choices.

I was told that this trip will be covering about 30 days going from London, to Edinburgh, the Highlands, and then through the French countryside. June hasn’t reached peak summer heat yet at this point and while the occasional day may hit a hot temperature, most days should be a comfortable 18-20°C.

A lot can happen in a month and the need for a variety of outfits is important, so the goal is to pack as light as possible but to have enough that you won’t need to wash clothes every couple of days (in case you don’t have access to washing facilities). Enough of a variety that you won’t get bored, but so you also will have an outfit for every need (so you will never have to run out and buy something).

I included several shirts ranging from casual to dressier ones (or can easily be dressed up). A few long sleeves and a cardigan on the days that it is too warm for a jacket but too cool for short sleeves. Several bottoms (2 jeans and one solid black pant). Light casual jeans will get a lot of use, dark jeans are dressed up or casual, and a pair of black pants always looks put together with minimal effort. A light coat is important and I chose a trench because it is extremely versatile, can be rain resistant, and every outfit looks instantly polished with a trench thrown on. I included two dresses but if you feel one and a skirt is a better option than that is what you bring instead. I picked one dressier wrap dress (that can also be made casual with the right pairings), and a loose-fitting  casual summer dress. For shoes my choices included one pair of slip-ons, short booties, and sneakers. Then I added a few accessories (scarves, hat, and I would personally bring a watch and maybe one simple necklace) and two bags (one large and one small).

For the colour palette I went with a base of black, grey, white, and pink. I included a bright yellow top for some variety because after a month you might feel too monotonous. I know a lot of people doing the 10×10 challenge on Instagram (check out the #spring10x10 hashtag to see what I am talking about), which is 10 pieces of clothes for 10 days and many decided that they went too neutral with their choices and were craving colour and that is only a week in to the challenge. While I could probably easily skate through a month wearing just black, grey, and white I do know that sometimes I feel bland and unadventurous doing so ;)

Remember that your travel outfit comes out of these pieces. Choose the heavier and bulkier items to pack less. I would probably wear the t-shirt, cardigan, jeans, sneakers, the trench, a scarf, sunnies, and carry the largest purse while packing the rest. Remember to roll everything, rolling works people ;)

Outfit options for this packing list cam be found in this post.

How long do you think you could go with wearing just neutrals before you craved some colour?

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