Packing for a city you’ve never been to is hands down the most difficult thing about traveling. How do you know what the weather is going to be like? What if it rains? How many pairs of shoes do I need? These are all the questions running through the brain of a typical girl when she’s packing for a trip. Now, I’m no expert, but I have learned a thing or two about traveling over the last few years.
- Take three, maximum four, pairs of shoes on a trip. One my recent trip to NYC I took four pairs of shoes;
- my trusty pair of TOMS, perfect for the airport and walking around the city (I could have done without these because my slides were so comfortable, mental note for next time).
- Jack Rogers sandals.
- A pair of slides. I recommend a open back shoe over a pair of flats. Hello, no shoe-bite!
- A comfortable-ish pair of heels. I took a pair of chunky heels, much more comfortable than a pencil heel.
- If you know you’re going to be sightseeing and running around the city a backpack is a MUST. Not only does it look absolutely adorable on your back, but it’s so convenient and comfortable. Usually Aziz lugs around a huge back pack with our camera equipment and water bottles, but a big bag is so unnecessary to carry around all day. A small backpack is perfect for our DSLR and extra lens, a wallet, an umbrella, sunglasses, and this particular bag has water bottle pockets on both sides. Scroll down to get a similar one, I highly recommend it.
- Multi-use pieces . Everyone has their favorites, so don’t take something you haven’t worn in months that you think you might wear on your trip. You won’t. I like to take two pairs of jeans, blue and black. Both can be used during the day with slides or sandals, and at night with your stylish pair of heels. I’m more of a dress girl, so I generally don’t need more than two pairs of pants. I also try and take tops that can be worn more than once. For example, this sweater can be worn with jeans or tucked into a skirt for nighttime. Mixing pieces can create a totally different outfit, so don’t be afraid to mix-and-match.
I really hope these packing tips help you on your next getaway. Like I mentioned before, I’m no expert. This is just what works for me. Have you learned anything while you’ve traveled? I would love to hear about them! Comment below or shoot me a DM on my Insta!
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