Thursday, April 23, 2015

Eurotrip 2015: What to Pack

One of my favorite parts of going on vacation is packing.  Because when you pack it means the countdown is finally over and you are on your way to your destination.  

Plus I love getting all the things I will taking with me together, laying it all out on my bed, taking a picture of it to post on Instagram (obviously), and then placing it all neatly in my suitcase.  There is just something so satisfying about that routine.  

So when we booked our Eurotrip I immediately went to Pinterest for tips on packing for two weeks in Europe.




Through Pinterest I've been able to come up with a list of what I want to take with me one my trip.  I've taken most of my tips from here, here, and here.  And here's the top three things I've figured out when it comes to packing with for Europe:

1. Pack pieces that allow you to mix and match.
2. Europeans don't where tennis shoes, so you've got to find other comfy shoes to bring.
3. You won't need as much as you think you will.

Now that last one is going to be especially difficult for me because I am totally guilty of overpacking pretty much every time I travel. So I'm planning out what I'm going to pack now so when it comes time to actually pack, I don't pack too much.

So what exactly do I plan to pack do you ask?

Here is my list:

Shirts:  2 blouses, 2 cotton T-shirt, 1 chambray shirt
Bottoms: 1 pair of skinny jeans, 1 pair of colored pants, 1 printed skirt
Dresses: 2-3 cotton dresses
Jacket: 1 casual jacket
Scarves: 2-3 (I've read this are perfect for the airplane, to change up an outfit, and for church visits.
Cardigans: 2 - in solid colors
Shoes: 2 pairs of Toms, 1 pair of flats, Sperry's, 1 pair of sandels.

Thankfully I have most of the things I plan to pack, but I will be purchasing the items in the picture above.  

-2 cotton dresses - These two are from Old Navy and will be purchased ASAP.  They're exactly what I'm looking for.
-1 colored cardigan- most likely pink but black or mint green would be nice too.
-Another pair of Toms -  I think I want them in grey.  I feel like grey would go with just about anything.  And I really like this lace grey ones.
-A new piece of luggage- My mom got me new luggage 2 Christmas's ago.  And one of the wheels fell off the largest piece of luggage at the airport at some point during my last few trips.  womp womp.  Plus I would like something a little sturdier since it'll be drug across 6 countries.

Packing for this trip is going to be so fun.  I want pieces that will be cute in pictures (obviously) but comfortable at the same time.  From what I can tell the weather should be warm maybe even hot on some occasions. So breathable shirts are going to be a must as well.

I plan to take pictures of all the things I'll be packing and sharing a post on that as it gets closer.

If you've been to Europe, what were your must haves/best things to bring with you on your trip?  I'm eating up all the advice I can get! :)

84 DAYS!!!

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