If you’re anything like me the outfit planning, packing and anticipation are half the fun of any trip! To make things easier, I always try things on and snap a mirror selfie of each outfit before folding items and tucking them into my luggage. It helps me remember what I brought and mid-way through the trip what I still have available to wear.
Here’s what I packed for a long weekend in Paris:
Coats – I love outerwear, and like to bring several options on winter trips so I don’t feel like I’m wearing the same thing in everyday. On this trip I packed my camel wrap coat (similar), a tailored red coat (similar), a white wool topcoat (similar) and my Marta Scarampi Navy Guilia Cape and Stacie Cape (both of which were perfect when paired with a turtleneck sweater for the more mild days.)
Blazers – I’ve fallen hard for tailored blazers by Blaze Milano and love dressing up a bit for plane travel so I wore my houndstooth blazer (similar) on the flight to Paris. I also love this houndstooth wrap blazer which is definitely a splurge but is as comfortable as a sweater but looks much more polished.
Sweaters – I live in turtlenecks all winter and packing for Paris is no exception. I brought my favorite fitted cashmere turtleneck in two colors, a looser boyfriend turtleneck sweater (similar) and this short sleeved black sweater which has the perfect fit and is a 4 season staple.
Tops – I never travel without a boyfriend shirt by Ann Mashburn as it looks great under sweaters, blazers, capes or on it’s own. I also packed a structured Emilia Wickstead Top (similar) and picked up a vintage Saint Laurent silk pussybow blouse at Les Puces.
Bottoms – My favorite pair of blue jeans (I cut the hem myself) and this pair of black jeans (under $100). A good pair of black wool cropped trousers (similar here), a tweed midi skirt and plaid mini skirt (found one!).
Dresses – An elegant black midi dress (love this!) looked right for dinner on our last night.
Accessories – I bought this necklace before my trip and just love it paired with simple necklines like a collared shirt or turtleneck. Other accessories include a Sarah Flint silk scarf (90mm for around my neck and 45 mm for wrapping the handle of my bag), Prada sunglasses, J.Crew tights, and a very pretty vintage bee brooch I bought at Les Puces.
Shoes – The forecast promised nonstop rain all weekend (then was perfectly wrong) so I had packed less-precious rain boots and sneakers to go with most outfits. I also brought these fabulous heels which dress up any outfit and these suede boots with an ideal, walkable heel.
Marta Scarampi Navy Guilia Cape + Belt // Cashmere Turtleneck // Mark Cross Bag (20% off with code “Olivela20”) // Sarah Flint Scarf (coming soon!) // Pearl Earrings // Haverhill Bracelet
These are great packing tips, Stacie–makes me want to actually plan a trip somewhere soon!!
Does all of this fit into a single checked bag, or do you bring multiples?
This all fit into my paravel carry on (smaller size) and checked luggage + tote!