For our quick trip to London I had about thirty minutes from the time I got home after dropping the kids off in New Hampshire until we left for the airport to pack.
I brought two pairs of pants (black jeans and regular jeans), four sweaters (three of the same one in different colors), and a few striped tees to wear underneath. I never used the exercise outfit + sneakers I packed or the nice blouse I brought. That said, I was pretty happy with the comfortable and warm travel uniform I ended up with everyday.
For Paris earlier this year I spent weeks thinking about what I’d bring and hours laying out outfits and thinking about what I’d wear (traveling with 13 darling + stylish women seems more intimidating than a few days with Ben and another couple). It turns out, it didn’t really matter that much on either trip.
This time though, I was more realistic about what I’d wear, I prioritized comfort, and I brought much closer to the right amount of clothes.
black jeans: All-time ever favorite pair of black denim. I love the high rise and the crop length which works really well for my height to show just a tiny bit of ankle (I’m 5’4″). They’re flattering and comfortable and I flew home in these. (more from Agolde here)
black sweater: This is the sweater of the season! I have it in three colors now and, for the price, the quality can’t be beat. It’s something I’d expect to pay $100+ for at Madewell and both my sisters are requesting I get them one for Christmas. For London I wore the maroon one on the flight over, the black one on the flight home, and the green one on a sight-seeing day. It’s a cozy fit (read sizing reviews when picking your size) – I’m wearing an XS. I also want it in the blush. (more cute sweaters here)
black sneakers: These are my favorite travel sneakers because they’re light and comfortable and feel a little more chic than wearing my workout sneakers around Europe. I wore them for miles of walking each day and for both days of flying.
black crossbody: This is my favorite travel purse because I can throw in only my wallet when heading to a show and it isn’t too bit but I can also fit my DSLR in it if I don’t wan’t to carry around my camera backpack all day. The black goes with everything and it has held up impeccably over the years. (more crossbodies here)