Growing up, my dad was the master of travelling light, he could pack for a month in a small suitcase. For years I have been trying to mimic his packing style, much to my disappointment, it just doesnt work with girls. I mean, we have outfits to think about!! There's a lot of extras; make-up, accessories and other helpful things. Don't even get me started on chargers, laptops and cameras. Ugh, nightmare!
So, after years and years of lugging my whole closet with me every time I travel. I've finally come up with a small system. I call it the 2-1. Why that? Cause it's really as easy as making sure that one top goes with at least 2 bottoms; a dressy one and a casual one. I try and keep it minimal of course, for example that black H&M button down (upper right) it works with black jeans and my silk joggers. That white top, works with my jeans and geometric shorts. Do you see where I'm going here? Its all about getting more use for the pieces you have, without looking like you're repeating everything.
So for a 3 day and 2 night stay in Davao, I packed:
- 1 jacket
- 2 dressy tops
- 2 casual tops
- 1 pair or black jeans
- 1 pair of shorts
- 1 dressy bottoms
- 1 dress
- 1 day shoe (sandals/sneaker/ flats)
- 1 evening shoe
And that's mainly it. What I tend to do is just add +1 to the top and bottom bit, for every extra night I'm staying.