This post may contain affiliate links. Click here for more information.
Of course I want to look amazing on my 2 week trip to Paris so I am packing more than my usual minimalistic outfits, but I still managed to fit a large majority of my outfits in my personal bag! With a United Economy ticket, I am only allowed one personal bag and one checked bag. I know I will be tempted to buy a lot of souvenirs, so I packed a carry on inside of my checked bag because my flight home allows a personal bag, carry on, and checked bag! PERFECT! I made sure that both the checked bag and carry on were extremely light weight so I could still fit a few pieces in the carryon inside for my flight to Paris without paying baggage overweight fees.
Black is my base color. Ask anyone that sees me on a daily basis and they will tell you I am ALWAYS wearing black. Black is a common clothing color on the streets of Paris so outfitting with black will help me blend in when I feel like exploring the city or want to sit down and enjoy a crepe at the park. Stripes are also very common in Paris so I found a few striped pieces that I love that I can mix and match with my black clothing. The key to packing is to have versatile pieces that all blend well together. I easily have more than 20 beautiful simple outfits that I can arrange and feel comfortable in.
Because I also want to stand out on occasion, say at a nice night gathering or a museum party, I am bringing along some of my favorite statement pieces for when I want the attention. Loud pop of floral colors and a glittery Kate Spade clutch are what I chose. This clutch is hard-shelled and cannot be easily opened. It also has a gold metal chain so I dare any pickpocketer to cut the strap off and try to take a run for it! My Ted Baker floral pieces are so beautiful they belong in the art museum, hence why I plan on wearing them during my museum visits! I also have jewelry pieces that can transform a simple outfit into a night out outfit or a fun edgy/artsy outfit
Want to see some of the BEST travel shoes for summer? Follow me and wait for my second packing article!
Here at similar items you can wear on your next trip: