I used to consistently travel with more than I needed. Even for an overnight adventure, I’d bring a carry on suitcase and a tote or large bag. A few years ago, I took a trip to Seattle and Portland with only a backpack, and a few months ago, I took a small carry on with me for a month-long adventure. (see that capsule wardrobe collection here) After those experiences, I’ll never check a bag or bring anything extra when I travel again.
On a few recent overnight trips, I figured out what I really needed and only brought that.
I wore: black tank, jeans, blazer and flats and in my laptop bag I packed my …
- computer & charger
- phone & charger
- id, credit card & insurance card
- small make up bag
- hair brush
- sleep shirt
I enjoy the freedom of moving through security lines with less. Navigating taxis or public transportation is easier with less.
A capsule wardrobe for overnights, weekends and even 3 months at a time or longer simplifies everything so you can enjoy traveling through the world and life a little lighter.
Do you generally over or under pack for travel?