Pre-planning outfits for Europe or any trip for that matter is absolutely essential! Especially in my case, Tommy and I will be gone for a total of 10 days and packing my entire closet would be awesome, but just isn’t realistic! That means it’s time to plan!
The first step in planning your outfits prior to your departure is basic, but could throw off everything: check the weather. I’m sure you can see how that can go haywire, so I won’t explain too much. Tommy and I are going in the middle of October which calls for weather slightly warmer (but not much) than where we live in Wisconsin. The high of the week is around 75 and the low is about 55. This leaves a lot of room for what to bring because during the day I may want to wear a maxi dress paired with my favorite sandals, while the night will lead me to wear my favorite pair of jeans styled with little booties and a leather jacket.
The second step in planning your outfits is to make sure you give your wardrobe the ability to mix and match. Think about it. If I was to plan 10 different outfits without common reusable items (bras, jeans, outerwear, shoes, etc.) I would need to use up at least both Tommy and I’s luggage, meaning Tommy’s gonna end up wearing the same clothes every day, and well, that’s just not cool haha. So, make sure as you’re starting to set up day to day outfits that have similar pieces to shrink the number of clothes you’re bringing, that way your travel buddy/significant other still has room to pack too.
The last key thing before tackling your suitcase is the organization. If you missed my last blog, Preparing for your International Trip & The Travel Essentials, you saw the Travel Packing Cubes I suggested buying to optimize space. These help keep all shirts, pants, undergarments, etc. together and in order. That way you can strategically pack your days top to bottom and also keep your sanity while digging through your luggage once in Europe.
Now, after all that pre-packing talk, you probably want to know and see all the cute pieces I packed for the ultimate Trip to Europe wardrobe. Stay tuned by following me on IG (@laurajulaine), but for now, here is what I have thus far.
Until next time.
Peace and Love,