How to Travel Light in 4 Easy Steps

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

With the Thanksgiving holiday just a week away, many of us will be traveling to be with family and friends.  In an effort to simplify, I’ve been trying to pack light.  This works easily in the summer as our clothes and shoes are lighter leaving more space in our luggage.  The colder months present more of a challenge, though.  When I saw this infographic on Pinterest, I knew the Thanksgiving holiday would be the perfect opportunity to test it out.  Let’s see how this works.
Recipe Style:
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From the article “22 Fashion Infographics You Need in Your Life” by Jessica Probus
My Style:
Step One: Choose a Color Palette
As suggested in the instructions, I picked a scarf to serve as a guide to pick my colors.  On a side note, I do this in decorating as well.  For instance, the color palette in my living room is all based off the area rug.  This makes it super easy to pick out decor as there’s always a color reference available. Highly recommend!  Back to packing…below is my color palette.
Step Two: Select One Item of Clothing per Day
I was a bit skeptical of this step.  One item of clothing per day?  Yikes!  Thanksgiving holiday is 4 days and I always like to pack for one extra day just in case.  In other words, that’s 5 items.  The instructions indicate “each item needs to provide 2 outfit applications”.  This really doesn’t apply for a trip this short, but is something to keep in mind for longer trips.  Below are my five items.  
Step Three: Select Shoes
I found this part to be much easier, but that’s just me.  The instructions suggest three pairs of shoes. I opted for all black ones selecting a pair of dressy pumps, comfy boots, and ballet flats.  That should cover all the bases and keep my feet cute and comfy!

Step Four: Add Accessories
Now the fun part, load up on those accessories!  They take up very little room in your luggage, but have a huge impact on stretching those few clothing items into as many outfits as possible.  I cheated slightly and categorized my camis as accessories.  Much like the other accessories, they don’t occupy much room, so this seemed valid.  Below are my picks.  As you can see, I have a variety of camis, necklaces, and a scarf.

Traveling light is a challenge for sure.  Limiting the clothing items to 5 was the biggest struggle for me. On the bright side, this provided a creative opportunity to use accessories to make several distinctly different outfits.  That’s not something I would normally challenge myself to do, but it’s a great way to start thinking outside the box and looking at your clothes in a new way.  I would recommend trying this out!  
What tips do you have for traveling light?
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!

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