October 4, 2012
Now that I’m appropriately dressed for flying, the first thing I’ll pack will be an outfit in solid black. This gives me my “core of 4” in black…
It’s hard to imagine, but at this point, with six articles of clothing, I in fact have twelve different outfits. Okay, twelve different, really REPETITIOUS outfits, but this would in theory be “do-able” for a while. Remember, nobody is keeping track of what you wear (if they are, they’ve got bigger problems than you can solve), and you can always get laundry done while traveling. Accessories could brighten this up quite a bit, too.
The other thing I definitely plan for is any activity that I’m sure of, that would suit a different outfit. Saturday, we’re going to a soccer match, and so I’m taking this…
A couple more tops, including another grey tee shirt, to wear on the flight home.
I’ll want a dress, a 2nd pair of black pants (cords), and an extra white tee shirt. Always bear in mind that we could get bumped and spend an extra night in Paris…
Love this series!!! Just curious, are you only packing that one pair of casual shoes or is there an accompanying shoe post to follow? I'd bring black leather knee boots.
My guess is there's an accessories post coming with shoes, scarves, and hats(?).
Love it all! I am curious about the shoes as well.
What type of bag are you using to fit all this in as carry-on? It looked like a metal case in the previous post. I am pretty much over the roller bags because of their weight and reduced capacity.
20 inch hard-side Tumi bag. It's becoming rather beaten, but still holding up. My carry-on is a large-ish nylon duffle, that holds a multitude of odds and ends…
I'm about to head to Amsterdam and Paris for a week; my goal is to pack a basic wardrobe and repeat outfits when I move from one city to the next. Thanks for the inspiration!
Remind of the source of your Argyle sweater?
IIRC, the argyle sweater is a Land's End cashmere.
Janice, your red jeans were a great choice; they bring these garments to life and multi-possibility.
Sandra L. says
I am enjoying your blog so much!
I would love to know where you found such a simple, elegant black cardigan. The last one I tried looked like something an old lady schoolteacher would wear. Returned it. Thank you!
My black cardigan is Lands' End. It could certainly look frumpy if I let it, but I prefer to think of it as classic!
Sandra L. says
Thank you very much! I will check it out!
Love this series, too. It is going to form the loose basis for a three week trip to Normandy in January (with longer sleeved tops and perhaps a jacket to replace one of the cardis), but in autumn tones. What I find really works in winter is two of the little Eileen Fisher silk tees. They are absolutely invisible under a t-neck or sweater, wash in the sink, dry over night — and look great with a suit. Thank you, Janice. I hope you are having a marvelous time. Susan