When packing for Portland, I tried to pack as light as possible. That being said, I still managed to pack three pairs of boots. #sorrynotsorry
Packing light can be tricky, especially in cooler months when your thick sweaters and boots take up so much for your bag – especially when you are a size 10, like me! That being said, here are a few of my tips for packing light.
1. Outfit plan – There is no surer way to overpack than to wait until the last minute. You already feel rushed and flustered regarding your upcoming trip, which makes it hard to think straight about what you really need to bring. I suggest pulling items from your closet a few days before, so you can take the time to think about what you want to bring.
2. Wear your biggest boots – Wearing your biggest boots (aka OTK’s) on flight, is the best way to save room in your suitcase. (Same goes for your heavy coat. It’s always best to carry this on the plane, since it won’t be considered a “personal item.”)
3. Mix and Match – Bring pieces in similar color palettes, so mixing and matching them will be easy. When traveling, I always tend to stick to neutrals, like black, white and tan.
4. Take Advantage Of Your Personal Item – This reversible tote has proven to be the best travel buddy around. I always stuff it full of miscellaneous items (camera, iPad, snacks, etc.), but I have learned that if I carry items like my jewelry and makeup on the plane, it knocks off a few pounds from my checked bag, making room for hair products that aren’t TSA friendly.