Packing for a trip is partially filled with excitement and partially filled with dread. I am constant trying to strike the perfect balance between packing too much and packing too little. For this trip to Bali I really have made a goal of packing just the right items. We’ll be there for 6 days, 5 nights and have plans for both casual and slightly dressier activities (date nights!), and some complete relaxation as well…
I really focused on packing multifunctional pieces in a simple color palette. Items that made the cut are black, grey or white. I also included a couple of patterned pieces and one orange midi skirt in case a craving for color strikes. The simple pieces are supplemented by interesting jewelry (including a major statement necklace) and three pairs of black shoes.
With that I give you: What’s in my Suitcase: Bali Edition
1 Black Oversized Short Sleeved T-Shirt
1 White Oversized Short Sleeved T-Shirt (airplane)
1 Black Long Sleeved T-Shirt
1 White Long Sleeved Casual Blouse
1 Black Shell
1 White Trapeze Tank
1 Plain White Short Sleeved Blouse
1 Sequined Shouldered White Short Sleeve Blouse
1 Grey sweatshirt (airplane)
Total: 9 Tops
1 Denim Shorts
1 Tribal Print cotton shorts
1 Grey Cropped Sweat Pants
1 Black Jersey Mini Skirt
1 Orange Jersey Midi Tube Skirt
1 Charcoal Jersey Midi Tube Skirt
1 Black Leggings (airplane)
Total: 7 Bottoms
1 Black Sleeveless Sheath
1 Large Tribal Print Scarf/Sarong/etc (airplane)
1 Black Bikini
1 Black Flat Sandals
1 Black peep toe flats
1 Black Heeled Sandals
1 Sneakers (airplane)
1 Silver Earrings
1 Gold Earrings
1 Black & Gold Link Bracelet
1 Gold Wishbone Necklace
1 Silver and Black Long Pendant Necklace (airplane)
1 Gold Bibbed Statement Necklace
As you can probably tell from my list, I tend to freeze on airplanes, so figuring out what to wear there is always top priority. Beyond that all the items are really really basic, but I have some ideas of how to style them to insert a bit of personality.
You may also notice that I have more tops and more bottoms than days in Bali. This has a lot to with the weather, which like Singapore, is rather humid and can go from Sunny to pouring in a split second. Plus, as abovementioned, some of our days will have us going from the pool to a temple to dinner- I don’t think I own a look that can go unaltered between all those activities!
What isn’t included in the list is workout clothing. I try to work out at least 5 days a week and plan to try to keep that schedule on vacation, so in addition to the above items I will have some appropriate exercise attire.
So what do you think of my packing- on point, or way off? I promise to report back on what actually gets worn and how after the trip!
P.S. See my other packing tips HERE
P.P.S Giving All the traveling I do I thought this may be a fun new series– “What’s In My Suitcase” — let me know your thoughts!