It is always a challenge when you have to pack for an extended holiday, 3 weeks and over. You can’t take an outfit and set of underwear for everyday, which you may pack for short trips. Most people pack an assortment of easy, wear anywhere, day to night clothes and then try to do some laundry throughout the trip.
Depending on the size of your luggage also depends on how much you pack. I will be travelling for 32 days out of a 50L backpack. Any bigger and I can’t physically carry it on my back. With one small cross body bag, I had to be a packing ninja to get all my clothes, underwear, shoes, toiletries, accessories and travel items in the backpack! Plus still have some room left for shopping!
My colour theme for this trip was black and grey neutrals with denim items and aqua/teal pieces. I will be travelling around China and Hong Kong, with a week in the USA afterwards, so weather will be mostly pleasant, averages between 20 and 30 degrees.
Here are my packing choices!
BOTTOMS – blue skinny jeans from Target, black mini skirt from K Mart, 2 pairs of black leggings, dark denim shorts from City Chic.
TOPS – 4 black tank tops for layering, black cardigan and grey leopard jumper from Paper Scissors, striped long sleeved tee and black floral sleeveless blouse from K Mart, mint sleeveless blouse from Valley Girl, black and teal studded sleeveless blouse from Charlotte Russe, black sheer blouse from Sussan and a navy and aqua love heart tee shirt from Mix Apparel @ Coles.
I recently brought an all weather jacket from Rivers, water proof, wind proof, with adjustable sleeves, a hood and hidden protected pockets.
DRESSES – Multi coloured striped casual dress from Charlotte Russe, dark grey graphic print dress from Valley Girl and a floral sun dress from K Mart, all able to be worn on their own or with leggings and a cardigan or jumper. I like dresses that can be day or night and even flying gear and sleep outfits for overnight trains.
Day 1 – Acai
I chose a relatively safe combo to kick start Colour Fest. I already have a lot of purple, especially like Acai (Pantone 19-3628).
Today purple leggings, a paisley dress with a mix burgundy, purple and orange, a purple sweater, tan boots I had made in Vietnam and bronze coloured accessories. Too easy!