Making the suitcase for me is always a nightmare. I start with the best of intentions to be able to bring a few items with me but then I end up exaggerating and find myself half a wardrobe on vacation with me. Which then, objectively, I don’t even exploit everything. From now on, however, I decided to make a commitment and after various tests I understood what to suitcase to create a perfect luggage with only 16 items.
What to take with you on a trip
A lot of times I found myself having to pay the surcharge at the airport and arrive at the hotel with my aching and longer arms than half a meter. Enough, I can’t take it anymore, the time has come to make a change to my mania of “everything can always serve me“. But before I told you about it, I wanted to give it a try. I’ve been gone about 10 days. I was in Lenno, on Lake Como, where I have a family home where I often go and if I had not managed to keep some clothes dirty I could still have washed and ironed them. It seemed like a good compromise to test this new method on how to pack. I confess that it was very hard for me. Before leaving, it took me two days of intense bankruptcy failures and unraveling. In the end it seemed to me that I left naked by giving up carrying all my usual set of suitcases.
Now that I’m back, however, I feel very happy to have succeeded and what to suitcase for the next travel will no longer be a problem.
What to suitcase for a 10/15 day trip: only 16 items
My suitcase included 16 items plus a dozen accessories excluding the watch, earrings or bracelets that I wear almost constantly and underwear. Basically a nothing. Yet I managed to bring out numerous outfits and always look differently dressed. The result was similar to this.
- Shirt fantasy.
- White shirt.
- Light blue shirt.
- T-shirt in jersey.
- T-shirt with stripes.
- Blouse fantasy.
- Ivory Tank.
- High waist skinny jeans.
- Pants fantasy.
- Jeans boyfriend.
- Pull oversize.
- Dress t-shirt.
How to seem always dressed differently with 16 items
For convenience, I have tried to propose the wardrobe that I brought in my suitcase using only H&M clothes. To find the exact article I had, it would take me years and maybe I could have talked to you about what to suitcase your bags next year. The colors I used are still the same as the type of cut and shape of the clothing is very similar.
As you can see the main color is blue, then I selected a neutral color from my closet that could look good both with patterns and with solid colors. The classic cream/ivory is perfect not to go wrong. As well as the leather color for the basic accessories (belt, large bag and wanting a pair of shoes). Being a quiet holiday and with my son in tow I gave up the heels by choosing a ballerina and a lace-up shoe. Comfortable and practical shoes for any trip where you also have to walk a lot to visit. Having explained this, here are some examples of how I turned the various garments together. Obviously many more outfits come out because each piece mixes very well with any other. Below I have reported only 16 while the control panel is the outfit used for the trip. The trench and pashmina I have not included in the various changes of look because they are the fixed piece to be used on all depending on the climate or individual needs.
I hope this little guide on what to suitcase can be useful and if you have any other advice or advice to give me, do not hesitate, I am sure I can still improve.