I’m going to Milan this Wednesday! Woot Woot!
In true form, I’ve left packing to the last minute. BUT, I think I have this carry-on packing thing down to a science. My top 8 MUST have items for city travel listed below!
1. The Basics
Rather than packing a million different outfits, pick versatile items that can be dressed up and down. Two great pairs of structured black leggings and multiple black tops go a long way. Your statement pieces will dress the outfit up or down throughout your trip.
2. The Statement Coat
If you are traveling and sight seeing in the winter, it’s pretty likely that most of your instagram pics will be taken (1) outside and (2) in front of fancy buildings. This is why you MUST have a great statement coat to go along with it. It honestly doesn’t matter if you brought all your best dresses and outfits. This item will really be the star of the show.
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3. The Dress Up Jacket
This is the jacket you wear when you're too lazy to get out of your leggings and t-shirt. Just pop it on and wa-bam, instant outfit. My favorite is this Rachel Zoe Lace dress because you can wear it as a jacket or as a dress.
4. The LBD
The LBD may might as well be named the TBH. To be honest, I’ve worn this dress a thousand times but who’s counting?! You know the one. The dress that fits just right and you can wear on any occasion. Outside, inside, dress up, dress down. Bring it!
5. Flat Boots
City trips require A LOT of walking so you want to bring a really great pair of boots that are very comfortable. I love these boots for multiple reasons:
- They are flat and comfy.
- Since these are over the knee, they provide an extra layer of warmth while you’re out and about.
- The suede makes them look super stylish.
6. The Hangover Sweater
At some point in your trip, you will feel exhausted, jet-lagged, or maybe even hung-over. Bring a comfy sweater that looks good and will help you recover.
7. ONE Pair Of Go To Heels
Did you notice how I said ONE? One pair. That’s all you need. These need to be your go to heels for any occasion. They are also so comfortable you can walk miles in them. Well, maybe not miles, but you know what I mean. My go to heels in the winter are these black DVF booties.
8. A Hat
Need something to dress up a super basic outfit? Just put on a hat. Haha. But seriously, don’t I look cute with this super basic outfit and hat on? One and done. Goodbye.