We’re off!!!!! Jeff and I are jetting off to Santorini and the Amalfi Coast for a belated (and much needed) honeymoon! On my last two trips to Europe, I’ve brought MASSIVE suitcases (Most of us Lanzas are chronic over-packers.) and it has been miserable carting them around and on public transportation. So, we vowed to only pack a carry-on this time and were terrified of only being able to bring like… one shirt. But! I learned two things: 1) You can fit a lot more in a carry-on than I thought and 2) You don’t really need all that much anyway! For you fellow over-packers, I’m here to give you a bit of hope with a peek at what I packed and how I plan to wear it all on our trip!
Click through to see what I packed and how I’m wearing it!
White Sleeveless from Trina Turk (Similar) | Green Sleeveless from H&M | White Short Sleeve Blouse | Yellow Button Down from Gap (Similar) | Chambray Shirt from Gap (Similar) | White T-Shirt | Yellow T-Shirt | Pink Blazer | Yellow Blazer
DRESSES + JUMPSUITS
My biggest tip for packing lighter is packing within a color scheme. I usually pick one or two neutrals (white and chambray in this case) and add in a few pops of color (pink, yellow and a bit of green). I typically prefer shorts/pants + tops to dresses, so that’s why my suitcase is heavy on tops and bottoms with only two dresses for any fancier dinners we might attend! Here’s a peek at how I plan to mix and match the clothes I brought to last us for 10+ days!
Photos by Studio DIY | Carry-on Suitcase c/o Hartmann
And there it is! There’s even more outfits where that came from, which makes me happy! I ended up throwing in one additional pair of shoes at the last minute, and a sweater that I’m wearing on the plane. Otherwise, this is it!!! Be sure to follow along with our trip on Instagram! It’s gonna be GOOD!
Do you tend to be an over-packer? Do you roll your clothes to fit more? What are your top tips for paring down what you bring?
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