9 Wardrobe Essentials We Take on Every Trip

Megan casey | March 15, 2019

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I’m just going to be honest here. I am a type A, list-making, plan-a-holic. One would think that this skill (er, curse?) would benefit me greatly when packing for trips. On the contrary, it takes me down a rabbit hole of meticulously planning outfits complete with separate accessories and shoes for each day depending on myriad possibilities for the weather, the walkability of the locale, the fanciness level, etc. You can imagine the packing list spreadsheets that I’ve created for trips overseas, especially, where so many factors are unknown.

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