WHAT I WORE: EUROPE IN MAY

I finally got around to opening up my laptop to write a post. Jet lag has kicked my butt the last few days where I haven’t done anything other than watch TV, and I was still tired after that. Searching the internet was also just exhausting. I was able to work three days, but at home I just wanted to relax.

I’ll write another post about my trip and experiences, but for now here are the outfits I wore. And yes I stuck to my carry on and I am super proud of myself. Honestly, I could have left a few items at home.

For further details on each item, check out my blog post WHAT I AM PACKING: EUROPE IN MAY.

To see how I used these pieces to make outfits, check out my blog post OUTFIT OPTIONS: EUROPE IN MAY.

Travel Day to London

Option 20: Leggings & Sweater + Option 22: Leggings & Black Tee

I decided to wear as many layers as possible for two reasons:

  1. So I could fit everything in my carry on with ample room.
  2. Because I heard international flights get cold.

Not that you can see in my photos, but I started with a black Madewell basic tee. I had been looking a good tee to bring on this trip for a capsule wardrobe and decided on this tee. So soft and comfy! Obviously had to test them out prior to Europe, so I have been able to wear them almost weekly in my various work or casual outfits. Tees are great for layering, and black and white are GREAT neutrals that can create numerous looks.

Over my tee, I wore my ribbed black sweater from Target. It is quite long, so wears like a tunic, which is perfect for leggings for a travel day. I didn’t have to worry about it riding up on the plane. Similar sweaters can be found here, and here.

For optimal comfort on the plane, I had to wear my Patagonia centered crop legging’s. My sister highly recommended these leggings after she bought them for her trip to New Zealand. I have worn these a few times now and they are VERY comfortable. I loved cropped leggings, or 7/8 leggings since I have shorter legs that they make the PERFECT length.

I wore my utility jacket from Target as an additional layer. I LOVE this utility jacket! I have had it for a few years now. Jackets are a great way to make more diverse outfits, or a nice addition for a Spring outfit (or Fall). Since this particular utility jacket is a few years old, it is no longer available, but similar utility jackets can be found here, and here.

To save space in my carry on I wore the only scarf I brought. A great piece that can create a new outfit is a scarf. Since I was going with a neutral theme a leopard scarf allows for another pattern to my theme. The scarf I wore is thin and from H&M. Similar scarves can be found here, and here.

No matter where you go on your travels, walking is always something that is going to happen. I bought a pair of Allbirds Wool Runners in Natural White, and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM! If anyone is looking for a pair of comfortable walking shoes, let’s be real I do not run, these are great! I am super interested in the Wool Loungers and Tree Skippers, as well, so one of these days I will get those too.

Travel days for me also means 100% makeup free. Why would you want to spend 7+ hours on a plane with makeup. Just not worth it.

LUGGAGE AND PERSONAL ITEM

As I had previously mentioned I stuck with a carry on wardrobe capsule and stuck to just a carry on and personal item for all my travel days. I borrowed a Samsonite 20″ carry-on from my sister and brother-in-law, similar to this bag.

For my personal item I used my Lo & Sons O.G. Overnight Bag. It fits under the seat, even jammed packed. Since I was gone 17 days I probably had too much stuff in it for great functionality, but I was able to pack a ton in it. I also use it as my work bag, which is more than enough space.

HEADPHONES

My sister also let me borrow her Sony wireless, noise canceling, headphones that were FABULOUS for travel. I was able to use them wirelessly from my phone, but also could plug them in with the provided cord to the plane so I could watch movies (I watched Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star is Born on the plane to London – and no, I didn’t cry)!

DAY ONE: Welcome Dinner in London

Option 6: Linen Joggers & Crochet Sweater Tank

I recently came across this Madewell crochet sweater tank with ruffle sleeve details on Nordstrom and immediately felt it would be a perfect addition to my carry on wardrobe capsule! I am a huge fan on ruffles, love that it is a tank for warmer days, and a perfect layering items for cooler days. Similar tanks can be found here, and here.

I have had my jean jacket for probably seven years, so my exact jean jacket is not available. My jean jacket that I plan on bringing is from American Eagle. A very similar jean jacket (cropped, color, style) is this Old Navy New Medium Authentic Denim Jacket. Jean jackets should be in everyone’s closet. I specifically like a cropped jean jacket because I am a fan of high waisted items, and I like the way it looks with dresses. I potentially want an oversized jean jacket, but have not made the plunge yet. Another similar jean jacket can be found here, and here.

Another great Amazon find are these pair of black Linen Joggers. Similarly to the palazzo pants, these joggers are great for travel days, eating, and eating. I bought my size in petite, to give the pants a more cropped look. In addition to traveling these will make great every day or work pants.

*Not pictured* My sister bought me this purse for a Christmas present. It is from the Guess Factory store. This purse will be my go to for my this trip and will create depth to each outfit with the stripes. Since it has so many neutrals, it also will be perfect for countless outfits. There is also a backpack. Similar purses can be found here, and here.

No matter where you go on your travels, walking is always something that is going to happen. I bought a pair of Allbirds Wool Runners in Natural White, and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM! If anyone is looking for a pair of comfortable walking shoes, let’s be real I do not run, these are great! I am super interested in the Wool Loungers and Tree Skippers, as well, so one of these days I will get those too.

The pair of leather earrings I am OBSESSED with are these Black Bloch Leather Earrings with Tortoise Post. They were a perfect addition to many outfits throughout my trip!

A lighter neutral lipstick is Beautycounter’s Color Intense Lipstick in Backstage.

DAY TWO: London

Option 19: Jeggings & Sweater

I wore my ribbed black sweater from Target. It is quite long, so wears like a tunic, but was easily made into a front tuck sweater. Overall the trip was colder than expected. So I had to bring out my sweater a few more times than what I thought I would. Similar sweaters can be found here, and here.

I wore my utility jacket from Target as an additional layer. I LOVE this utility jacket! I have had it for a few years now. Jackets are a great way to make more diverse outfits, or a nice addition for a Spring outfit (or Fall). Since this particular utility jacket is a few years old, it is no longer available, but similar utility jackets can be found here, and here.

If I need jeans, I again am trying to go for comfort. I packed a pair of Super Skinny High Jeggings from H&M. They are so stretchy that they make them one of my favorite pair of jeans ever! I also enjoy H&M’s Skinny High Ankle Jeans that are only $9.99!

A great piece that can create a new outfit is a scarf. Since I was going with a neutral theme a leopard scarf allows for another pattern to my theme. The scarf I wore is thin and from H&M. Similar scarves can be found here, and here.

My sister bought me this purse for a Christmas present. It is from the Guess Factory store. This purse will be my go to for my this trip and will create depth to each outfit with the stripes. Since it has so many neutrals, it also will be perfect for countless outfits. There is also a backpack. Similar purses can be found here, and here.

No matter where you go on your travels, walking is always something that is going to happen. I bought a pair of Allbirds Wool Runners in Natural White, and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM! If anyone is looking for a pair of comfortable walking shoes, let’s be real I do not run, these are great! I am super interested in the Wool Loungers and Tree Skippers, as well, so one of these days I will get those too.

I truly feel like a red lip is always a must, so you should never leave for a trip without red lipstick. I have been using Beautycounter’s Color Intense Lipstick and their matte red is Girls’ Night.

Cheap sunglasses are my favorite! I tend to lose, scratch, or break sunglasses, so I always love a good dupe. These Amazon vintage round sunglasses have stayed in great shape this past year. I don’t want to bring an expensive pair of sunglasses on a trip because of the fact that I will likely lose them.

I have been all about hoops lately, and they can go great with numerous outfits, which is always a plus for me! These gold Boohoo Oval Hoop Earrings are no longer in stock, but similar earrings can be found here, and here.

DAY THREE: Windsor & London

Option 12: Wide Leg Pants & Crochet Sweater Tank

I recently came across this Madewell crochet sweater tank with ruffle sleeve details on Nordstrom and immediately felt it would be a perfect addition to my carry on wardrobe capsule! I am a huge fan on ruffles, love that it is a tank for warmer days, and a perfect layering items for cooler days. Similar tanks can be found here, and here.

I have had my jean jacket for probably seven years, so my exact jean jacket is not available. My jean jacket that I plan on bringing is from American Eagle. A very similar jean jacket (cropped, color, style) is this Old Navy New Medium Authentic Denim Jacket. Jean jackets should be in everyone’s closet. I specifically like a cropped jean jacket because I am a fan of high waisted items, and I like the way it looks with dresses. I potentially want an oversized jean jacket, but have not made the plunge yet. Another similar jean jacket can be found here, and here.

These olive American Eagle High-Waisted Palazzo Pants are extremely comfortable and stylish, and will be useful for travel days, eating, and more eating. They could also be used for sleep, if I need them. Similar pants can be found here, and here.

My sister bought me this purse for a Christmas present. It is from the Guess Factory store. This purse will be my go to for my this trip and will create depth to each outfit with the stripes. Since it has so many neutrals, it also will be perfect for countless outfits. There is also a backpack. Similar purses can be found here, and here.

No matter where you go on your travels, walking is always something that is going to happen. I bought a pair of Allbirds Wool Runners in Natural White, and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM! If anyone is looking for a pair of comfortable walking shoes, let’s be real I do not run, these are great! I am super interested in the Wool Loungers and Tree Skippers, as well, so one of these days I will get those too.

Cheap sunglasses are my favorite! I tend to lose, scratch, or break sunglasses, so I always love a good dupe. These Amazon vintage round sunglasses have stayed in great shape this past year. I don’t want to bring an expensive pair of sunglasses on a trip because of the fact that I will likely lose them.

To bring out the cognac from my purse, I wore a pair of large Cedar Grove Leather Earrings

A lighter neutral lipstick is Beautycounter’s Color Intense Lipstick in Backstage.

DAY FOUR: London to Amsterdam

Option 2: Linen Joggers & Black Tee

Rainy day called for rain jacket. I bought a compact rain jacket for my upcoming trip to Europe, and honestly is probably a great investment for life, not just Europe. I bought Eddie Bauer’s Cloud Cap Lightweight Rain Jacket in black. I do love my red and tan trench coats, but practically, this lightweight rain jacket is space saving in a carry on.

I wore my black Madewell basic tee. I had been looking a good tee to bring on this trip for a capsule wardrobe and decided on this tee. So soft and comfy! Obviously had to test them out prior to Europe, so I have been able to wear them almost weekly in my various work or casual outfits. Tees are great for layering, and black and white are GREAT neutrals that can create numerous looks.

I have had my jean jacket for probably seven years, so my exact jean jacket is not available. My jean jacket that I plan on bringing is from American Eagle. A very similar jean jacket (cropped, color, style) is this Old Navy New Medium Authentic Denim Jacket. Jean jackets should be in everyone’s closet. I specifically like a cropped jean jacket because I am a fan of high waisted items, and I like the way it looks with dresses. I potentially want an oversized jean jacket, but have not made the plunge yet. Another similar jean jacket can be found here, and here.

Another great Amazon find are these pair of black Linen Joggers. Similarly to the palazzo pants, these joggers are great for travel days, eating, and eating. I bought my size in petite, to give the pants a more cropped look. In addition to traveling these will make great every day or work pants.

*Not pictured* My sister bought me this purse for a Christmas present. It is from the Guess Factory store. This purse will be my go to for my this trip and will create depth to each outfit with the stripes. Since it has so many neutrals, it also will be perfect for countless outfits. There is also a backpack. Similar purses can be found here, and here.

No matter where you go on your travels, walking is always something that is going to happen. I bought a pair of Allbirds Wool Runners in Natural White, and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM! If anyone is looking for a pair of comfortable walking shoes, let’s be real I do not run, these are great! I am super interested in the Wool Loungers and Tree Skippers, as well, so one of these days I will get those too.

A great piece that can create a new outfit is a scarf. Since I was going with a neutral theme a leopard scarf allows for another pattern to my theme. The scarf I wore is thin and from H&M. Similar scarves can be found here, and here.

Cheap sunglasses are my favorite! I tend to lose, scratch, or break sunglasses, so I always love a good dupe. These Amazon vintage round sunglasses have stayed in great shape this past year. I don’t want to bring an expensive pair of sunglasses on a trip because of the fact that I will likely lose them.

I have been all about hoops lately, and they can go great with numerous outfits, which is always a plus for me! These gold Boohoo Oval Hoop Earrings are no longer in stock, but similar earrings can be found here, and here.

A lighter neutral lipstick is Beautycounter’s Color Intense Lipstick in Backstage.

DAY FIVE: Amsterdam

Option 16: Jeggings & Lace Cami

Another great layering piece I am packing in my wardrobe capsule carry on is this lace cami from H&M. It is very light weight so a perfect under the coat or sweater option, but it could also be perfect solo for going out on the town! Similar lace cami’s can be found here, and here.

For any trip weather is a huge factor to the experience. There is always the possibility of cold days, or cool nights after a warm day. A good piece to add is a light cardigan. I am bringing this open stitch cardigan from Target’s Universal Thread. Similar cardigans can be found here, and here.

If I need jeans, I again am trying to go for comfort. I packed a pair of Super Skinny High Jeggings from H&M. They are so stretchy that they make them one of my favorite pair of jeans ever! I also enjoy H&M’s Skinny High Ankle Jeans that are only $9.99!

My sister bought me this purse for a Christmas present. It is from the Guess Factory store. This purse will be my go to for my this trip and will create depth to each outfit with the stripes. Since it has so many neutrals, it also will be perfect for countless outfits. There is also a backpack. Similar purses can be found here, and here.

In addition to comfortable sneakers, I wanted a pair of comfortable booties, and I finally was able to break them out! I have done a lot of research and finally purchased these Sam Edelman Petty Suede Ankle Boots. I have read reviews on a lot of websites and loved the low heel and look of these booties. I recently just sprayed these since they are suede and could come across rain. Make sure to always spray your suede shoes for protection.

Cheap sunglasses are my favorite! I tend to lose, scratch, or break sunglasses, so I always love a good dupe. These Amazon vintage round sunglasses have stayed in great shape this past year. I don’t want to bring an expensive pair of sunglasses on a trip because of the fact that I will likely lose them.

The pair of leather earrings I am OBSESSED with are these Black Bloch Leather Earrings with Tortoise Post. They were a perfect addition to many outfits throughout my trip!

I truly feel like a red lip is always a must, so you should never leave for a trip without red lipstick. I have been using Beautycounter’s Color Intense Lipstick and their matte red is Girls’ Night.

Also, Amsterdam! ❤️

DAY SIX: Amsterdam to Paris

Option 29: T-Shirt Midi Dress

I wore my utility jacket from Target as an additional layer. I LOVE this utility jacket! I have had it for a few years now. Jackets are a great way to make more diverse outfits, or a nice addition for a Spring outfit (or Fall). Since this particular utility jacket is a few years old, it is no longer available, but similar utility jackets can be found here, and here.

I am a huge fan of dresses and wanted an easily convertible causal to going out dress to pack, and I chose this t-shirt midi dress from boohoo. With the right accessories it can easily be transformed to a perfectly comfortable night life outfit! Similar dresses can be found here, and here.

My sister bought me this purse for a Christmas present. It is from the Guess Factory store. This purse will be my go to for my this trip and will create depth to each outfit with the stripes. Since it has so many neutrals, it also will be perfect for countless outfits. There is also a backpack. Similar purses can be found here, and here.

In addition to comfortable sneakers, I wanted a pair of comfortable booties, and I finally was able to break them out! I have done a lot of research and finally purchased these Sam Edelman Petty Suede Ankle Boots. I have read reviews on a lot of websites and loved the low heel and look of these booties. I recently just sprayed these since they are suede and could come across rain. Make sure to always spray your suede shoes for protection.

The pair of leather earrings I am OBSESSED with are these Black Bloch Leather Earrings with Tortoise Post. They were a perfect addition to many outfits throughout my trip!

I truly feel like a red lip is always a must, so you should never leave for a trip without red lipstick. I have been using Beautycounter’s Color Intense Lipstick and their matte red is Girls’ Night.

DAY SEVEN: Paris & Versailles

Additional Option: White Culottes & Lace Cami

Another great layering piece I am packing in my wardrobe capsule carry on is this lace cami from H&M. It is very light weight so a perfect under the coat or sweater option, but it could also be perfect solo for going out on the town! Similar lace cami’s can be found here, and here.

I have had my jean jacket for probably seven years, so my exact jean jacket is not available. My jean jacket that I plan on bringing is from American Eagle. A very similar jean jacket (cropped, color, style) is this Old Navy New Medium Authentic Denim Jacket. Jean jackets should be in everyone’s closet. I specifically like a cropped jean jacket because I am a fan of high waisted items, and I like the way it looks with dresses. I potentially want an oversized jean jacket, but have not made the plunge yet. Another similar jean jacket can be found here, and here.

While in Amsterdam I had the chance do do some shopping and decided on buying these white culottes from C&A. I had not brought anything like them, and knew that they would be perfect for Paris and Italy.

My sister bought me this purse for a Christmas present. It is from the Guess Factory store. This purse will be my go to for my this trip and will create depth to each outfit with the stripes. Since it has so many neutrals, it also will be perfect for countless outfits. There is also a backpack. Similar purses can be found here, and here.

No matter where you go on your travels, walking is always something that is going to happen. I bought a pair of Allbirds Wool Runners in Natural White, and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM! If anyone is looking for a pair of comfortable walking shoes, let’s be real I do not run, these are great! I am super interested in the Wool Loungers and Tree Skippers, as well, so one of these days I will get those too.

Cheap sunglasses are my favorite! I tend to lose, scratch, or break sunglasses, so I always love a good dupe. These Amazon vintage round sunglasses have stayed in great shape this past year. I don’t want to bring an expensive pair of sunglasses on a trip because of the fact that I will likely lose them.

The pair of leather earrings I am OBSESSED with are these Black Bloch Leather Earrings with Tortoise Post. They were a perfect addition to many outfits throughout my trip!

I truly feel like a red lip is always a must, so you should never leave for a trip without red lipstick. I have been using Beautycounter’s Color Intense Lipstick and their matte red is Girls’ Night.

DAY EIGHT: Paris to Engelberg

Option 1: Linen Joggers & White Tee

I wore my white Madewell basic tee. I had been looking a good tee to bring on this trip for a capsule wardrobe and decided on this tee. So soft and comfy! Obviously had to test them out prior to Europe, so I have been able to wear them almost weekly in my various work or casual outfits. Tees are great for layering, and black and white are GREAT neutrals that can create numerous looks.

I have had my jean jacket for probably seven years, so my exact jean jacket is not available. My jean jacket that I plan on bringing is from American Eagle. A very similar jean jacket (cropped, color, style) is this Old Navy New Medium Authentic Denim Jacket. Jean jackets should be in everyone’s closet. I specifically like a cropped jean jacket because I am a fan of high waisted items, and I like the way it looks with dresses. I potentially want an oversized jean jacket, but have not made the plunge yet. Another similar jean jacket can be found here, and here.

Another great Amazon find are these pair of black Linen Joggers. Similarly to the palazzo pants, these joggers are great for travel days, eating, and eating. I bought my size in petite, to give the pants a more cropped look. In addition to traveling these will make great every day or work pants.

My sister bought me this purse for a Christmas present. It is from the Guess Factory store. This purse will be my go to for my this trip and will create depth to each outfit with the stripes. Since it has so many neutrals, it also will be perfect for countless outfits. There is also a backpack. Similar purses can be found here, and here.

No matter where you go on your travels, walking is always something that is going to happen. I bought a pair of Allbirds Wool Runners in Natural White, and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM! If anyone is looking for a pair of comfortable walking shoes, let’s be real I do not run, these are great! I am super interested in the Wool Loungers and Tree Skippers, as well, so one of these days I will get those too.

Cheap sunglasses are my favorite! I tend to lose, scratch, or break sunglasses, so I always love a good dupe. These Amazon vintage round sunglasses have stayed in great shape this past year. I don’t want to bring an expensive pair of sunglasses on a trip because of the fact that I will likely lose them.

I have been all about hoops lately, and they can go great with numerous outfits, which is always a plus for me! These gold Boohoo Oval Hoop Earrings are no longer in stock, but similar earrings can be found here, and here.

A lighter neutral lipstick is Beautycounter’s Color Intense Lipstick in Backstage.

DAY NINE: Lucerne

Option 20: Leggings & Sweater + Option 22: Leggings & Black Tee

Not that you can see in my photos, but I started with a black Madewell basic tee. I had been looking a good tee to bring on this trip for a capsule wardrobe and decided on this tee. So soft and comfy! Obviously had to test them out prior to Europe, so I have been able to wear them almost weekly in my various work or casual outfits. Tees are great for layering, and black and white are GREAT neutrals that can create numerous looks.

Over my tee, I wore my ribbed black sweater from Target. Similar sweaters can be found here, and here.

I had to wear my Patagonia centered crop legging’s. My sister highly recommended these leggings after she bought them for her trip to New Zealand. I have worn these a few times now and they are VERY comfortable. I loved cropped leggings, or 7/8 leggings since I have shorter legs that they make the PERFECT length.

I didn’t bring a winter coat because I didn’t want to have to lug it around, but could have used it for just this trip up the Swiss Alps. I brought my Eddie Bauer’s Cloud Cap Lightweight Rain Jacket in black.

I wore my utility jacket from Target as an additional layer. I LOVE this utility jacket! I have had it for a few years now. Jackets are a great way to make more diverse outfits, or a nice addition for a Spring outfit (or Fall). Since this particular utility jacket is a few years old, it is no longer available, but similar utility jackets can be found here, and here.

No matter where you go on your travels, walking is always something that is going to happen. I bought a pair of Allbirds Wool Runners in Natural White, and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM! If anyone is looking for a pair of comfortable walking shoes, let’s be real I do not run, these are great! I am super interested in the Wool Loungers and Tree Skippers, as well, so one of these days I will get those too.

I used this black convertible bag from thirty-one as it can be a crossbody or fanny pack. I have been wanting a fanny pack, and this convertible bag allowed me to get multiple functions from a crossbody! Similar convertible bags can be found here, and here.

Cheap sunglasses are my favorite! I tend to lose, scratch, or break sunglasses, so I always love a good dupe. These Amazon vintage round sunglasses have stayed in great shape this past year. I don’t want to bring an expensive pair of sunglasses on a trip because of the fact that I will likely lose them.

A day of hiking for me also means 100% makeup free.

I brought a charcoal gray headband and a pair of knit gloves, both from Target.

DAY TEN: Engelberg to Lake Como to Venice

Option 4: Linen Joggers & Button Up

Another great Amazon find are these pair of black Linen Joggers. Similarly to the palazzo pants, these joggers are great for travel days, eating, and eating. I bought my size in petite, to give the pants a more cropped look. In addition to traveling these will make great every day or work pants.

I wore a white button up blouse from JustFab. This blouse is simple, elegant, and feminine. I love that this button up blouse’s length is that of a tunic, because I have been able to wear it multiple ways. I am also a fan of the material because it drys quickly and does not wrinkle easily. Similar button ups can be found here, and here.

Italy was finally a place to break out the sandals. I did extensive research and trying on of sandals before this trip. I wanted a pair of ultra comfortable sandals that I would be able to walk around Europe in. These Sorel sandals one my five pair try on session. I did not do extensive walking in the other pairs, but tried them on to see if they were even comfortable enough within my home. They were completely worth it.

My sister bought me this purse for a Christmas present. It is from the Guess Factory store. This purse will be my go to for my this trip and will create depth to each outfit with the stripes. Since it has so many neutrals, it also will be perfect for countless outfits. There is also a backpack. Similar purses can be found here, and here.

Cheap sunglasses are my favorite! I tend to lose, scratch, or break sunglasses, so I always love a good dupe. These Amazon vintage round sunglasses have stayed in great shape this past year. I don’t want to bring an expensive pair of sunglasses on a trip because of the fact that I will likely lose them.

Layered necklaces are all the rage right now and have been for over a year (I mean my grandma always wore layered necklaces at least ever since I was born). I love the pendant layered necklaces, and when I came across these Target Chain Link with Coin Charms Layered Necklace I couldn’t pass them up.

I have been all about hoops lately, and they can go great with numerous outfits, which is always a plus for me! These gold Boohoo Oval Hoop Earrings are no longer in stock, but similar earrings can be found here, and here.

An every day lipstick is also a must. If I had unlimited space I probably would have a million lipsticks, but a red and more neutral colors will cover all the bases. Beautycounter’s Color Intense Lipstick in 9 to 5 is perfect for that neutral color. It is a perfect shade of Mauve.

DAY ELEVEN: Venice

Option 30: Sleeveless Midi Dress

I wore a red polka dot button front dress with pockets from Amazon. I bought this dress last year and knew immediately that it would be a perfect addition to my carry on. Similar dresses can be found here, and here.

I have had my jean jacket for probably seven years, so my exact jean jacket is not available. My jean jacket that I plan on bringing is from American Eagle. A very similar jean jacket (cropped, color, style) is this Old Navy New Medium Authentic Denim Jacket. Jean jackets should be in everyone’s closet. I specifically like a cropped jean jacket because I am a fan of high waisted items, and I like the way it looks with dresses. I potentially want an oversized jean jacket, but have not made the plunge yet. Another similar jean jacket can be found here, and here.

I used this black convertible bag from thirty-one as it can be a crossbody or fanny pack. I have been wanting a fanny pack, and this convertible bag allowed me to get multiple functions from a crossbody! Similar convertible bags can be found here, and here.

For the day I wore my Allbirds. No matter where you go on your travels, walking is always something that is going to happen. I bought a pair of Allbirds Wool Runners in Natural White, and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM! If anyone is looking for a pair of comfortable walking shoes, let’s be real I do not run, these are great! I am super interested in the Wool Loungers and Tree Skippers, as well, so one of these days I will get those too.

*Not pictrued* Early morning rain called for rain jacket. I bought a compact rain jacket for my upcoming trip to Europe, and honestly is probably a great investment for life, not just Europe. I bought Eddie Bauer’s Cloud Cap Lightweight Rain Jacket in black. I do love my red and tan trench coats, but practically, this lightweight rain jacket is space saving in a carry on.

At night I changed my Allbirds for my sandals. Italy was finally a place to break out the sandals. I did extensive research and trying on of sandals before this trip. I wanted a pair of ultra comfortable sandals that I would be able to walk around Europe in. These Sorel sandals one my five pair try on session. I did not do extensive walking in the other pairs, but tried them on to see if they were even comfortable enough within my home. They were completely worth it.

Cheap sunglasses are my favorite! I tend to lose, scratch, or break sunglasses, so I always love a good dupe. These Amazon vintage round sunglasses have stayed in great shape this past year. I don’t want to bring an expensive pair of sunglasses on a trip because of the fact that I will likely lose them.

I have been all about hoops lately, and they can go great with numerous outfits, which is always a plus for me! These gold Boohoo Oval Hoop Earrings are no longer in stock, but similar earrings can be found here, and here.

I truly feel like a red lip is always a must, so you should never leave for a trip without red lipstick. I have been using Beautycounter’s Color Intense Lipstick and their matte red is Girls’ Night.

For my headband I used the waist tie that came with the dress.

DAY TWELVE: Venice to Florence

Option 31: Floral Maxi Dress

Since I was going to Italy I knew I wanted to pack a floral maxi dress. I already had a perfect dress that I knew I wanted to pack. I bought this floral maxi dress two years ago from Amazon. The actual print is no longer available, but there are other prints in the same style available here. Other perfect floral maxi dresses can be found here, and here.

I have had my jean jacket for probably seven years, so my exact jean jacket is not available. My jean jacket that I plan on bringing is from American Eagle. A very similar jean jacket (cropped, color, style) is this Old Navy New Medium Authentic Denim Jacket. Jean jackets should be in everyone’s closet. I specifically like a cropped jean jacket because I am a fan of high waisted items, and I like the way it looks with dresses. I potentially want an oversized jean jacket, but have not made the plunge yet. Another similar jean jacket can be found here, and here.

I used this black convertible bag from thirty-one as it can be a crossbody or fanny pack. I have been wanting a fanny pack, and this convertible bag allowed me to get multiple functions from a crossbody! Similar convertible bags can be found here, and here.

Italy was finally a place to break out the sandals. I did extensive research and trying on of sandals before this trip. I wanted a pair of ultra comfortable sandals that I would be able to walk around Europe in. These Sorel sandals one my five pair try on session. I did not do extensive walking in the other pairs, but tried them on to see if they were even comfortable enough within my home. They were completely worth it.

Cheap sunglasses are my favorite! I tend to lose, scratch, or break sunglasses, so I always love a good dupe. These Amazon vintage round sunglasses have stayed in great shape this past year. I don’t want to bring an expensive pair of sunglasses on a trip because of the fact that I will likely lose them.

I have been all about hoops lately, and they can go great with numerous outfits, which is always a plus for me! These gold Boohoo Oval Hoop Earrings are no longer in stock, but similar earrings can be found here, and here.

A lighter neutral lipstick is Beautycounter’s Color Intense Lipstick in Backstage.

DAY THIRTEEN: Florence to Orvieto to Rome

Additional Option: White Culottes & Short Sleeve Bubble Tee

While in Amsterdam I had the chance do do some shopping and decided on buying these white culottes from C&A. I had not brought anything like them, and knew that they would be perfect for Paris and Italy.

To add a piece of color I can layer, I chose a red (almost coral/pink) short sleeve bubble tee from American Eagle. I looked everywhere for a piece that could be a perfect addition to my wardrobe carry on capsule. Similar tees can be found here, and here.

*Not pictured* I have had my jean jacket for probably seven years, so my exact jean jacket is not available. My jean jacket that I plan on bringing is from American Eagle. A very similar jean jacket (cropped, color, style) is this Old Navy New Medium Authentic Denim Jacket. Jean jackets should be in everyone’s closet. I specifically like a cropped jean jacket because I am a fan of high waisted items, and I like the way it looks with dresses. I potentially want an oversized jean jacket, but have not made the plunge yet. Another similar jean jacket can be found here, and here.

*Not pictured* My sister bought me this purse for a Christmas present. It is from the Guess Factory store. This purse will be my go to for my this trip and will create depth to each outfit with the stripes. Since it has so many neutrals, it also will be perfect for countless outfits. There is also a backpack. Similar purses can be found here, and here.

Italy was finally a place to break out the sandals. I did extensive research and trying on of sandals before this trip. I wanted a pair of ultra comfortable sandals that I would be able to walk around Europe in. These Sorel sandals one my five pair try on session. I did not do extensive walking in the other pairs, but tried them on to see if they were even comfortable enough within my home. They were completely worth it.

Cheap sunglasses are my favorite! I tend to lose, scratch, or break sunglasses, so I always love a good dupe. These Amazon vintage round sunglasses have stayed in great shape this past year. I don’t want to bring an expensive pair of sunglasses on a trip because of the fact that I will likely lose them.

I have been all about hoops lately, and they can go great with numerous outfits, which is always a plus for me! These gold Boohoo Oval Hoop Earrings are no longer in stock, but similar earrings can be found here, and here.

A lighter neutral lipstick is Beautycounter’s Color Intense Lipstick in Backstage.

Option 30: Sleeveless Midi Dress

I wore a red polka dot button front dress with pockets from Amazon. I bought this dress last year and knew immediately that it would be a perfect addition to my carry on. Similar dresses can be found here, and here.

I have had my jean jacket for probably seven years, so my exact jean jacket is not available. My jean jacket that I plan on bringing is from American Eagle. A very similar jean jacket (cropped, color, style) is this Old Navy New Medium Authentic Denim Jacket. Jean jackets should be in everyone’s closet. I specifically like a cropped jean jacket because I am a fan of high waisted items, and I like the way it looks with dresses. I potentially want an oversized jean jacket, but have not made the plunge yet. Another similar jean jacket can be found here, and here.

I used this black convertible bag from thirty-one as it can be a crossbody or fanny pack. I have been wanting a fanny pack, and this convertible bag allowed me to get multiple functions from a crossbody! Similar convertible bags can be found here, and here.

Italy was finally a place to break out the sandals. I did extensive research and trying on of sandals before this trip. I wanted a pair of ultra comfortable sandals that I would be able to walk around Europe in. These Sorel sandals one my five pair try on session. I did not do extensive walking in the other pairs, but tried them on to see if they were even comfortable enough within my home. They were completely worth it.

Cheap sunglasses are my favorite! I tend to lose, scratch, or break sunglasses, so I always love a good dupe. These Amazon vintage round sunglasses have stayed in great shape this past year. I don’t want to bring an expensive pair of sunglasses on a trip because of the fact that I will likely lose them.

I have been all about hoops lately, and they can go great with numerous outfits, which is always a plus for me! These gold Boohoo Oval Hoop Earrings are no longer in stock, but similar earrings can be found here, and here.

I truly feel like a red lip is always a must, so you should never leave for a trip without red lipstick. I have been using Beautycounter’s Color Intense Lipstick and their matte red is Girls’ Night.

DAY FOURTEEN: Rome

Option 8: Wide Leg Pants & White Tee

I wore my white Madewell basic tee. I had been looking a good tee to bring on this trip for a capsule wardrobe and decided on this tee. So soft and comfy! Obviously had to test them out prior to Europe, so I have been able to wear them almost weekly in my various work or casual outfits. Tees are great for layering, and black and white are GREAT neutrals that can create numerous looks.

I have had my jean jacket for probably seven years, so my exact jean jacket is not available. My jean jacket that I plan on bringing is from American Eagle. A very similar jean jacket (cropped, color, style) is this Old Navy New Medium Authentic Denim Jacket. Jean jackets should be in everyone’s closet. I specifically like a cropped jean jacket because I am a fan of high waisted items, and I like the way it looks with dresses. I potentially want an oversized jean jacket, but have not made the plunge yet. Another similar jean jacket can be found here, and here.

These olive American Eagle High-Waisted Palazzo Pants are extremely comfortable and stylish, and will be useful for travel days, eating, and more eating. They could also be used for sleep, if I need them. Similar pants can be found here, and here.

*Not pictured* My sister bought me this purse for a Christmas present. It is from the Guess Factory store. This purse will be my go to for my this trip and will create depth to each outfit with the stripes. Since it has so many neutrals, it also will be perfect for countless outfits. There is also a backpack. Similar purses can be found here, and here.

No matter where you go on your travels, walking is always something that is going to happen. I bought a pair of Allbirds Wool Runners in Natural White, and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM! If anyone is looking for a pair of comfortable walking shoes, let’s be real I do not run, these are great! I am super interested in the Wool Loungers and Tree Skippers, as well, so one of these days I will get those too.

*Not pictured* Rainy day called for rain jacket. I bought a compact rain jacket for my upcoming trip to Europe, and honestly is probably a great investment for life, not just Europe. I bought Eddie Bauer’s Cloud Cap Lightweight Rain Jacket in black. I do love my red and tan trench coats, but practically, this lightweight rain jacket is space saving in a carry on. My pants were soaked after the downpour, but luckily they dried at lunch.

Cheap sunglasses are my favorite! I tend to lose, scratch, or break sunglasses, so I always love a good dupe. These Amazon vintage round sunglasses have stayed in great shape this past year. I don’t want to bring an expensive pair of sunglasses on a trip because of the fact that I will likely lose them.

The pair of leather earrings I am OBSESSED with are these Black Bloch Leather Earrings with Tortoise Post. They were a perfect addition to many outfits throughout my trip!

I truly feel like a red lip is always a must, so you should never leave for a trip without red lipstick. I have been using Beautycounter’s Color Intense Lipstick and their matte red is Girls’ Night.

Option 29: T-Shirt Midi Dress

I am a huge fan of dresses and wanted an easily convertible causal to going out dress to pack, and I chose this t-shirt midi dress from boohoo. With the right accessories it can easily be transformed to a perfectly comfortable night life outfit! Similar dresses can be found here, and here.

I have had my jean jacket for probably seven years, so my exact jean jacket is not available. My jean jacket that I plan on bringing is from American Eagle. A very similar jean jacket (cropped, color, style) is this Old Navy New Medium Authentic Denim Jacket. Jean jackets should be in everyone’s closet. I specifically like a cropped jean jacket because I am a fan of high waisted items, and I like the way it looks with dresses. I potentially want an oversized jean jacket, but have not made the plunge yet. Another similar jean jacket can be found here, and here.

I used this black convertible bag from thirty-one as it can be a crossbody or fanny pack. I have been wanting a fanny pack, and this convertible bag allowed me to get multiple functions from a crossbody! Similar convertible bags can be found here, and here.

Italy was finally a place to break out the sandals. I did extensive research and trying on of sandals before this trip. I wanted a pair of ultra comfortable sandals that I would be able to walk around Europe in. These Sorel sandals one my five pair try on session. I did not do extensive walking in the other pairs, but tried them on to see if they were even comfortable enough within my home. They were completely worth it.

Layered necklaces are all the rage right now and have been for over a year (I mean my grandma always wore layered necklaces at least ever since I was born). I love the pendant layered necklaces, and when I came across these Target Chain Link with Coin Charms Layered Necklace I couldn’t pass them up.

I have been all about hoops lately, and they can go great with numerous outfits, which is always a plus for me! These gold Boohoo Oval Hoop Earrings are no longer in stock, but similar earrings can be found here, and here.

I truly feel like a red lip is always a must, so you should never leave for a trip without red lipstick. I have been using Beautycounter’s Color Intense Lipstick and their matte red is Girls’ Night.

DAY FIFTEEN: Rome

Option 13: Jeggings & Crochet Sweater Tank

I recently came across this Madewell crochet sweater tank with ruffle sleeve details on Nordstrom and immediately felt it would be a perfect addition to my carry on wardrobe capsule! I am a huge fan on ruffles, love that it is a tank for warmer days, and a perfect layering items for cooler days. Similar tanks can be found here, and here.

I have had my jean jacket for probably seven years, so my exact jean jacket is not available. My jean jacket that I plan on bringing is from American Eagle. A very similar jean jacket (cropped, color, style) is this Old Navy New Medium Authentic Denim Jacket. Jean jackets should be in everyone’s closet. I specifically like a cropped jean jacket because I am a fan of high waisted items, and I like the way it looks with dresses. I potentially want an oversized jean jacket, but have not made the plunge yet. Another similar jean jacket can be found here, and here.

If I need jeans, I again am trying to go for comfort. I packed a pair of Super Skinny High Jeggings from H&M. They are so stretchy that they make them one of my favorite pair of jeans ever! I also enjoy H&M’s Skinny High Ankle Jeans that are only $9.99!

I used this black convertible bag from thirty-one as it can be a crossbody or fanny pack. I have been wanting a fanny pack, and this convertible bag allowed me to get multiple functions from a crossbody! Similar convertible bags can be found here, and here.

Italy was finally a place to break out the sandals. I did extensive research and trying on of sandals before this trip. I wanted a pair of ultra comfortable sandals that I would be able to walk around Europe in. These Sorel sandals one my five pair try on session. I did not do extensive walking in the other pairs, but tried them on to see if they were even comfortable enough within my home. They were completely worth it.

Cheap sunglasses are my favorite! I tend to lose, scratch, or break sunglasses, so I always love a good dupe. These Amazon vintage round sunglasses have stayed in great shape this past year. I don’t want to bring an expensive pair of sunglasses on a trip because of the fact that I will likely lose them.

The pair of leather earrings I am OBSESSED with are these Black Bloch Leather Earrings with Tortoise Post. They were a perfect addition to many outfits throughout my trip!

I truly feel like a red lip is always a must, so you should never leave for a trip without red lipstick. I have been using Beautycounter’s Color Intense Lipstick and their matte red is Girls’ Night.

Option 31: Floral Maxi Dress

Since I was going to Italy I knew I wanted to pack a floral maxi dress. I already had a perfect dress that I knew I wanted to pack. I bought this floral maxi dress two years ago from Amazon. The actual print is no longer available, but there are other prints in the same style available here. Other perfect floral maxi dresses can be found here, and here.

I have had my jean jacket for probably seven years, so my exact jean jacket is not available. My jean jacket that I plan on bringing is from American Eagle. A very similar jean jacket (cropped, color, style) is this Old Navy New Medium Authentic Denim Jacket. Jean jackets should be in everyone’s closet. I specifically like a cropped jean jacket because I am a fan of high waisted items, and I like the way it looks with dresses. I potentially want an oversized jean jacket, but have not made the plunge yet. Another similar jean jacket can be found here, and here.

I used this black convertible bag from thirty-one as it can be a crossbody or fanny pack. I have been wanting a fanny pack, and this convertible bag allowed me to get multiple functions from a crossbody! Similar convertible bags can be found here, and here.

Italy was finally a place to break out the sandals. I did extensive research and trying on of sandals before this trip. I wanted a pair of ultra comfortable sandals that I would be able to walk around Europe in. These Sorel sandals one my five pair try on session. I did not do extensive walking in the other pairs, but tried them on to see if they were even comfortable enough within my home. They were completely worth it.

The pair of leather earrings I am OBSESSED with are these Black Bloch Leather Earrings with Tortoise Post. They were a perfect addition to many outfits throughout my trip!

A lighter neutral lipstick is Beautycounter’s Color Intense Lipstick in Backstage.

Travel Day to Grand Rapids

Alright, this is the exact same as my first travel day to London, but obviously that meant it worked, right?!

I decided to wear as many layers as possible for two reasons:

  1. So I could fit everything in my carry on with ample room.
  2. Because I heard international flights get cold.

Not that you can see in my photos, but I started with a black Madewell basic tee. I had been looking a good tee to bring on this trip for a capsule wardrobe and decided on this tee. So soft and comfy! Obviously had to test them out prior to Europe, so I have been able to wear them almost weekly in my various work or casual outfits. Tees are great for layering, and black and white are GREAT neutrals that can create numerous looks.

Over my tee, I wore my ribbed black sweater from Target. It is quite long, so wears like a tunic, which is perfect for leggings for a travel day. I didn’t have to worry about it riding up on the plane. Similar sweaters can be found here, and here.

For optimal comfort on the plane, I had to wear my Patagonia centered crop legging’s. My sister highly recommended these leggings after she bought them for her trip to New Zealand. I have worn these a few times now and they are VERY comfortable. I loved cropped leggings, or 7/8 leggings since I have shorter legs that they make the PERFECT length.

I wore my utility jacket from Target as an additional layer. I LOVE this utility jacket! I have had it for a few years now. Jackets are a great way to make more diverse outfits, or a nice addition for a Spring outfit (or Fall). Since this particular utility jacket is a few years old, it is no longer available, but similar utility jackets can be found here, and here.

To save space in my carry on I wore the only scarf I brought. A great piece that can create a new outfit is a scarf. Since I was going with a neutral theme a leopard scarf allows for another pattern to my theme. The scarf I wore is thin and from H&M. Similar scarves can be found here, and here.

No matter where you go on your travels, walking is always something that is going to happen. I bought a pair of Allbirds Wool Runners in Natural White, and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM! If anyone is looking for a pair of comfortable walking shoes, let’s be real I do not run, these are great! I am super interested in the Wool Loungers and Tree Skippers, as well, so one of these days I will get those too.

Travel days for me also means 100% makeup free. Why would you want to spend 10+ hours on a plane with makeup. Just not worth it.

LUGGAGE AND PERSONAL ITEM

As I had previously mentioned I stuck with a carry on wardrobe capsule and stuck to just a carry on and personal item for all my travel days. I borrowed a Samsonite 20″ carry-on from my sister and brother-in-law, similar to this bag.

For my personal item I used my Lo & Sons O.G. Overnight Bag. It fits under the seat, even jammed packed. Since I was gone 17 days I probably had too much stuff in it for great functionality, but I was able to pack a ton in it. I also use it as my work bag, which is more than enough space.

HEADPHONES

My sister also let me borrow her Sony wireless, noise canceling, headphones that were FABULOUS for travel. I was able to use them wirelessly from my phone, but also could plug them in with the provided cord to the plane so I could watch movies (I watched Crazy Rich Asians, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, First Man and Aquaman on the plane to Chicago).

xoxo,

Jess

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