Packing List Europe – 20 Amazing outfits in just one Carry On!

Packing for Europe can be quite the process. Last year I hopped on a jet plane headed to Prague to visit my baby sister. I was flying alone and on one of the economy airlines, which charges an arm and a leg for luggage. Thus, I had to trim down my packing list to one single carry on. I called it Operation Packing List Europe – The goal…20 outfits in just a single carry on.

Packing List Europe – 20 Amazing outfits in just one Carry On!

Packing for 10 days in Europe in only a small carry on. Can you do it? I did and here is how…

First I went pin crazy. I am terrible at putting together capsule wardrobes so I go straight to the experts and copy them. Here is some of the inspiration that I found:

10 Trendy Outfits:

I love the way she paired casual and trendy by swapping in accessories.

10 Days Days worth of outfits for a fall vacation packing list. The entire list is on the blog. #packinglist #packinglight #travellight #travelwardrobe:

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10 Adorable Outfits with just 20 Items:

This one looks most like the bag that I packed. Except I leave my wedges at home. I have found the cobblestone is not very forgiving to a woman in heels.

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Capsule Style – Packing List Europe

This helped me pack for the warmer weather I expect on our short jaunt to Rome.

Packing List Europe - *favorite* Summer Capsule Wardrobe (straight from her board). Great article with links.:

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Pretty awesome right. Like they say, “why re-invent the wheel.” Go a little pin crazy. After you have found your inspiration follow these easy steps:

  • Scour your closet- you will be shocked by how much is in there I promise.
  • Purchase needed items- head to Nordstrom’s Rack, H&M or Target to pick up any items you still need while on a budget.
  • Have a Fashion Show- try on everything. Find as many combinations you can make out of the least amount of pieces.
  • Lay everything out- then 24 hours later go through and take out anything you feel you don’t REALLY need. Be really strict with yourself here, less IS more!!!
  • Then pack.

5 things not to forget!

  • Comfortable shoes – Europe is about walking….a lot of walking. Without comfortable shoes, say goodbye to a good time
  • Fanny Pack – Not the ones your mom used to wear. The cute trendy ones. This will be a nice safe spot to hold your cash and passport
  • Travel Pillow – It’s a long flight from the States, you want to get some sleep on the plane. Pack a nice travel pillow. Some attach to the outside of your bag
  • Melatonin – Melatonin is a must in my international packing. Getting used to a time change is so much easier when you have a little sleep aid. Melatonin is all natural, so you shouldn’t have any lingering sleep issues after taking it.
  • Wrinkle Release Spray – In Europe, you are often on the go which means and an iron is not always handy. Grab a little wrinkle release spray to spritz on your clothes and you will be traveling through Europe wrinkle free.Here is a quick video that talks about my Favorite Packing Hacks:

Using the above methods I successfully packed my entire wardrobe in my carry on suitcase.

I filled my backpack with my laptop, camera, chargers, universal adapter, passport, copies of all my travel reservations and my cross body travel purse. And, now I am good to go!!

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