Thanksgiving is officially less than one week away. I like to plan ahead so that I don’t feel so rushed or anxious on travel days (even though I inevitably do). One of the best things I’ve found to help me is planning my outfits in advance and making sure that I don’t overpack. I really hate unpacking, so packing lightly is a major time saver when visiting is over.
Any time I start to pack, I mentally run through the below list of items and make sure that I have the necessities:
- 1 dress
- 1 casual top
- 1 dressy top
- 1 cardigan or blazer for layering
- 1 pair of jeans
- 1 pair of leggings or tights
- 1 coat for colder weather
- weather-appropriate accessories
- 1 pair of casual shoes
- 1 pair of dressy shoes
If I’ve got those, and I’m sure that I’m working within the same color palette, I know that I will have something suitable for whatever events I have going on. I’ve put together a few sample outfits for you below. You can really mix and match any pieces you want here as long as you stay within the same color palette. I like to create these blog posts as a baseline and then see what items I have in my closet that are equivalent.
SHOP THE LOOKS:
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST…
To make your packing and outfit planning even easier, I wanted to share my own planning guides with you. To get started, click the link below!