Over the Labor Day weekend we visited Kansas City, Missouri (you can read about what we did over the weekend here, here, and here) and had a blast! Today I’m going to share what I packed and wore each day. You’ll note this looks similar to my Nashville list, and will probably look similar to future packing lists, as I’m currently focusing on having a limited but hard-working wardrobe. My closet has been edited down pretty far, and I’m methodically adding pieces back, carefully considering a new piece before inviting it into my home. You’ll also note that this isn’t necessarily a “minimal” packing list – due to the hot weather forecast (highs in the 90 degree-range) I needed to add a few extra pieces. I wore every item I packed, although I could have flown back in the same dress I wore earlier in the day on Monday had I been short on space in my suitcase. As it was, I had large pockets of empty space in my bag and I prefer flying in jeans, so I could justify bringing another pair.
Day One – Saturday
This first outfit is basically my current go-to air travel outfit. Jeans, a tank, a sweater, a long necklace, and my crossbody purse tucked inside my airline compliant “personal item.” I’ve never been a backpack-person; too much paranoia about pickpockets (hey, watch some Youtube videos about pickpockets and you’ll be paranoid too!). My Longchamp bag looks like a purse, and I feel more put together when walking out of the airport.
That evening we had dinner reservations, so I wanted to dress up while still feeling comfortable. My jersey jumpsuit feels unapologetically like pajamas, which is enough to outweigh the confused look Michael gives me when I wear it. Since it takes on a life of its own, I kept the rest of my outfit nice and simple.
Day Two – Sunday
Our agenda for Sunday evening included barbecue and live music, with an unknown curfew and final destination, so I wanted to be ready for anything. (In actuality, the night ended at 10:00 p.m. and our final destination was bed since I started coming down with a cold). Jeans and a nice top fit the bill perfectly.
Day Three – Monday
The final day I wasn’t feeling well, and it was also the hottest day, so I’m glad I packed a simple outfit to round out the trip.
By the time the flight rolled around I was grateful for a change of clothes, including jeans and my sweater to help fight my cold. I basically alternated the entire trip between my sneakers and sandals for comfort, so I wore my slides on the way home. Since we have TSA Precheck it’s so nice not to worry about having to remove shoes (i.e. no socks and sandals here!).
That’s it! Do you have clothing items you reach for over and over again when traveling?