I’m sure it’s super obvious that as my vacation progressed, I became less inclined to take outfit pics with my DSLR–especially after walking all day and being sweaty–so I apologize for the lack of better quality photos. The phone pics were quickly taken in front of our AirBnB door, ha! At least I made some effort, yeh?
Before I share my packing list of clothes, I’m embarrassed to admit that I overpacked. Not by much, but still. Why is it that for a 6 week trip to Europe I’m able to discipline myself and bring ONLY the essentials, but for a week trip to one city abroad I completely second guess myself? I became a “just in case” packer and brought a nice dress for going out and jeans for when it gets chilly–both never left my carry-on. My waterproof shoes & rain jacket saved my butt in Tokyo & northern Europe, but in Seoul, it only rained the first night we were there! I could have easily left them at home and toughed it out one night. I guess I should have more faith in my iPhone weather app which told me this would happen. But anyway, here’s the complete packing list of all the clothes I brought:
Clothing Packing List:
F21 black halter top
Tanked ‘LOCAL’ tank
Old Navy black & white striped tank
Banana Republic graphic tee (not pictured–only for sleep & plane ride)
Zara mom jean shorts
American Apparel blue skirt
F21 floral romper
F21 navy printed pants (not pictured because I wore them at night & forgot to snap a pic)
Ralph Lauren jeans (never worn)
Target black leggings (not pictured–only for sleep & plane ride)
Cotton On grey tank dress
Riff Raff Clothing black slit dress (never worn)
F21 fringe kimono
Agaci 3/4 sleeve plaid shirt
LL Bean rain jacket (not pictured–only worn the first night)
Merrell waterproof shoes (not pictured–only worn the first night)
American Eagle sandals (cropped out–worn with the tank dress)
Old Navy Longhorn cap
Target swimsuit top (worn underneath tank tops)
Everything listed here was brought in my carry-on backpack, and all the clothes were neatly rolled up into one packing cube. Yup. (If you haven’t invested in packing cubes yet, what are you doing??) Only my leggings, graphic tee, rain jacket, and hiking shoes were worn on the plane. For the most part, I wore everything I brought. Since my trip was planned during the hotter months, I made sure to bring lots of tank tops and light clothing. At night it got a little cool, but I was fine with either my kimono or my 3/4 sleeve plaid shirt tied around my waist. No jacket needed.
Looking at this list and these photos, I realize I could have easily just worn by denim shorts everyday (I practically did already), but your girl needs some variety in her life. My Chacos sandals, however, were worn every single day due to all the walking and exploring we did–Seoul is huge, y’all. Literally all of my friends and family associate me with my Chacos since I don’t only wear them for travel–I wear them all the time. I could talk forever about how everyone needs a pair for the sake of their feet and lower back, but I’ll save y’all the lecture and just say to buy them and thank me later.
One more thing: I feel the need to share this Top 10 Packing List again because it still held true for yet another trip abroad–these will forever be the most vital things I bring with me when I travel overseas (I go into this list in detail with product links over on this post if interested). Carry-on only travel is the way to go, people! It honestly has made traveling so much easier.
Let me know if you have any questions! xo