7 days travel cluster

7 day Travel cluster

So I am travelling to India for work, and will be working with 3 clients on their wardrobe decluttering, personal styling and shopping with them. The requirement is simple, it has to be super comfortable.

Travel cluster consists of :

  • 2 pair of denims (one for travelling)
  • 1 skirt
  • 8 tops – solids / self print / fancy hemlines
  • 1 fancy coverup
  • 1 pair of sneakers
  • 1 pair of open toes flats
  • 1 big brown bag

As you see in the above picture i have opted for floral embroidery and torn style denim, hence decided to keep my tops solid in colour. However because my tops are all solids, i like to keep a variety in terms of their texture and style.

Travel packing is not difficult, read my blog on this 7 days casual travel packing tips to get a clarity on how to plan your packing and clustering. I also have a printable PDf outfit planner to help you Pack.

 

 

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7 days casual travel packing

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Would you believe if I said,  that small cabin bag has my 7 days of outfit and and extra pair for just in case scenarios?

If you have read my earlier blog on Travel packing tips and vlog on packing cubes, you will notice that planning is the key.  So many times when you start packing, it gets overwhelming with the amount of things we have to carry.

So everytime I start packing, there is a planned sheet of what I will wear when and with minute details of accessories and makeup, you can do this for every bag that you pack, like I do this for my kids as well. This planning has made my life easy, plus when there is a destination wedding or we are out on vacation, my elder one just has to see the travel packing sheet and wear the clothes accordingly. Trust me ot saves a lot of tantrums, plus you are at peace.

Below is my outfit planner that i used for this 7 day work trip. You can download a printable  Travel Outfit Planner .

 

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Once my travel outfit planner is ready, I just have to start assembling all pieces of clothes from my wardrobe and pack them in packing cubes.

This work trip is mostly wardrobe decluttering and personal shopping for my clients, hence comfort is very important. I have packed very minimal makeup and jewellery as i am on my feet the whole day with my clients.

Read more about this wardrobe capsule here.

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Travel Packing Tips

Travel Packing Tips

Pack Light, Travel Light, everyone says that , but for me , Pack Smarter is the key.

Whether attending a destination wedding, or on a fun picnic with the kids, or a beach vacation with friends, everyone wants to look Smart… Dress for the place, for the vacation, for the event but that DO NOT OVERPACK.

Some tips to help you Pack Smarter :

How Much Should you Pack – There is this constant dilemma of how much one should pack. Plan ahead keeping in mind the location, weather, purpose of travel, and number of days. This will determine how much one needs to pack

 Select the right luggage – The bigger the bag, we are tempted to pack more. Choose a bag which is perfect for the mode of travel and your needs. If you pack too much the clothes will wrinkle and if you pack little in a big bag than again they will move around a lot in the bag and wrinkle.

Important Documents, Visa papers, Currency notes – Always start by collecting important travel Documents, passport, visa papers or invitation letter, cash. If you are a big family than collecting these documents at the last moment can be too hassled. Keep a Travel organiser and document organiser for these papers.

Packing Cubes – Packing cubes are available easily online and offline and are very economical. They compartmentalise your suitcase or backpack invarious mini bags which are easier to pack and unpack as well. Invest in cubes for packing clothes, toiletries, makeup, lingerie, tech gadgets, travel accessories and various other options available depending on your need.

Basic List – If you are a frequent traveller than always have a basic list ready. This comes handy while packing and it will be like a set mechanism and will consume less time.

Involve Kids – This is my top tip. Kids 3 years onwards can throw a real tantrum on what clothes they want to wear and what not. Hence involve them on choosing clothes, you don’t want to take all their clothes for a small trip and definitely don’t want them crying at the location. Pack their clothes individually for each day in big zip lock bags, this way they can just remove their packet and start getting dressed.

Makeup & Toiletries – Pack travel sizes of make and toiletries. If travel size not available than invest in small travel containers, don’t carry full size bottles, they take up space and are heavy as well.

 

Brief Travel Check List

First Aid & Medicine

Vitamins Meals Allergy Medication
Snacks/Drinks Ibuprofen/Tylenol

 

Tech Accessories                                                                                                               

Cell Phone + Charger
Camera + Charger

 

Toiletries

Hair Brush/es Moisturize Shampoo/Conditioner
Hair Clips Perfume Sunglasses
Bobby Pins Deodorant Tampons/Pads
Face Wash Nail clippers Toothbrush/Paste
Sunblock Nail Polish + Remover Extra pair of Glasses
Dry & Wet tissues Razor/Shaving Cream

 

Makeup

Kajal Lipbalm Lipstick/Gloss
Mascara Eyelash Curler Mascara
Primer Eye Shadow Blush