As always, it’s such a treat when our favorite fashion bloggers stop in for a guest post. We read According to Blaire on the regular and are always inspired by Stephanie’s latest #ootd’s. Read on to learn more about Stefanie Eadie and see how she packed 20 items and created 20 looks for a weekend trip. Such a great read before those fall weekend trips arrive!
Hi! I’m Stefanie Eadie from According to Blaire, a fashion, beauty & lifestyle blog inspired by my 3-year-old daughter. I am a professional outfit mixologist and love creating different inspiring looks! I enjoy spending time with my family, reading books, drinking wine, and spoiling my dogs! Today I’m sharing a really fun post about how I pack smart and how I fit everything in my Sloane Ranger Weekender!
We do a lot of traveling, whether it’s to the coast for the weekend, a quick trip to Utah, or a long drive home to Indiana. I feel like we are constantly packing up to go somewhere. The worst part for me is the unpacking when the trip is over, so to make that easier on myself, I try to pack as smart as I can.
First, you definitely need a good weekender bag. I like the soft duffle bags because they can fit almost anywhere and they’re not super bulky. They usually come with a good strap and/or handle for easy carrying. I’ve been using the Tea Time one lately – it’s super cute and has lots of room.
My biggest packing tip is Planning out Your Outfits. Make sure to check the weather, and bring things accordingly. If you have an event to go to – make sure you have your specific outfit planned and packed for that. This definitely takes some time but can be really helpful in preventing overpacking.
Today I wanted to show you how you can pack only 20 clothing items (including shoes, jewelry and handbags) and get 20 different looks out of them. I’ve basically created a capsule wardrobe for traveling!
Here are my 20 items:
- 2 Printed Dresses
- 2 Booties, 1 Black & 1 Tan
- 1 Tan Crossbody Bag
- 1 Tan Cardigan
- 1 Cream Leather Jacket
- 1 Fringe Vest
- 2 Scarves, 1 Solid & 1 Printed
- 1 Black & White Striped Skirt
- 1 Watch
- 2 Necklaces
- 2 Pairs of Denim
- 3 Solid Tees, Grey, White & Green
- 1 Nicer Light Colored Top
And here’s a sampling of how I created 20 Looks out of these pieces, and fit it all in my Sloane Ranger bag, with room to spare. To see all 20 outfits hop on over to According to Blaire.