The key to packing a suitcase with as much punch as possible is layers upon layers — allowing for a light load but freeing you from feeling creatively stymied by lack of options. The other key is (of course) packing as little as possible; because if you love clothes you’re going to find something you just have to have in a new destination — it’s a given. But regardless of whether your budget allows for some souvenirs, there’s a lot of different ways you can mix and match just a few staple pieces throughout your journey. My personal item of choice is a great dress — which can be worn on it’s own (as I did here with a statement belt and jewelry and simple wedges for a day of running back and forth across Paris), or layered up or down as a skirt, slip or top with sweaters, tees, blouses, skirts, socks, tights, jackets, heels, boots, scarves… there’s just so much versatility.
Since you’ve been asking, the dress set was shot by Haleigh Walsworth in the 9th district of Paris just at the foot of Montmartre and the Rue des Martyrs; accompanying photos are shots my camera found throughout the city at large. It was a gorgeous fall morning as we planned out our projects for the day over coffee and pastries from the Kooka Boora Cafe. See the rest of my Parisian coffee recommendations here!