Once you have decided on your colors, then you can pick your shoes. Still the dilemma of which ones…again my rule of thumb is 3 pairs with an additional pair for working out. For my trip to Australia, I had a pair of flats that I could wear for evening as well as daytime, sandals for both day and casual night, and hiking shoes. Because I knew I would be getting my exercise outdoors, I replaced my work out shoes with reef runners for the beach days.
If you don’t work out or won’t be doing so on your vacation, then you have a bonus pair automatically.
Whenever you think about shoes, still consider the weight. I have a pair of workout shoes that weigh nothing and I will take those instead of my regular workout shoes when I am just traveling for a few days. Makes a big weight difference.
It’s easy – 2 neutrals/1 splash and 3 pairs of shoes….
Voila – you’re well on your weigh to having the lightest luggage in the group and best the best dressed as well!
You’ve streamlined your suitcase weight and you have started to think about the weight of everything …but how can you figure out which wonderful clothes to take? You have a closet full and it’s so hard to decide.
In order to pare down the options, you need to decide on a color combination. The rule of thumb I use is two neutrals and one splash or accent color. For my recent Australia trip, as it was summer Down Under, I decided on white and beige as my neutrals and orange as my splash color. Once that decision was made, it was easy to pick out which pieces would work for the trip. And, it was amazing how many orange pieces including scarves that I already had.
Another summer option I have used in the past has been navy and beige with a splash color of yellow.
If I had been traveling in winter, I might have selected black and gray with a splash color of purple or red.
Once you make the color decisions, packing lightly will be a breeze