Seasonally Confused 2014 world tour (or, what I'm packing)

When I have a band, that's what I'm going to call my first tour. 

Okay, the world is not seasonally confused, and hopefully my dressing won't be.'s time to pack up and become nomadic again. I figured, rather than my previous plan of "throw stuff in a suitcase", I'd actually plan a little. Here's the schedule:

End of March-Beginning of June: Australia, half my time in Sydney, and half my time in Cairns/field. 
Back to UK for 3 weeks--can re-pack. 
End of June: Spain for 1 (maybe 2) weeks. 

I'm trying to pack lighter than I normally would, because I've got some things in Australia that I'm planning to bring back with me. So far, here's the list: 

Jeans: 3 pairs in 3 washes. the lighter 2 are boyfriend, the dark is bootcut. I've got some printed harem pants in Oz to add to this. Also 2 or 3 pairs of shorts. They're on their last legs, so may get donated rather than bring them back. 

Shirts…I'm really not feeling the love here. There's 3 on the "definite" pile, and the rest…just not sure about. I'll toss in a couple layering tees, but I'm really jonesing to add a couple fluid tops to this. Most of my tops are still fairly fitted, and after wearing cozy jumpers all winter, I'm really not warming up to this idea. I still love the black tee with white stripes (in the corner of the shot), but I've absolutely worn it to death. I'm kind of tired of looking at it right now (to be fair…that tee has definitely done well!) 

Jumper/sweaters…It's going in to winter, but it won't be all *that* cold when I leave. I've got a lightweight jacket in Oz, so I won't bring one with me. I think I'll bring one, and if I get cold..I don't mind getting something down there and bringing it back. It'll get worn up here. 

Skirts: another place I"m not feeling much love right now. I really want to expand my skirt wardrobe. I've got a knit tube skirt in Oz, and I think another black skirt that I wasn't particularly in love with anymore, and was thinking of passing on. 

Toppers…I'm not sure yet. I've got a denim jacket in Oz, but I'm not a double-denim fan. And a red knit moto jacket (more like a cardigan). I've also got a printed bomber that could work. 


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  • Diana replied 10 years ago

    What about shoes?  When I pack, I always start with the shoes. 

    And will you need anything dressy?  Either business-dressy or going out-dressy?  I think you have a pretty good casual mix-and-match capsule here, but I don't see anything more formal.  (Unless you have that in Oz already).

  • froggiebecky replied 10 years ago

    Good points, thanks Diana. 

    Shoes are going to be some black mary janes, brown calf-high boots, and white oxfords. (And gym shoes and hiking boots) In Oz, I've got some sparkly pumps and some blue mary jane fluevogs. I need a pair of (cork bed) sandals, but they're not really out here yet, and they'll be on clearance there. I'm still working on re-building my shoe wardrobe after PF decimated it. 

    Yes, I need some going out wear--social. I know I'm going to a concert in April, and I'm sure I'll catch up with friends for drinks. Probably not business--I've got 3 weeks back in the UK before heading on a business trip; I'll regroup/repack then. 

  • Suz replied 10 years ago

    This looks like a nice tight capsule and it sounds as if you have the footwear covered also. You'll be repacking for Spain, correct? It will be warmer there so I would want the skirts or shorts for that. 

  • Lisa replied 10 years ago

    I find dresses and skirts can be very helpful when traveling, they pack small (especially jersey knit dresses which also wash and dry fast) and can easily be dressed up or down based on footwear.

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