Being on the road as a nomad means much of my life is lived out of suitcases. But that doesn’t mean that my outfits have to be boring! Here are my insider secrets to a perfectly managed suitcase.
COLOR SCHEMES / CLOTHES
When packing my suitcase, I always follow the same color scheme – black, grey, nude, white, olive green. If you’ve seen me out and about this year, these are pretty much the only colors I wear. My essentials include casual dress pants, leggings, and an assortment of tank tops and shell tops. I’m consistently warm, so I pack primarily sleeveless tops and then a sweater or jacket that will go with everything. When I find a pair of pants I love (like these Lila Rose slacks), I buy 3 or 4 pairs and just pack all of them! Here a sampling of what’s in my suitcase for the month of June:
- What’s inside:
When thinking through my beauty routine, I have to keep it nice and simple. I can’t always count on having access to things I might need, nor will I always have the time to do a detailed look. Because I pack light as far as makeup goes, my makeup and regular toiletries (shampoo, etc) all fit in the same bag! Here’s my go-to makeup kit for this life on the road:
- What’s inside:
- Stila primer, $36
- L’oreal Infallible total cover foundation, $12
- Estee Lauder powder shadow stick (in Slow Burn), $22
- Anastasia Brow Wiz, $21
- Tarte Shape Tape concealer, $25
- L’oreal Carbon Black mascara, $8
- Dermablend setting powder, $27
- Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge, $7
- Naked Flushed palette (blush, contour, highlight), $34
- IT Cosmetics all over powder brush, $40
I don’t want to be fussing with jewelry when I’m on the road, so my go-to piece is the Honey Shea Studios Hexagon Charm Necklace ($40). Honey and I met at Inspired Retreat and this necklace was her gift to me. She even made the chain a little longer (which is my favorite way to wear necklaces!) before giving it to me. It’s a simple, classic necklace that always coordinates with everything I wear. It adds the perfect finishing polish to everything I pack!
The only shoes I take on the road with me are Tieks. In fact, I wrote a love letter to Tieks on my blog a few weeks back, you can read it here.
Being on the road 24/7 can make life a little hectic, but one thing that doesn’t have to be hectic is packing. Let me know in the comments below what your go-to travel essentials are – maybe there’s something I need to add to my list.