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  • Packing Light

    05.13.2014 / things

    singapore-packing-list-erin-loechner-design-for-mankind

    I’ve been fairly preoccupied with course work for next week’s adventure, so thought I’d pop in to share a portion of my packing list for Singapore. I’m far from an expert in many things, but I will say this: I can pack like a lean, mean machine. Unless I’ll be gone for more than a month, I simply refuse to check any bags and nearly always rely on a trusty carry-on. It’s totally doable, but here’s my trick: stick to neutral basics and throw in a few key accessories. (This is easy for me, because the only “color” I own these days is denim.)

    Here’s what I’m bringing along!:

    1. This jumpsuit is basically a glorified pajama set, perfect for the 28 hours of flights ahead of us. Knit Jumpsuit ($30)
    2. A dressed-up white tank is one of my favorite basics to rely on – perfect for laying with skirts, denim and blazers. White Tank ($23)
    3. Backpacks are key for me, especially when traveling with Bee. This one’s easy on my back and can hide a multitude of sins – power cords, baby wipes and an entire pantry’s worth of snacks. Brooks Canvas & Leather Backpack ($249)
    4. I always pack a few statement necklaces to switch up neutral looks for day, night and everything between. This one’s a current favorite and the rope design promises to arrive in tact, tangle-free! Thread and Brass Necklace ($38)
    5. I’ll pair this graphic tee with a skirt and blazer for teaching days, or with simple cutoff denim shorts when we’re off exploring the city as a family. Graphic Tee ($13)
    6. I almost always travel in sneakers, perfect for those unexpected times you’ve got to book it to make a connection. These Chuck Taylors pair wonderfully with the #7 jersey skirt for impromptu adventuring in the city. Chuck Taylors ($50)
    7. Jersey maxi or midi skirts are amazingly transformative – I usually wear mine as a strapless dress at least once during my trips, or they can be knotted into a mini for an interesting twist when you get tired of wearing the same thing. Jersey Skirt ($18)
    8. For my teaching days, I plan to throw this on over the #2 white tank and add some nude dress shorts for a modern “power suit.” Add in the #4 statement necklace and the nude heels I plan to pack and we’re in business. Lightweight Nude Blazer ($80)
    9. These are my favorite sunglasses; a must for adventuring in sunny Singapore! Expo Shades ($60)
    10. I live in denim cutoffs in the summertime; a great addition to graphic tees, basic white tanks and to dress down a more formal blazer. Denim Cutoff Shorts ($20)
    11. Avarcas are notoriously comfortable and make for no-brainer slip-ons to take to the pool when we want a quiet break from playing tourist. Avarcas ($77)

    Tell me, what are your packing standbys or secret philosophies? I’d love to hear! And if you’re a local in Singapore, please join me and Bloesem to learn the ins and outs of blogging, social media and film!

    • So timely for me! We’re taking a family vacay to Hawaii in June and I’m determined to get three of us into two carry-ons. I need a basic maxi to go with my neutral dress/cover up. Otherwise it’s biking and sarong, right? We’ll be buying all the diapers when we get there… = )

      • Hi lady! If you find a basic maxi that’s thick with coverage, alert me! :) I’m on the hunt. And ha, you are a genius with the diaper purchases after you reach your destination. Great minds. ;) Have a LOVELY time in Hawaii!

        • You alert me on a good maxi, too! I just got a maxi tank dress form Old Navy that I need to downsize, but it’s cute and has good bra-strap coverage if needed. (p.s. I don’t go “biking” in a sarong…bikini! bikini! = )

        • Ha! :)

    • Erin

      This is kind of genius – thanks!

    • Great list – and I think I need shoes. I’m proud of my light-packing skills as well, I avoid checking bags at all cost, regardless of the length of my trip! My trick is usually to go with similar color schemes so that everything goes with everything, and trust in the ability to borrow and shop when needed!

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    • Molly

      hi I love this list! where did you get the Knit Jumpsuit because I would love to get one!

    • Always love peeking into someone else’s suitcase – and I am seriously impressed you can pull off the carry-on only travel method even with Bee in tow! :)

      Have a fantastic trip, my friend! xox

      • Oh, you know we’ll be packing a suitcase for Bee. That’s another beast entirely! ;)

    • Rungal

      I live in Singers and it’s been a-pouring! Don’t forget your “brollie”. Love your blog, it’s very inspirational.

    • GAH! I’m so glad you posted about those sandals! I kept admiring them in your IG feed so now I know what I’m asking for for Xmas this year (it’ll just make me excited for summer then versus moaning about the humidity as I’m choosing to do today!)

      • Ha! I hear ya. :) They’re the most comfortable sandals around; you’ll love them!

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