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Berlin outfit planning

Berlin outfit planning

Berlin outfit planning

When getting ready for the Berlin trip, I was having a difficult time deciding what clothes to take. When I was getting ready for Paris and Portugal, I was super focused and had it all planned out, but this time I was all over the place. There were so many things I wanted to take, and potentially so many different weather conditions to dress for, and it was all getting a bit out of hand. But I needed to limit myself, since I’m sharing a bag with Dave and anyway, we’re only going for 5 days, so I didn’t want to take lots of stuff on the off-chance I might wear it.

So I made like a magazine editor, and packed in outfits. These little sketches helped me work out what was possible with a minimum number of things and they were fun fun fun to do. I think the fact that my style is pretty heavy on colour blocking made it easier to draw than if I had lots of patterns and complicated cuts in my wardrobe. I got it down to two skirts in the end, but weirdly, I could not do with less than 3 pairs of shoes. I did end up taking some things that aren’t in these outfits, and swapping some others too. We’ll see if it works or if I end up changing it all round once there.

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  • Ms. Case 16 September 2009, 5:31 pm

    Oh man, look at you go! I'm a horrible packer. My whole closet tends to go with me on vacations! You never know though!

  • Sal 16 September 2009, 5:52 pm

    What a FANTASTIC idea! Especially for visual thinkers.

  • Mars 16 September 2009, 5:55 pm

    what a brilliant idea! your sketches are so, so adorable 🙂

  • Diana 16 September 2009, 6:54 pm

    This is such a clever idea!
    When I went on the 2 month book tour, I just packed everything, but I wish I would have been much more organized. My luggage was a madhouse.
    I think I'm going to use this idea for my next trip!

  • Ms. B 16 September 2009, 8:06 pm

    Wow, that's such a good idea! I need to remember to do that before my next trip!

  • Lemondrop Marie 16 September 2009, 9:29 pm

    I've done something just like that for trips but your drawings are adorable! Love it!

  • Skye 17 September 2009, 8:40 pm

    Ooh, I do that too with the little drawings to plan a trip wardrobe! My drawings aren't so cute as those though…

    Hope you're having a really fun time.