Since winters in Sweden are dark, with the sun going down around 3-4 p.m., it’s almost crucial to have short sun holidays from time to time in order to stay sane. So this January my husband and I went for 6 days to Barcelona to recharge our solar batteries and here is what I packed.
As I wrote before I start by checking the weather forecast and planning the activities:
- Weather: mostly dry and sunny, around +8-13C
- Activities: city walking, museums, picnic on the beach (which hasn’t happened)
- Location: stay at one place
My desired palette for this trip included shades of blue, pink, burgundy, white and a dash of silver and black.
I only had a cabin luggage and here is what I packed.
I always start packing with the shoes – they must be comfortable to walk in all day.
Bottoms: a pair to fly in that is comfortable and doesn’t lose its shape. Stretchy jeans did their job nicely this time.
Plus I pack a few bottoms that will still fit if I gain some weight (which always happens).
Tops: should be easy to layer and combine with bottoms
Outerwear: I went for one light blue coat
Bags: one tote to fly with, bum bag (never used during this trip) and a backpack
I also took a pair of pants and a long cardigan as homewear but they’re boring so I didn’t include them in the picture.
This is what I wore for the flights on the first and last days
And here is what I wore during other four days
I didn’t use the silver loafers because we lived on a hill and the loafers’ soles felt slippery for some reason… Also I used the white V-neck cashmere jumper as an extra layer underneath but forgot to add it to outfits collages.
I hope the way I pack will be useful for some of you. If you have your own tips and trick for smart packing please share below :)