I haven’t been out to Los Angeles in a few years, and I’ve really been itching to get there—to experience some balmier winter weather, but also to see various beloved friends and family—and yes, probably to shop a bit, because the shopping in L.A. is the best. So I just pulled the trigger on a plane ticket, and if you L.A. readers would like to have some kind of meetup, I’d be seriously up for that—I’ll be there from the 16th of February to the 22nd. Meanwhile, here’s what’ll be coming along in the carry-on.
My number one rule of packing is to stick to a pretty limited color palette, so that everything you bring goes with everything else. So I’ll definitely pack a simple white V-neck tee because that’s as classic and goes-with-everything as it gets. And after I’ve worn it once or twice, I can sleep in it for the rest of the trip (is that gross? Maybe a little?).
A striped tee is versatile, layer-able, and always reliably cute.
And even though it will need steaming once I unpack it, I’ll probably bring along at least one white cotton button-down—I like this one because it’s slightly oversized.
And I really like to travel with silk tops like this three-quarter sleeve popover, because the wrinkles hang out pretty easily, and they pack down to nothing.
I will definitely wear these James Perse joggers on the plane, because they’re as comfortable as sweats, but a little more polished-looking than them. I think they may actually be the perfect airplane pants.
I know these pants stray a little from my tight color palette, but rules were made to be broken, and I love this honey brown. They’re also some of the only high-waisted pants that are flattering on me.
For warm afternoons, I’m thinking this cute denim skirt might be just the thing.
And when it cools off, I’ll throw on this perfect (and perfectly tomboyish) corduroy chore jacket.
And I’ll layer a cashmere hoodie under that if it gets really cool.
And of course, for day-to-day traipsing around, I’ll bring clogs.
People wear a lot more color in L.A. than they do in New York, and when I go there, I try to bring little pops of some with my accessories, like these super-good light pink sunglasses.
And on that note, I’d also love to carry as my everyday bag this awesome suede tote, but alas, I do not (yet) own it.
And finally: I’m very intrigued by this travel steamer—it’s seriously small and apparently packs quite a punch.