Top: c/o Ann Taylor Embroidered Beaded Shift Dress | c/o Ann Taylor Striped Jacquard Top | Ann Taylor Natasha Leather Peeptoe Shooties
Middle: c/o Ann Taylor Rattan Straw Bag | Ann Taylor Summer Leaves Mini Skirt | Ann Taylor  Side-Button Pants | Ann Taylor Club Stripe Tee
Bottom:  c/o Ann Taylor Risa Sandals | c/o Ann Taylor Navy Pique Jacket | c/o Ann Taylor Embellished Skirt | Tory Burch York Saffiano Leather Tote

The summer is my favorite season to travel (ok, it’s also my favorite season for everything). And when planning for a trip, be it a weekend jaunt or a week-long stay, one of my priorities is traveling light; there’s something intensely satisfying and freeing about living out of a bag.

 Rattan Straw Bag

I am usually able to create about 15-20 distinct looks from between 10-12 pieces (excluding accessories), all of which normally fit in a large tote or duffel bag.

I’ll be sharing a few more packing combinations for shorter trips in the coming weeks using both older pieces from and new additions to my closet.

 

Feel free to share in the comments any nuggets of packing wisdom; they are always appreciated!