In 2011 when I was doing 30 for 30 (only 30 clothing items can be mix&matched for 30 days), planning was crucial if I wanted to have wearable outfits.
When I went to Las Vegas that year, I planned my outfits:
The last time I was home for Thanksgiving, I planned my outfits:
Overkill? Maybe... but I like to feel prepared!
This year we're flying to Minnesota to spend a week visiting family for Thanksgiving. If I don't figure out what I'm going to wear those 7 days, I'll end up bringing way too many clothes and be frustrated that I didn't plan. I'm only bringing a carry-on onto the airplane, so I can't just bring anything & everything I think I might want to wear!
A couple weeks ago I planned my outfits for our Thanksgiving trip. I took snapshots of myself wearing each one so I could remember:
I made 6 outfits with 13 items, and only 8 of those items needed to be packed (I'd be wearing the rest). I liked those outfits, but just this week I got a few new clothing items that I bought online. So I wanted to re-do my outfits so I could wear my new stuff :)
So I made another 6 oufits. Again, I used 13 items, but not all of them will need to fit in my bag.
These outfits all kind of look alike, but nobody really notices what you wear anyway!
Rob thinks I spend too much time planning outfits like this, but I know I'll be happy that I did. Over time, I'm certain I will get better and better and figuring out what to wear for a short trip away. It's a fun challenge, anyway :)