A Minimalist Closet For The Busy Traveler

As spring finally decides to peak through the windows with warm sunlight, we all feel our winter layer shedding piece by piece. We await the camping trips and the flights we must catch. Many readers, just like I, find themselves packing up their lives into small suitcases, duffel bags, and backpacks just to throw over their shoulders, having to last hours until the final destination. If this sounds like you, I suggest you keep reading as I’m about to let you in on a little summer secret. 

One word, minimalism. Read it, know it, understand it. Whether you like it or not, traveling constantly turns you into a minimalist. I’ve moved a lot this past year, and after each move, I end up with less and less to now the tiny wardrobe that my clothes call home. I have a few items that quickly turn into a minimalist closet for the busy traveler. You might be wondering what they are. Lucky for you, I happen to know and am kind enough to share all of my secrets on the internet for random people like you to read. 

Starting off were going to be using this method called 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. You’re going to see why it is called that very soon. Five of your most fabulous shirts, I always grab my white T-shirt or striped shirt, a vintage T that I can’t live without that probably says sublime on it, but you guys don’t need to know that detail: two tank tops or cropped tops. I always bring a bright-colored tube top, as I’m obsessed with pops of color, and then a tank top that’s black and goes with everything.  

Four bottoms, a pair of black leggings you can’t go wrong with, and jeans that make your butt look too good to leave at home. Comfortable, okay, I’m going to say it again comfortable shorts; I prefer my flowy green paper bag tie shorts as they are cute and go well with all of my shirts or black Adidas jogger shorts. You know it, jean short’s that are basic and will look even better with your favorite T-shirt and white sneakers. If you think it’s going to be too hot for jeans, you could swap them with a cute skirt or a pair of overall shorts; this is typically what I do when it’s too hot, and with me walking around, I don’t want anyone to overheat ya know. 

Three dresses, or a romper of such, I recommend grabbing a flowy dress for brunches and casual outings and a more classy fitted dress for your nightly functions out in town. I usually, for this pack, the five-year-old black dress that I refuse to wear a bra with. Three pairs of shoes as well. My head turns towards my white low-top Converse, Birkenstocks, and fancy sandals to pair with our fancy five-year-old black dress, of course.  

Two bags, a big bag, and a little bag, would do just fine in this case. I go for my Lululemon fanny pack that’s black and a brown leather bag that perches on my shoulder. Two swimsuits, one you don’t care about for lake days and booze, and one you do care about for all other outings. One pair of earrings, sunglasses, and your watch. There you go, that is our 54321 minimalist closet for the busy travelers. 


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