Travel Capsule: 3 Weeks in Europe | Howo to Pack Light – Carry-on | Slow Fashion

Published by Darron Toy on



this week I am packing for three weeks away in delicious Europe one week on Crete and two weeks in Puglia and south of Italy because that is where I'm heading next week so I thought I would share with you how to pack light and a couple of steps that I do in little tidbits that I bring when I'm packing for a three-week or longer holiday don't worry this break for me does not mean an interruption in content for you I will still have a video every Sunday for the time that I'm gone so I hope you enjoy them and we note further ado let's jump on in I have to say I really enjoy the process of trying to pack light for a holiday because I think there's nothing like having to really choose a select number of pieces from what you already have to help you realize that we actually already have so much in our closet so much choice already there but one of the first things I do as most of you probably do as well is I always check the weather to the destinations where I'm going I've already been to these two destinations many times so I know how my body reacts to the heat and how I feel in it the next thing I do is I take stock what activities will be doing I'm hoping there will be a lot of just lounging and relaxing but I know I'm going with my mother by the way this will be our fourth or fifth time going traveling together in the summer so we'll probably do quite a bit of wandering and exploring very easy and then for one week while we're in Puglia I'll be staying with family so we'll probably be doing some family visits I definitely do have to think of comfort because in Europe there is a lot of walking and I don't want to miss out because my feet hurt I tried to develop a theme when I'm building my travel capsule because it really helps narrow down my choices and some esthetic guideposts to follow so now I don't get overwhelmed what I'm looking at everything in my closet I only have sort of one color scheme in my own closet however in the summer I tend to err on the lighter side of it so that is a heavy base of creams and whites blue con yak and a little bit of black after color I pick a style of ibed that I want to evoke while I'm on holiday I thought my aesthetic guideposts for this travel capsule would be minimal but a bit feminine as well so what am i packing here's the rundown one hat one silk scarf two bags one which is a convertible backpack and which I will wear on the plane three pairs of shoes one pair of sneakers and two sandals one which is a flat and another which is a heel three dresses one skirt two pairs of pants one which will be worn on the plane two t-shirts a white and a black two tank tops one long sleeve shirt which is my button-down one light weight sweater a blazer I am bringing two bathing suits one full and one bikini and I also bring one kind of set of workout gear because I've always read while I'm on vacation to me there's just nothing more luxurious than being able to go for a run and not worry about getting back on time because you have work to do I'll bring one set of pajamas and about 10 pairs of underwear for 23 days of travel that brings me to a couple of other little tidbits that I'm bringing I'm so proud of that segue this is what I've never ever travel without it's a mini travel size bottle you : you've seen me use this formula before but I especially loved it for travel because it is a no-rinse formula so I don't have to spend hours of my vacation doing my laundry and it's biodegradable all natural and it smells like heaven and I'm also bringing my stain solution from the laundress because as you can see on the rack there are quite a few clothes that are white and cream and let's be real I am NOT a proper adult who has all her you know life together and never gets dirty so I'm gonna bring this surprisingly with my workout gear and bathing suits and everything and all of this it actually all fit in my carry-on so I'm still debating whether I'm gonna bring just my carry-on or pack a larger suitcase but for your purposes just so you know that rundown actually does fit in a standard sized carry-on line is the little o a case and it works beautifully the one hat is a no-brainer protects me from the Sun and straw it packs relatively easily I don't know how these other bloggers travel with like their fancy huge hats I think it's incredible for the two bags you may have seen the trusty convertible shoulder bag and backpack yes it is a heavy yes it is large but honestly this bag has traveled with me for the past five years and it is just so beneficial for day trips as well as travel days it was actually made in Canada I'm gonna link to it down below next bag is an ancient one but an awesome one I bought this in Rome about ten or eleven years ago you can wear it as a crossbody but these also come off so that I can wear it for night time as a clutch – I'm also going to bring my silk Gucci scarf I think this is going to come in handy when it comes to adding a little color I'll probably wear it most often on my head okay for the pants I cannot wait until you see these I found them rummaging through my mother's closet because I helped her pack earlier this week like a linen cotton-blend so they're not so stiff from being linen the blend is really helpful they're incredibly lightweight and there's two pairs like this there's a turquoise pair as well but they're getting altered at the moment and in all honesty I think I could probably get away with just bringing one pair of pants but my mom wanted me to bring these too so bringing these as well with the shorts I tried to pay attention to bring two that had very differing aesthetics by making them very different I'm really stretching what I'm bringing so that I have varying functions however both of these pairs of shorts will look equally great dressed up or down so the first pair is my amazing high-waisted lace shorts that I bought in Australia the other pair of shorts are the ones I'm wearing right now which they're denim cutoffs here let me show you here they are I am so excited about these and not only because they were gifted to me by ever Lane very generously but it's not sponsored but if you watched my Italian girl style video then you will know that I do not own a pair of or I did not own a pair of cutoff denim shorts or a denim skirt so these are very welcome and much needed addition to my closet I've struggled with buying and finding a pair of denim cutoff shorts that were a good fit the reason why I love these is that the high waist actually fits on my waist but I'm not being suffocated in the thigh do you see all this room that I have back here it's incredible I'm just so relieved to have finally found a pair of shorts that leaves enough room in the thigh but fits really comfortably around the waist these are a size 26 and normally I wear size 27 in demo ha lots to worry about with this skirt here I'm gonna be totally honest not only is it a very delicate color but it's also made out of silk I've been wearing it though during these hotter days that we've been having here and the flow is just so fabulous and it's very light and airy again in my mother's closet she was hiding all of these fabulous trends she found this one at Salvation Army for 9.99 this is going to pack really well because it's a little crochet and knit so I don't have to worry about it creasing or wrinkling and it is also a great piece to easily be dressed up or down the next is my very trusty button-down shirt dress it's cotton it's not too clingy I can belt it I can leave it open when I want to wear it as a beach cover-up so I love love love how versatile this is I never travel without a shirt dress this next one is a little bit of a departure for me in terms of what I would bring for travel but it was also gifted to me recently by a Canadian designer and I've been wearing it on some of the really hot days we've been having here and it's pretty phenomenal it's made out of a beautiful silk jersey fabric so it will pack and roll up like a dream and the airflow is awesome it's so light and airy and billowing it's fantastic I can also wear it both front and backwards so it will give me so so many styling options two t-shirts I'm bringing my white me neck by MA and both my v-neck encircled top which is extra law which is kind of nice because then it means I have a lot of nice nodding and tucking and styling options for the tank tops and camisoles I have actually the black one that I'm wearing now this was also recently gifted to me by ever Lane and again I'm telling you my summer wardrobe was really in terms of the basics I didn't have a lot it's the perfect balance of sexy and modest I like how the fit here is a little bit more relaxed but best of all I have to say I don't know if this bothers anyone else but the armhole isn't ginormous so this is a medium and I love how it really comes to the perfect height under my arm I just I don't know it drives me nuts when the armhole is so so low that being said here is my very old and trusty white tank top the button down that I've chosen is my linen power of my people button-down you have heard me talk about these guys and their shirts so often beautiful Canadian company everything is ethically manufactured and handcrafted to a tee and I love having a long sleeve shirt option a very lightweight sweater in this beautiful camel cognac color this is another gifted piece from ever laying that I'm really excited to wear especially on the plane or with a pair of shorts on cooler nights or just to bring with me kind of wrapped around my shoulders or wrapped around my waist again going for that whole feminine minimal vibe I think this really lends to it I also ordered a medium in this rounding out all of the garments is this blazer which I'm primarily bringing to wear on the plane and I'm gonna talk about my plane outfit in just a moment but this is another mom closet fine this is a really nice light and it's very stretchy so it's going to be very comfortable and easy to move in my main shoe for wandering and exploring is going to be these wonderful pair of beiges which i mentioned in a recent video about wearing flats so far they have been incredibly comfortable the flat pair of sandals that I'm bringing are these awesome secondhand Moschino flat sandals this third pair of shoes is a little bit of a departure for me I have never worn a heels so high traveling in Europe however I did buy these in Rome kind of a resurrected them this summer I've had them for about ten years they are ridiculously comfortable because despite the high platform the pitch itself isn't that high and the wedge is great for cobblestone streets so that rounds out the 20 pieces that I'm bringing and all I am bringing two belts I don't know if that should count as part of the 20 pieces but again like I did with my tops and my shorts I always try and bring two either very different colors so that I'm nailing sort of two ends the color palette spectrum or two very different styles oh I also forgot about jewellery I really don't bring that much just a couple of necklaces a watch and a couple of bracelets two or three earrings and that's the end I also bring these with me in my carry-on which brings me to plain attire this to me is the biggest challenge when traveling because you want to look fresh and put together and yet especially if you've got a long-haul flight you really want to be comfortable so here's what I'm going to be wearing on the plane the turquoise linen cotton pant then I'm going to layer my black encircled tee over under sorry underneath my lightweight everlean sweater then I'm gonna layer my blazer or I should probably say mom's bruiser we're with my runners of course I'm going to tell you all how it goes and what pieces I use most of and what outfit combos I put together I'm just gonna do that in a separate video while I'm actually traveling so that you can see the clothes you know in their natural habitat so the eggs that I bring with me on the plane is I mentioned already my trusty convertible shoulder bag backpack so that's everything I'm ready to go this is exciting I hope you enjoyed this video give it a thumbs up if you learned something new or and subscribe as I mentioned before there will be a video every Sunday but if you're interested in following along real-time on some of my travel I will definitely be sharing as much as possible on Instagram and Instagram story do let me know in the comments below if there's anything specific you would like to see in my travel vlog in the meantime I hope you have a wonderful week ahead thank you so so much for watching and I will be back next week with another slow fashion video


22 Comments

JulieBee · July 30, 2019 at 2:28 pm

Can't wait to see those outfits in action on vacay. Have a wonderful trip!☀️

Samadhi Selena Marr · July 30, 2019 at 2:28 pm

Alyssa, great video and chic travel capsule. I love it. Please be careful wearing your white blazer on the plane. I travel a lot for work and have learnt the hard way that white is not a good idea on planes or in airports…but if you manage without incident- let us know!! Bon Voyage <3

Iza Klebańska · July 30, 2019 at 2:28 pm

I would be enormously grateful for video "Two weeks travel in Toronto on November " Great choice Allyssa. Enjoy your Europe vacation 😘

Carol Fudali · July 30, 2019 at 2:28 pm

Ha! I’m packing for 5 weeks in Canada – Edmonton 😊. I’ve been bingeing all your videos and have packed mainly neutrals with a pop of colour. My biggest problem when packing is taking too much especially as I usually buy when I’m in Canada. I’ve looked at what you’re taking to Europe and think, ok, I need to remove my denim jacket – but a denim jacket is always so useful if the weather is a little cool and let’s be honest I don’t trust Canadian weather 😂. The worst part of my holiday is the packing! I see in one of your videos you’ve been to Oz😊 🇦🇺

kris cox · July 30, 2019 at 2:28 pm

I stopped bringing checked luggage a couple years ago and will never go back to anything except carry-on! My carry-on is also always a backpack to free up my hands. The ease and convenience is life changing.

Lili Ottawa · July 30, 2019 at 2:28 pm

Another great video… bon voyage!

ChicReal · July 30, 2019 at 2:28 pm

Ciao Bella! Love your elegant, classic and timeless style especially the crochet dress. Have fun and safe travels to Italia! Baci… ❣️😘

Jillluvslife · July 30, 2019 at 2:28 pm

Hi Alyssa, first time to comment. I really like your slow fashion! Did you pack a pair of running shoes as well? Also, do you use Eucalan and wash some of your clothes in the hotel as needed? How many bras? Slips? It’s those little things that end up getting me! 😊. You have a talent for sure. Love all your videos and casual and fun sense of style.

SanFreeman1 · July 30, 2019 at 2:28 pm

No offense, but after twelve years, you've gotten your money's worth out of your leather bags. Worn, stained and creased is not a good look. Italy is the perfect place to find beautiful handbags at a great price.

Jennifer Harris · July 30, 2019 at 2:28 pm

How timely this video is! We're trying to decide between Puglia and Sicily. Would love to see what your mom took to wear.

tlhuettl · July 30, 2019 at 2:28 pm

What size did you get the Power of My People button-down shirt in? Did it shrink much after washing? Love all your travel pieces! :0) Thanks for the video!

Curated Connection · July 30, 2019 at 2:28 pm

Have an awesome holiday ahead, Allysa! I'm off for an 8-day vacay soon. Working on my packing list was both fun and taxing. I'm from the tropics but will be heading somewhere where it's summer 😂 I'm used to humid days but since I'm going to do a lot of sightseeing/walking and have hyperhidrosis, each day, I'm bringing an extra shirt I can change into come midday. That means extra kgs in my baggage, but I can't afford to do laundry considering my 8 days are packed and includes flying to a different region in that country. Maybe I can travel lighter when I go on longer duration trips.

Bonnie Charney · July 30, 2019 at 2:28 pm

Bon voyage!! I hope you and your mom have a wonderful time together. Such quality time. Enjoy! 😘

Lisa Isabelle · July 30, 2019 at 2:28 pm

Loved your video, and subscribed to your channel (I'm about to go check your other videos)! Oh how I wish I could raid my mom's closet but she's a tiny tiny 4'11 / size 2 woman and I took on my dad's size being 5'6 / size 16. 😂 I don't even fit in her necklaces, my neck is too big! 😂 I wish you a terrific vacation with your mom!

Saga Fox-Wilde · July 30, 2019 at 2:28 pm

Enjoy the holidays with your mom. Enjoy every moment. My mom died of cancer ten years ago. Now I travel with my kids and take my mom with us in my heart.

lllovesalll · July 30, 2019 at 2:28 pm

Love this! Very brave of you to take a silk skirt, but I know what you mean about comfort in the summer! I usually bring a button or zip sweater to wear open or closed instead of a pullover style so the sweatshirt's also a brave move in my books!! Bon voyage – hope you and your mom have a fantastic time away!

Kay Watkins · July 30, 2019 at 2:28 pm

I loved this video. I am going to northern europe in late summer and will certainly incorporate some of these pieces.

Lisette Luijer · July 30, 2019 at 2:28 pm

Love your videos. I get quite sweaty on vacation when it's hot. Do you wash your shirts while on vacation? 😘

Helen Blunden · July 30, 2019 at 2:28 pm

Bon voyage! Have fun! Love Crete! Half my Greek family – okay all of them are from there. You may run into them. They’re really noisy.

Susie Hughes · July 30, 2019 at 2:28 pm

PS is your packing list available as a downloadable file? Sorry if I missed that bit!

Susie Hughes · July 30, 2019 at 2:28 pm

Really useful thanks! I'm hopeless at packing for holidays and knowing what to wear in summer in general to be honest! Hope you have a lovely hols

Minh Luu · July 30, 2019 at 2:28 pm

It would have been good to see the combinations on! As a visual person it was hard to imagine based on verbal rundown!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *