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Confessions of a reformed overpacker

Confessions of a reformed overpacker

July 30, 2019

Kate is a busy mum of three, a yoga teacher and doTERRA Wellness Advocate. Kate and her family escaped the bright lights of Sydney to the even brighter lights of Singapore. Kate is passionate about educating people on the benefits of doTERRA essential oils.

 


I used to be that traveller. The one who basically packed the contents of her entire wardrobe when heading away on holiday. I would jam a good three-quarter of my wardrobe into a suitcase, proceed to haul (the now very heavy) case around and then end up only wearing a small percentage of the contents. It wouldn’t matter the destination; I just couldn’t seem to narrow my selection down because one just never knows what sort of occasion will pop up. Sound familiar?  I am here to tell you there is another way when it comes to a stylish, versatile, comfortable and lightweight travel wardrobe. 
 
A bit of background before I give you my top tips. My family and I are currently in Paris. We are travelling for nearly three weeks with a 13, 11-year-old and very active 20-month-old. For those of you who have travelled with small children before, you know how imperative it is to minimise luggage. You only have so many hands and toddlers seem to require about four times more than any other member of the family. I digress. I wanted my wardrobe situation to be different on this trip. I didn’t want to take oodles of clothes that I knew I wouldn’t wear but that meant I needed to be super clever with what I packed. 

 

My top tips and favourite Sassind pieces which might I add are perfect for travel and life back home...

Versatility – Select pieces that work well with each other, can be dressed up or down, fit with basics and fall into a similar colour palette. I packed a few different top options; the golfer tee, tanks, cotton shirt dresses (these are INCREDIBLE for the air travel over the merino leggings), silk tank and boatneck tees. Then I added in only a few bottoms; linen culottes, linen balloon pants, silk harem (more on these guys later) and two basics from my existing wardrobe. Everything I packed was either black, white, striped or grey. I have multiple outfit combos to choose from because everything works well together. 

 

 

The Show stopper – In my humble opinion, you do need one outfit that can easily take you from chic French bistro to an even fancier late-night watering hole. For this, I packed the silk harem pants because they look absolutely fabulous and I feel like a million bucks when I wear them. My favourite thing about these pants is that you can wear them a cotton tee, slides or sandals during the day and then pop a pair of flats or heels on for the evening and pair with a silk top. The added benefit is that silk is light as a feather and takes up next to no space in your suitcase.

 

Shoes – never again will my suitcase be clogged with multiple pairs of shoes. The sassind ballet flats are a travel must. Lightweight, smart and versatile. They work with every outfit and are great for city exploring and air travel. I packed my black and cream pair, both got a thorough workout. 

 

Layering – it’s an art form and one I’m no master in (especially living in Singapore where quite frankly, I’d be happy naked 100% of the time) however I took two pieces to jazz up an outfit and provide some warmth during the plane ride and for the cool mornings. The cotton silk oversized wrap is lightweight, has the most beautiful drape and can be styled a few different ways. I also packed my pink merino ‘paper wool’ scarf for a pop of colour. I get so many comments when I wear this one and it gives my favourite cotton dress and merino leggings combo a bit of va-va voom.

 


The greatest thing about these Sassind pieces is that although fabulous for travel, every item I own is worn during “normal” day to day life. None of that purchasing a holiday dress only for it to be used a few times a year. My travel wardrobe is my life wardrobe, which is centred on selecting garments that are comfortable, timeless, produced ethically and well made. Quite simply, these items are ones that keep on giving.

 

 

 

For more information on doTERRA oils or if you have any enquiries about how essential oils can enrich your life, feel free to contact Kate on any of her social media. For more information on Kate's practice and her oils visit her websiteFor daily updates on living with oils follow Kate on Instagram or follow her Facebook page. 




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