Japan Diaries - Tokyo Outfits & Packing Tips

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Japan seems to be a popular destination these days, especially since a few amazing flight ticket sales have surfaced the past few months. Of course, I had to take advantage of the sale, and saw myself in Japan a month later. We visited Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka during our trip, which I cannot wait to share with you all in some upcoming posts/videos - keep an eye out! :)


When it comes to traveling and maximizing on sightseeing, it's important to (1) pack light and (2) pack comfortably - all while maintaining your sense of style. Sounds a bit difficult doesn't it? Well, I did just that with only a carry-on and more than enough outfits to last me during my trip. Let me tell you just how I achieved that.

First and foremost, you must figure out your staple pieces during your trip. Let's face it, there is no sense in packing 10 different jackets for your trip, so you must narrow it down to that one (or 2 max) go-to jackets that you can wear for the entirety of your trip. It is in your best interest to keep this piece neutral, like my Fur Collar Jacket from Tobi, which can be dressed up or down. This can apply towards anything else in your suitcase, such as staple hats, pants, shoes, etc.

Secondly, be sure to focus on lightweight pieces that can be easily rolled and packed tightly into your suitcase. Rather than packing that one big knit sweater, go for a thinner one that can go over a shirt/tank and under a light cardigan. The factor that makes it work and keeps you warm is the layering affect. Having these 3 easy to roll and pack layers will save you much more space than a heavy knit sweater. For example, instead of packing 5 pairs of jeans, I opted for easier to pack leggings and my Harley Lace-Up Pants. We know denim is heavier and harder to pack, so providing yourself other lightweight pant options is key.

Lastly, Mix n' Match! With your staple pieces in mind, figure out all the different combinations you can create with other pieces. You want to pack integral pieces that can allow you at minimum, two different outfits. For example, my olive Shannara Maxi Dress alone with some sandals is one outfit, and mixing it up with a sweater over and some sneakers completely alters the look, giving you your 2nd outfit. You want to stray away from pieces that can only provide you one look, unless you plan to rock it multiple times. 

Stick with these tips and you'll be sure to travel both comfortably and stylishly! Check out some of my Tokyo OOTD's below, enjoy!



{Beanie} Japan Store | {Jacket} Ross Dress For Less | {Shirt} Nordstrom Rack
{Pants} c/o Tobi | {Backpack} Steve Madden via Nordstrom Rack | {Shoes} Nike


{Jacket} c/o Tobi | {Dress} c/o Tobi | {Backpack} Steve Madden via Nordstrom Rack | 
{Shoes} Mixx Shuz via Nordstrom Rack | {Sunnies} Cotton On

Photography by Jamie Lai

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