Classic Packing List Spring 2013

The Universal Packing Lists are your ultimate minimalist guide to packing light. Whether you’re a fashionista or a no-frills traveler, these lists are made for you to customize them to fit your own personal style.


This isn’t your average packing list! The clothing shown has been carefully selected and offers you brands, colors, fabrics, and functionality that will help make planning your travel wardrobe a breeze. By including a combination of well-known travel brands along with your favorite retailers, you’ll find that you really can find a happy balance between travel and fashion!


Please keep in mind that each item shown is only used to represent visual ideas of how you can create your own custom list with the style and color palette of your personal preference. Have fun with it and get ready to have your own personal travel fashion show.





Welcome to the Spring 2013 Edition of Travel Fashion Girl’s




Classic Packing List!

12 Piece Classic Packing List


If you’re looking for the original 12 piece Classic Packing List click here.


Scroll down to learn how to download your free packing e-book!


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Burnout Drop Shoulder TopAztec Print Sleeveless ShirtSleeve Muscle TeeVersatiliti TankShort Sleeve BlouseMaxi Skirt Colorful PantsDenim LeggingsMesh Ballet SlipperRobbin ShoesOutback Cross BodyStudded beltBoyfriend ShirtRead It and Steep RomperWoven Short Crafty SandalSkyler Skinny Travel Pants







How to know if the Travel

Classic Packing List is for you:


This minimalist packing list is ideal for travelers that want to travel light no matter the destination or the length of the journey. Consisting of just 12 pieces of clothing, each item is chosen specifically to provide you with optimal function while also maximizing your travel outfit options. The Classic Packing List offers you flexibility and varying travel wardrobe options without the risk of over packing.


Follow this guide if you want a nice balance of clothing options on your trip. You can always buy fun new travel clothing pieces along the way. Remember, pack travel clothes you’re happy wearing otherwise you’ll want to replace items early in your trip. This is a great universal packing list!






Sample Outfits








To learn more about customizing TFG’s Packing Lists to meet your needs, please read this guide






 Where and when are you traveling?

This list is equally perfect if you’re traveling for business, going on a 2 week vacation or holiday, or if you’re a minimalist traveler going on a long term trip.

It’s all about choosing the right clothing pieces to fit the needs of your travels, and making sure that you can mix and match each item.


This 12 piece packing list is highly recommended for Round-the-World or extended trips. You can tweak the list to fit with the seasons you’ll be traveling certain countries.


If you’re visiting cold countries first, pack warmer items when you leave, then replace them with summer clothes along the way or vice versa.








For trips under two weeks, laundry may not be necessary depending on your packing list combination of choice.


Hand washing or laundry service is necessary for trips over 1 week. Remember, all you need is one week’s worth of clothing then plan to do laundry weekly for the duration of your trip.

Remember, just because your trip is longer doesn’t mean you need to pack more! You just need to do laundry.







to choose appropriate items:

As with all the lists, it is important to select clothing items that work well together and can be used interchangeably.


 For a complete guide to choosing your perfect wardrobe, sign up for the free Classic Packing Guide e-book.


One Color Story – solids, patterns within the same color story



Durable, quick dry, synthetics



Good Fit, classic styles that match with everything



Appropriate in various settings: Beach, Temples, Villages, Cities, Treks, etc



35-40 Liter Backpack suggested or carryon size weekender bag or suitcase.







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Four Tank Tops/Short Sleeve Tops in the heat or Four Long Sleeves for Cooler Climates

(2 of each in combo-climates) – Synthetic fabric, quick dry, solid colors or simple prints. Classic cut that can be worn under dress or button up shirt to match and provide extra coverage if needed. Tunics are versatile and can be worn in more than ways than regular length tops.

One Long Sleeve Button Up Shirt

Light Fabric, Synthetics, polyester, or silk blend. Able to layer over other tops and dresses as a light jacket or cover up




One set of pants

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Travel Pants, light cargo pants, jeans in dark colors, lightweight trouser, and mid to floor length skirts are all good options for travel and have multiple uses.
Water Resistant properties encouraged but quick dry fabrics are important due to the minimal amount of clothing.
Jeans work well on shorter vacations, trips to metropolitan cities, or cool climates. Remember, jeans may be heavy but they hardly have to be washed.
Maxi skirts work well in a variety of settings and are both fashionable and conservative


Two Travel Dresses

 Light Fabric, Solid Vibrant Color/Print or Neutral Khaki or Little Black Dress.
A sun dress is idea that can be worn casually during the day and dressed up at night.
 Convertible dress/skirts are ideal.





One Fleece/Hoodie/Cardigan and /or Water Resistant Jacket/Coat depending on weather



One-Two Bathing Suit

Reversible bathing suits allow you to mix and match. Choose one that has a neutral shade on one side so it can easily double up as a bra under your tops



Two-Three Bra’s

Neutral color that matches with all your tops. Read about choosing the best bras for travel.



One Sports Bra

If you plan on doing activities or have long bumpy transportation journeys



Seven-Ten Pairs of Travel Underwear

Quick dry, avoid 100% cotton or mesh



Three pairs of shoes

Depending on your activities One Pair of Flip Flops/Sandals/Flats and One Pair of Trainers/Hiking Hybrids. If you have space for a third pair, pack something to dress up your travel outfits. Read more about finding fashionable and comfortable travel shoes.




One belt that can be worn with pants and dress for practical style. A complete set of costume jewelry – one of each: earrings, ring, necklace, bracelet.




Multi-use Stick (check out the Nars Multiple Stick) / Mascara or Eye Liner






If you want to pack light but need more than a handful of clothing items, check out the other Universal Packing Lists and to shop functional and stylish travel gear, check out theTravel Fashion Girl Shop.







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