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Packing for Rome


I’ve mentioned before that I love planning outfits for vacations, and I have a feeling that my honeymoon will be my favorite trip to pack for yet! Since we’re going to be doing a pretty big variety of activities–from walking around the city, to visiting churches, to going on boat trips, I’m doing my best to plan extra strategically. When packing for a long trip, a few tips I like to keep in mind are to pack in a similar color scheme (or one that can be easily mixed and matched), and to bring pieces that can be worn in multiple ways. I also always come up with specific outfits before the trip so that I can see any holes in my packing list–I hate getting to my destination and coming up with the perfect look for the day, only to find that a belt or necklace that would complete it is back at home!

Fingers crossed, the temperature in Rome will be perfect when we’re there–warm, but not too humid yet. My goal is to look polished, spring-appropriate, and chic, while still being comfortable enough for lots of walking and time outside. When I sifted through some of the looks I’ve gathered for inspiration, a few themes were readily apparent: ladylike dresses, button down shirts, and of course, lots of stripes.

ladylike dressesVogue, Ivory Lane

button downsVogue, Gal Meets Glam

stripesKelly Golightly, The Fresh Exchange

With that in mind, here are a few pieces that I own and will be packing, or have put on my wish list!

Rome packing list

Chambray shirtdress, straw hatstriped dresswhite button down, blue linen skirt, lace shift dresswayfarer sunglasses, leather sandals, leather flatscuff braceletgold sandals

Stay tuned for my packing list and inspiration for the second week of our trip (in Lake Como!) next! :)






  1. lena says:

    Absolutely perfect!

  2. Em says:

    So chic! Makes me want to do a similar post for France. Blue linen skirt – link does not seem to be working, and I am either interested in it, or interested in borrowing it from you :)

  3. Elisabeth says:

    I found these flats at DSW that are a dead ringer for the cece flat for a fraction of the price– they run a tiny bit bigger but I actually think they are better quality! I now have three pairs in 3 different colors ;)


  4. Dana says:

    I love that white dress!!

  5. Jennifer says:

    I cannot wait to see all the outfits!!!

  6. Callie Davis says:

    I love this and totally agree with your thoughts about planning out your outfits before you go! I am currently trying to do the same thing, as I am packing for my trip to Italy in a couple weeks! SO excited for y’all!

  7. […] be packing/wish I had for my suitcase–you may notice a few items that overlap with my Rome […]

  8. […] be sharing some of the outfits I wore in both places (you can find my packing inspiration here and here), and then, I’ll share all about Lake Como. Get ready for some seriously beautiful […]

  9. […] Lake Como, I thought I’d share a few of my honeymoon outfits. You saw my packing inspiration here and here, and overall, I think it worked out pretty well! I did end up overpacking just a little […]

  10. I love your packing suggestions! Everything is so chic and stylish. Last time I went to Rome it was just for two days, so I didn’t pack too many stuff. Just comfortable clothes and shoes. Greetings


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