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Packing for Lake Como


For the second week of our honeymoon, Dave and I are headed to Lake Como! We’re staying in an adorable AirBNB apartment, and our plan is to pretty much pretend we’re Italian for the week–exploring the towns, shopping the markets, and spending lots of time taking in the gorgeous lake views. I think it’s much easier to pack for a trip to a place you’ve been before, but since neither Dave nor I have been to Northern Italy at all, I’m guessing a little when it comes to my Lake Como packing list. Ultimately, I’ve decided on breezy layers, spring-inspired shades, polished basics, and lots of white–it is my honeymoon, after all! :) Here’s some of my inspiration:

A white sundress is a must for my suitcase–it can be dressed up with a jacket and leather sandals in Rome, or dressed down with a patterned scarf for a day of wandering around Lake Como.

printed scarvesKrystal Schlegel, Gal Meets Glam

I’m on the hunt for a few patterned dresses as well, since they’re so easy to pack. No need to worry about putting an outfit together when you can just throw on a dress and go!

printed dressesWith Love from Kat, Stephanie Sterjovski

For more casual days, I have my eye on crisp shirts and tailored shorts that look relaxed, but still put together.

polished shortsClassy Girls Wear Pearls, InStyle

With that inspiration in mind, here are a few things I’ll be packing/wish I had for my suitcase–you may notice a few items that overlap with my Rome list!

packing for lake comoStriped dress, white button down, embroidered tunic, printed scarf, market totewhite ruffle-sleeve top, cuff bracelet, blue shorts, wayfarer sunglasses, statement earrings, jelly sandals, leather sandals

Putting these packing lists together is getting me extra excited for our trip! I have one more coming up: my essentials for international travel. I’ll be sharing a few tricks I have up my sleeve from my expat days!






  1. Dana says:

    ooo I might buy that bracelet :) Can I come to Lake Como also??

  2. lena says:

    Looks like a perfect packing list! Mine for Mexico isn’t so different!

  3. Coco says:

    Love the white dresses! Have a great trip!


  4. […] 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 scenery! […]


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