So with only 22 days to go until we leave for a full year of travel around Asia, organising our packing has become even more important!

I am an excessive over-packer and over-shopper. I have been buying clothes like crazy for my trip without even thinking ‘will this all fit in one backpack?’

So yesterday I decided to do a practice run of trying to fit all of my clothes into my bag. And the answer to ‘did they all fit?’ is……….


I have used packing cubes to separate different types of clothes, ie, tops, skirts, dresses and trousers/shorts. This has made packing somewhat easier. However some of my clothes are most definitely going to have to be squashed into Ed’s bag.

So what is in my bag?

I will do a more detailed post on how I packed for a year in Asia, but for a short overview, keep reading!

First off, I purchased some packing cubes on Amazon. These really allowed me to organise my bag, especially when packing in a camping backpack as opposed to a suitcase.

In the biggest bag I packed tops. I have plenty of white tops, as I find they go with most bottoms. I also packed several different coloured tops, however only a couple have patterns.

I find it is easier to pair a plain top with patterned bottoms than it is the other way around. It also allows for you to create several different outfits using only one top.

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In the next packing cube I packed only dresses. Dresses are great as they are their own outfit. In total I have about 15 different dresses. Like I said, I’m an over-packer.

I also packed several patterned wrap skirts, that cover my knees. Some elasticated midi skirts with no patterns, in different colours. 2 pairs of floaty trousers, and 2 pairs of denim shorts and some cycling shorts.

My airport outfit will consist of my bulkiest clothes, ie, tracksuit bottoms, hoodie and trainers.

I am also taking 2 pairs of sandals, a pair of white Birkenstocks and a pair of beach flip-flops.

I will be posting a more in-depth post on what exactly I have packed, along with photos.

Stay tuned for more x

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