I just got back from Nashville on a family vacation. If you haven’t followed me for long, my family usually goes away to Florida every winter, however, this year we switched things up to Nashville which I was super excited about since I had never been before.
One of the biggest struggles I have on any trip is packing. If you know me, you would know I’m a great packer. I legit pack so light and bring a carry-on bag for most trips. However, the process to get myself there is often challenging, especially for places that have a range of weather. With Nashville, the weather was saying lows of 37 fahrenheit (3 celsius) and highs of 80 fahrenheit (27 celsius) on some days. However, I ended up wearing everything I packed, so this can be a good reference for your packing!
First off, lets talk more about weather. The best times to visit Nashville is from April to October when the weather starts to warm up and stays warm for the summer months. However, winter is low season and you’ll find the city less busy, and apparently quite charming around the holidays with the Christmas decor. However, I visited Nashville in the spring (April), which was apparently unseasonably colder than usual, as I mentioned above, so you may need to alter your packing list to best suit the season you’re visiting.
This is what I packed in a small school bag, carry-on only. I didn’t list my cosmetics on here but this post can give you an idea of what you’ll usually find in my toiletry bag, give or take a few things depending if I’m traveling internationally, etc.
- Tobi Show Off Shoulder Ruffled Blouse in dark rose
- Plain black t-shirt (a classic go-to)
- Tobi Grace Front Tie Blouse
- Garage cold shoulder sweater in black
- Tobi Buena Wrap Bodysuit in black
- Levi’s 711 Skinny Jeans
- TopShop Super High-Waisted Joni Pants in black
- Lululemon high-waisted leggings in black (never leave for a trip without some leggings!)
- Aritzia Cut-Off Shorts
- Underwear + bras
- Tom’s suede Majorca heel in black
- Leather sandals in brown (I bought these in Mexico and love them)
- Nike running shoes in black
- TopShop Tall Leather Jacket
What I was mostly pumped about this trip was my new tops from Tobi! I usually go on super active holidays that requires me to dress in activewear, or more practical clothes versus cute, stylish things. That’s one of the reasons I love visiting cities and going on smaller trips like this because I can wear cute outfits or things I would normally wear at home!
I brought two tops from Tobi and one bodysuit. What I love about these tops is that they are light weight, good quality and also super cute. I was obsessed with the plunging low back of the bodysuit and it made the perfect outfit paired with high-waisted black pants and a leather jacket for the Grand Ole Opry. My other two tops were perfect for being out and about exploring, especially for the one day that was super hot and summery!
A few other go-to’s in my wardrobe I brought along with me are my leather jacket from TopShop which is great for when the weather can get a little bit cooler. This has been my go-to fall/spring jacket for a few years now and it was definitely worth the price I paid for it.
Lastly, since I brought a couple cropped tops, high-waisted everything also went into my bag. Shorts, leggings and nice black pants. I feel too old to pull off a crop top without wearing high-waisted pants anymore, unless I’m on a beach somewhere, so this is a must for me when I pack stuff like this.
Overall I was happy with what I packed and I think one of my biggest pointers to be able to pack light is to bring versatile items, and also remember you can and will wear the same thing or pieces of an outfit multiple days in a row! For more tips on how to pack light, check out this post I did awhile back.
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Disclaimer: Tobi sent me three items to wear and review for this post. However, I only recommend things that I actually genuinely would buy and use myself, and think you would also enjoy! All opinions in this piece are my own and 110% honest.