We got lucky.
Our trip to Stockholm happened at the last minute, but everything worked out for it to happen.
My husband was asked to travel there for work. My in-laws were happy to watch Rho. My calendar was surprisingly open.
And the weather was spectacular.
The sun was out every day, and the weather was a perfect mid-70 degrees, sometimes creeping into the 80s.
It was an easy trip to pack for. Here’s what I packed and wore in Stockholm.
BURU White Label Mama Maxi dress – Old Navy short-sleeved chambray – Old Navy tie-front blouse – Everlane silk tank
Old Navy Ultra-Light t-shirts – Treasure & Bond denim jacket
Topshop Leigh jeans – BURU White Label joggers
Canvas tote (similar) – Shiraleah Bimba mini tote – Rothy’s flats – STATE Bags Lorimer backpack
A denim jacket is the only outerwear you need for a summer trip. I love this one from Treasure & Bond – it’s soft and the slightly oversized fit is flattering. Truth be told, I only wore this during the flight and two evenings where we happened to stay out later. A light field jacket or cropped trench would also be ideal.
Old Navy is killing it right now. I brought my beloved old chambray (similar) and my striped tie-front blouse for daytime looks, and their Ultra-Light v-neck t-shirts for travel and workouts that never happened. The t-shirts are the perfect summer travel piece – they wick away sweat, but have the cut and feel of your favorite shirt. A silk tank was ideal for our final dinner, paired with my star print joggers and some extra jewelry.
Our itinerary was a food-filled one, and I packed accordingly. My gray Leigh jeans from Topshop are miraculous in having the perfect stretch as my waistline grew, and these star-print joggers from BURU White Label were ideal for the final day and for the flights there and back.
The only shoes I wore during this trip were my Rothy’s pointed-toe flats. I wore them during our flights, while exploring Stockholm by foot all day, and in the evenings. I did pack my Nike Flyknits for the odd workout or if my feet needed a change, but I never wore them. The Rothy’s were perfect.
My STATE Bags backpack is slightly roomier than Dagne Dover one, and carried everything I needed for the red-eye flight to Stockholm – my noise-cancelling headphones, neck pillow, eye mask, in-flight skincare essentials, cozy socks, and my travel blanket. While in Stockholm, I used a cotton tote for my day’s essentials, and this boho wood-handled bag in the evenings.