5-14-18 THIS WEEK: Suitcase Chic (Travel & Packing Guide 2018)

May 14, 2018, 3:04 pm by MSP


Suitcase Chic: MSP's Travel & Packing Guide 2018

It's travel season. But, before you plan your get-away, whether it's a long weekend, or a 2-week international trip-be sure to use this week's handy packing guide! It's full of amazing tips to make travel easy and fun.

It's 2 for 1 week. This week you will also get MSP's wardrobe planner: what to pack + how to pack it. It's a visual guide of what to wear each day of your trip. It's the must-have tool for packing chic and with less...I call it, "Suitcase Chic".


One of my favorite travel sayings is... 

"Remember, in your travels you'll meet two kinds of tourists — those who pack light and those who wish they had."

Vacations are about creating special memories while exploring new places. What could be worse than lugging around too much luggage? Nothing. So, how do you pack light-and still have what you need-without over-packing? The first thing to do, is to put together a "Travel Capsule Wardrobe". Then use MSP's Packing rule called "5,4,3,2,1". Sit back and relax, this is just what you need before your next vacay.  Whooo hoo! Your trip is going to be a blast!


PRINT & SAVE.... Outfit Planning Chart, Outfit Suggestions + Amazing Travel Tips!



This week: step-by-step travel plan, the packing listamazing tips + outfit visuals...just what you need to put together stylish outfits for your own itinerary. 


Get this week’s Travel Wardrobe Planner & Checklist + Travel Tips when you order your MSP Personal Profile!



MSP's Weekly Style Mission

This week’s Style Mission: FLING at least two (2) items from your closet you have not worn in at last 6 months. 

Be honest. You know there are at least two items in your closet taking up valuable real estate. You have no plans to wear these items because either they no longer fit, or they are the wrong color for you. Fling them and release yourself of this closet guilt!

Spend 15 minutes in your closet...and FLING at least two (2) items!

“Give and you shall receive”.

You get more closet space when you give someone else the cast-offs you are no longer wearing. 

Love, Leslie MSP


What SYSters Are Saying

Dear Leslie,

I finally get it!  I've been using the "capsule" way of dressing since earlier this year. I've been a member for a few years and have enjoyed the style advice and shopping suggestions. As a full time professional who also travels for work, I am so glad I finally understand the capsule concept. I leave my capsule ready for the morning and grab my outfit and go.  

Thanks, Penny


MSP HERE: Penny,

Thanks for your kind comments. I'm glad you "get it" now!

Capsule dressing is a game-changer for women that struggle with putting together stylish outfits, or buy more clothes and yet still feel they aren't stylish. 

Capsule dressing is also the way to pack for trips. The most complete how-to guide for creating "wardrobe capsules" is with my eBook The Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe.

Love, Leslie MSP


Hi Leslie!

I subscribed one year ago, and I'm thrilled with all I have learned. I get compliments when I follow the MSP style guidelines, and I KNOW when I look in the mirror and something looks good.

I have purged my closet, but still struggle to let go of everything I know I need to. It is time again to do that in fact~ maybe I can manage to pull out more that just doesn't work! When I do put myself together well it is totally due to the advice I've gotten from  you, between your blog information and my specific shape (B - Beautiful Me).

I get compliments on my clothing, and get asked if I lost weight, when I dress well. It is so awesome to I know what I'm doing!!!

I do still struggle though, which is why I so need the reminders and the advice, and why I'll continue to follow MSP! For instance, I travel every week for work. Sometimes I have to be more business (and I have that 'uniform' pretty solid!) and other times more business casual. I might grab clothes for the suitcase thinking certain things will look good together, or I'll have a top I want to wear, and everything goes with black slacks, but then it doesn't quite look right once I get it all on. So, I'm certainly not perfect, but I'm so much better, and more confident. I always try to find a completer piece, even if it doesn't stay on all day....

When I know I look good I feel good, and project confidence. I have been told I am now dressing 'like marketing.' Since that is what I do now, I feel good about that!!!

Thank you, Leslie, for your assistance in making me more confident, showing me what flatters me. Keep pushing me to purge anything I wouldn't buy now, that doesn't fit or doesn't look great on me. 

And THANK YOU for helping me to NOT spend money on clothes that I might like while on a hanger, but that won't look the best on ME.

Have an awesome day! Lori