Packing For a Fraternity Formal

I'm spending this weekend in Kansas City for my boyfriend's fraternity formal. Formal weekends are packed with dinners, parties, clubs, and other events. Basically, it is easy to overpack; but, no one wants to be the girl who brings a suitcase bigger than her...for a 2-day trip. So, how does a fashionista who is itching to wear all her new spring clothing pack lighter?

1. Streamline Jewelry:
Bring a few pieces of jewelry that you can mix and match, and dress up and down, for different looks. By mixing and matching, each look can still seem fresh and new, but you don't have to bring your whole jewelry box.

2. Pick your favorite shoes and bags:
Bring a couple pairs of shoes that you can dress up or down- a pair of heeled booties is great for a more casual going-out look. Paired with denim shorts, they can work great for an afternoon exploring the city. A pair of nude flats can work with anything, and are a comfortable alternative for any outfit. One pair of fancy heels is plenty- keep them simple so you could wear them with multiple outfits.

3. Be prepared:
Despite the seemingly dependable weather report that you check while packing, you really never know how warm or cold it will be until you get there. Pack clothes that you can mix and match depending on the weather.




  1. i totally love all of these pieces.
    so springy!

    xo kaitlin

  2. great photos! I would love it if we followed each other. I'll be following you through GFC!

  3. I love how you combined it! I like both outfits :-)

    X dailylifeofmaika


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