While you might love that Aztec skirt or that glittery jacket you snagged on sale, it’s not going with you. Sorry I’m not sorry. You’ll thank me later. When it comes to your backpacking packing list, you’ll want to pack solid colors so that you can easily mix and match. Ohhhhh, “but I want to have a variety of outfits for my Instagram photos.” Even if you’re going to be modeling and photographing in different parts of the world, you really don’t need to pack more than a carry-on. Trust me.
If you pack a black top, white top, jeans, and shorts, you already have a multitude of outfits. Solid colors are discreet so it won’t look like you’re wearing the same clothes day after day, even if you are. In the case that you forgot to pack something or your wardrobe is missing a certain article of clothing, just visit a local flea market, souk, or even an H&M.