8 Pieces, 16 Looks — Your Travel Packing Hack

Packing for international travel can be a major burden. So can buying new clothes for a single trip. That’s why we created an 8-piece travel pack to make packing lighter, easier, and smarter. Using our packing hack, create 16 unique looks by dressing each item up and down with your basics, for active days and lively nights. The best part? We’ll take care of the dry cleaning upon your return, while you take care of assimilating back to real life.

We partnered with Armoire member, Annie Cheng of The Table Less Traveled, for style inspiration and packing tips as she gets ready for her trip to Italy. Follow along on @anniechengeats and @armoire.style Instagram stories to see Annie’s style IRL and her tour of Italy, in real time.

Here’s how to style 8 pieces, 16 ways — paired with Annie’s favorite travel basics (and a few tips along the way).

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Use code INTTRAVEL8 at checkout to rent 8 items, no swaps for only $149! That’s $2000 worth of clothes for the price of a pair of jeans 🙂


Armoire Piece #1: Equipment — black dress

Dress Down: With a light cardigan and walking shoes

Dress Up: With a necklace, shawl, and heels

Styling Tip: If you have the risk tolerance for loss or damage — pack things you love and will actually wear. The goal is to wear every item in your bag.

Packing Tip: If an item can’t be paired more than 2 ways — ditch it.


Armoire Piece #2: Kenzo — silk blouse

Dress Down: With jeans and sandals

Dress Up: With earrings, fun pants, and heels

Styling Tip: Bring multi-use shoes — e.g. dressy sandals for night or casual for day, casual sneakers for day or for exercise.

Packing Tip: Always pack more underwear than you think you need. It’s the smallest, lightest weight thing you pack and the thing you change the most.


Armoire Piece #3: Cooper & Ella — cami

Dress Down: With shorts, sandals, and a cardigan

Dress Up: With earrings, fun pants, and heels

Styling Tip: Pack for the weather, but prepare for anything — e.g. rain jacket, sandals, swimsuit.

Packing Tip: Always pack more underwear than you think you need. It’s the smallest, lightest weight thing you pack and the thing you change the most.


Armoire Piece #4: Scotch & Soda — soft pants

Dress Down: With sunglasses, a white t-shirt, and walking shoes

Dress Up: With a jacket, wallet turned clutch, necklace and heels

Styling Tip: Pack lots of neutral tones that can pair with multiple items, and then fun, bright pieces to sprinkle throughout.

Packing Tip: Layers, layers, layers.


Armoire Piece #5: Tart — drawstring dress

Dress Down: With sunglasses and sandals

Dress Up: With a jacket, wallet turned clutch, and heels

Styling Tip: Pack lightweight fabrics that don’t wrinkle.

Packing Tip: If you have a wallet that can act as a clutch, bring it! One less thing to pack.


Armoire Piece #6: LACAUSA — jumpsuit

Dress Down: With walking shoes

Dress Up: With a shawl, earrings, and heels

Styling Tip: Scarves are multi-use — blankets on the plane, pillow in the car.

Packing Tip: Carry at least one full outfit in your carry on if you check a bag. If your luggage gets lost, you have one clean thing.


Armoire Piece #7: PAIGE — colored jeans

Dress Down: With sunglasses, a white t-shirt, and walking shoes

Dress Up: With a jacket, wallet turned clutch, necklace and heels

Styling Tip: A white t-shirt is a must — it pairs well with everything!

Packing Tip: Use packing cubes. Life changing.


Armoire Piece #8: Theory — t-shirt dress

Dress Down: With sunglasses, tucked into shorts, and sandals

Dress Up: With heels and earrings

Styling Tip: Tuck a dress into pants or shorts and BAM you have a shirt.

Packing Tip: Organize jewelry & knick knacks by using pill containers.


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Use code INTTRAVEL8 at checkout to rent 8 items, no swaps for only $149!


Final Packing List:

Rented From Armoire:

3 lightweight dresses (also worn tucked in as a shirt)

1 short sleeve shirt

1 sleeveless top

2 pairs of pants

1 jumpsuit

Annie’s Basics:

1 cardigan

1 pair of walking shoes

1 shawl

1 necklace

1 pair of heels

1 pair of dressier pants

1 pair of sandals

1 jacket

1 white t-shirt

1 clutch (also a wallet)

1 pair of of shorts

1 pair of earrings

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