It’s important to consider not only what you should bring, but what you shouldn’t bring. A lot of clothing and accessory items for a working woman aren’t necessarily the kinds of things you want to bring on your travels (as some of us have learned the hard way.)
A large part of smart packing is considering how often you’ve worn an item, its comfort-level, how well it matches with other items, how safe it is to carry around, etc. When you’re deciding between which shoes to bring and which accessories, sometimes it’s easier to just have a list of what is not practical.
In my post on mistakes I’ve learned traveling overseas, I revealed that I didn’t bring the right shoes. In fact, I actually brought slippers with me to wear as regular shoes. Those slippers were popular at the time, but the worst shoes I’ve ever brought. I also brought shoes I’ve never worn before to Washington D.C., which was another huge mistake.
For more ideas on what not to pack, read my article on Travel Fashion Girl.