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My Travel Packing List for Atlanta Apparel Market

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Hey guys! I’m so excited to announce that I will attending the Atlanta Apparel Market this April, an industry tradeshow showcasing all the latest in clothing and accessories. I will be speaking on an Influencer Style Panel about the latest trends, and there will also be a fun “Meet the Influencers” Happy Hour and fashion show. Atlanta is near and dear to my heart as I actually went to college there at Emory University, and I haven’t been back in over 3 years. I’m so excited to see how the city has changed, meet up with some old friends, and of course browse all the latest trends and mingle with brands and attendees at the market! Even though the trip is still a few days away, being the OCD person I am, I’m already planning out my outfits and accessories. Read on to see what I’m bringing on my trip.

My Travel Packing List: Outfits

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Like a true fashion blogger, the first thing I always plan out when I pack is what outfits I’m bringing. I will be attending the Atlanta Apparel Market for two days on April 11thand 12th, so I focused on two killer outfits, an extra outfit just in case, and comfy clothes for hanging out with friends. For the “Meet the Influencers” Happy Hour and Kickoff party on the first day, I decided on a chic black crochet dress with sheer cutouts. I got this dress in Hong Kong and have been saving it for a special occasion. I plan on pairing it with a vintage wicker handbag and floral heels for a pop of color.LayersofChic Travel Packing List Atlanta Apparel Market pink blazerLayersofChic Travel Packing List Atlanta Apparel Market Crop Sweatshirt

For the second day, which is the Influencer Panel and fashion show, I really want to showcase my bold and colorful style. So I’m going with a bright pink jumpsuit and a blush pink blazer. Since I will be speaking on a panel, I chose the blazer to give me a more authoritative look. My accessories will be my favorite floral handbag and open toed pumps. Now just in case I change my mind last minute, I’m also bringing my favorite vintage dress as a back-up outfit. My motto is always overpack!LayersofChic Travel Packing List Atlanta Apparel Market Casual OutfitLayersofChic Travel Packing List Atlanta Apparel Market Shoes

No packing list is complete without comfy lounge clothes and casual clothes, so I’m bringing my matching velvet set for hotel room lounging, and a cropped sweatshirt and jeans for hanging out with friends.

My Travel Packing List: JewelryLayersofChic Travel Packing List Atlanta Apparel Market JewelryLayersofChic Travel Packing List Atlanta Apparel Market Jewelry Bags

Not going to lie guys, packing jewelry is always my least favorite part. Jewelry can get so tangled and messy, and I’m always afraid more delicate pieces are going to break. What I’m been doing is keeping the jewelry bags that come when you buy a piece for travel, and for bigger pieces I’ll place one piece per bag. Usually I’ll put all my rings in one bag, and all my earrings in one bag. Then I put all the bags into a handbag for extra protection before placing into my luggage. For this trip, I’m focusing on fun statement pieces like the feather earrings and wide gold cuff.

My Travel Packing List: Beauty Products and ToiletriesLayersofChic Travel Packing List Atlanta Apparel Market ToiletriesLayersofChic Travel Packing List Atlanta Apparel Market Beauty Products

So I’m a bit of a hoarder when it comes to travel sized beauty products, as you can see from the photo above. I hate having to worry about my beauty products going over the carryon limit, plus it seems so inefficient to bring full-sized products on a short trip. Packing makeup, skincare, and toiletries is actually really easy for me because I keep all my travel sized products in one place, so anytime I travel it’s all there ready for me. This definitely makes packing more manageable and pleasant. One of my favorite travel-sized makeup is the Woosh Beauty fold-up palette that has foundation, eye shadows, highlighter, concealer, and blush all in one compact palette. I also love the individual sized Masque Bar face masks, and I never travel without my Aveda color protecting shampoo and conditioner.LayersofChic Travel Packing List Atlanta Apparel Market Style BlogLayersofChic Travel Packing List Atlanta Apparel Market Suitcase

I hope you’ve enjoyed this inside look into what I’m bringing to the Atlanta Apparel Market. If you’re a blogger in Atlanta and are interested in attending, you can find more info here. I would love to meet some of you! I can’t wait for the fashion show and am especially excited to preview collections from For Love and Lemons, French Connection, and Lucky Brand Jeans. Follow along for the next few days on my Instagram to see what I’m up to on the trip!

Thanks for reading,


*This post is in collaboration with Atlanta Apparel Market. As always, all views and opinions expressed are my own.


17 comments so far.

17 responses to “My Travel Packing List for Atlanta Apparel Market”

  1. You are definitely ready for this trip! Great, comprehensive list — you are going to look great!

  2. Cat Chiang says:

    What gorgeous picks! I especially love all the shoes!

  3. Girl, you seriously have the cutest and most creative style! Totally reminds me of Aimee Song from Song of Style 🙂 Loved these outfits, especially the one you’re wearing! xo, Brittany Nicole |

    • says:

      Omg that is such a compliment, she’s totally my style icon!!!

  4. Your closet corner is so cuuuute! xx

  5. Liz says:

    What a cute post (and set up!). Have so much fun at your event!


  6. You chose such beautiful pieces, and I love your accessories! I love your colorful suitcase, too — so fitting for you!

  7. Alayna says:

    How cute is your suitcase! I’m in the market for a new one and may steal yours 😛

  8. michelle says:

    Oh my love how you are well organized, your outfits are so cute

  9. Michelle Blackwood says:

    Loving all your cute outfits, you are so organized

  10. Loving that lacy dress! I also love those sweatpants! They look so cute and comfy!

  11. Jessica says:

    This is great! As I am opening my own online boutique and getting ready to travel to markets for it. Love how you planned it all out.

  12. I totally love the dress. I need a new suitcase. This is a great packing list.

  13. Your shoe picks have got to be my favorite!

  14. Amanda says:

    I love everything that you are packing! So awesome that you get to attend this.

  15. Afroza Khan says:

    All the pieces are so cute! I love to pack light and basic pieces.

  16. Love your sense of fashion. Love also your outfits. I love the fact that you packed light but never missed an outfit for OOTD’s. Will surely save this.

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