Colorado Summer Packing List

   It feels like forever since I started planning Kyle's 30th birthday trip. My plan was to surprise him with a getaway, leaving every detail a secret for him. I chose Colorado because I thought it perfectly encompassed so many of Kyle's favorite things - mountains, good beer, and cool rustic modern design.

   Well, truth be told, I got way too excited that I knew I wouldn't be able to contain all of my secret plans for much longer. So, I ended up spilling the beans.. letting him know that the mountains are calling and we must go! So, as we head off on a little getaway, stay tuned to our Instagram stories and look out for a recap of our favorite spots.

   Packing for an extended weekend in a carry-on has become one of our greatest recently acquired skills. Colorado requires a wide range of attire since we'll be hiking and there are big swings in temperature from day to night! 

Colorado Packing List | La Petite Farmhouse

SHop the Look:

Colorado Packing List

For Her:

  • 3 Dresses (1 Floral Wrap Dress, 1 Black T-Shirt Dress, 1 Grey T-Shirt Dress)
  • 2 Pairs of Jeans (1 Dark Denim, 1 Olive Green)
  • 2 Pairs of Leggings (1 Black, 1 Grey)
  • 1 Boho Ruffle Tank
  • 3 Short-Sleeved Tees (1 Black V-Neck, 1 Tie-Dye Tee, 1 Graphic Tee )
  • 1 Long-Sleeved Tee
  • 1 Dressy Shirt (Off-the-Shoulder Chambray)
  • 1 Cream Cable Sweater
  • 1 Denim Jacket
  • 1 Backpack
  • 1 Drawstring Bucket Bag Purse
  • 1 Pair of Gladiator Sandals
  • 1 Pair of Wedge Sandals
  • 1 Pair of Sneakers (Hiking Shoes)
  • Socks & Underwear for 5 Days
  • Jewelry (2 Necklaces, 10 Bracelets)
  • 1 Baseball Hat
  • Toiletries (Make-Up, 1 Travel-Size Face Cream, 1 Dry Shampoo)

For Him:

  • 2 Pairs of Jeans 
  • 3 Pairs of Shorts (1 Blue, 1 Grey, 1 Khaki)
  • 5 Solid-Colored Tees 
  • 2 Graphic Tees
  • 4 Button-Downs (1 Chambray, 3 Plaid/Flannel)
  • 1 Zip-Up Sweatshirt
  • 2 Pairs of Sneakers (1 Pair Hiking Shoes, 1 Pair Sneakers)
  • 1 Pair of Boots 
  • Socks & Underwear for 5 Days
  • 1 Baseball Hat
  • Toiletries 

packing for a colorado getaway | la petite farmhouse

   We bought this sturdy Eagle Creek carry-on luggage for our honeymoon and have already put a lot of miles on it during our travel adventures. It's the perfect size for packing minimally and we use packing cubes inside to keep things organized in the interior. Also, this leather luggage tag I bought for each of us as a wedding day gift makes my heart oh-so-happy.

For Kyle: Being in the mountains calls for an outdoorsy wardrobe . For Kyle that means a couple of cozy plaid flannel shirts he can throw on when it gets cold, a pair of trusty hiking shoes, and graphic tees. In other words, pretty much his everyday style anyhow.

For Lauren:  I'm packing a mix of floaty bohemian tops, comfy off-the-shoulder tees, and lightweight sundresses that I can wear with a denim jacket if I get too cold. The biggest priority for me is shoes! My rule is that with limited space they have to be comfortable since we normally do a ton of walking.

   We're so looking forward to a little getaway and to celebrating this milestone for Kyle!