This year, I oddly didn't know what to pack for leisure trips. It's like, I've been so conditioned on the 'uniforms' (typically black dresses with a colored belt, and suits. Black denims and never blue) required for work trips that I forgot how to pack for leisure jaunts. Packing for a destination in a city or tiny town is an absolute breeze for me, and I can still do it under 20 minutes.
On this trip, I packed a ton of black staples. My wardrobe is mostly filled with that! Yes. I like black very much. It works very well in Hong Kong because I've got a bloody bright fuschia poofy down jacket from Adidas Originals given by the bff for a laugh. I've no friggin idea how to wear it besides with monotones and solids to avoid looking like a ditzy fashion victim or total boondocks bumpkin.
I've this odd love for boots, Mary Janes and quirky heels from Doc Martens. I've showed great restraint in buying their boots because I haven't had many chances to wear them in Singapore. It's just too humid for high-cuts. These boots work for me in all other seasons except summer in the tropics.
I've got ahemmm...a few pairs of high-cut boots. Weight concerns, so one pair is enough for any trip. So the only decision I had to make was which color to bring along. Once selected, the trusty boots went everywhere and stood up to the test of endurance and comfort, especially through 6 hours of standing at gigs, and hours of walking to everywhere in Oz and Hong Kong. Those air soles, my gawwd, are totally da bomb. Woot. Of course the colors were totally complementary with my (black, grey or blue) clothes.