I used to be a chronic over packer but once I learned how to pack smarter by using my “theme method” I’ve downsized from largest suitcase ever to second largest suitcase ever. Progress. For New Orleans I opted for denim pieces as my base and built every look around that. I know it’s difficult for some many people to pack wisely because let’s face it – fashion is a feeling. And what you packed you may not “feel” when you get to your destination. But my using the theme method there will be enough pieces to mix and match and accompany your mood. Choose one item, color, or statement piece to pack, then base every other item of clothing, shoes, or accessories off of that piece to create a slew of looks that can all be worked together. It’s genius I tell ya, genius!