I'm waiting to depart for a short weekend trip, and the amount of stuff that surrounds me is appalling. Did I really need the last pair of shoes? Why do I have more shirts than days? Not only is it annoying to be carrying so much stuff with me, but if everyone is doing the same thing, imagine the extra weight and space we are taking up.
I think it's time I let go the need to have the "perfect" outfit for every day. So what if I don't know what the weather will be like or where I will be. If I bring a few layers that can mix and match every day, I could cut down on the total amount of stuff I would have to pack and cart around with me. Next time I am going to plan outfits and be tougher on myself. The extra shoes and second pair of comfy pants aren't going to be anywhere near my suitcase.