This is how I keep my sanity on an important trip.
I am a writer and photographer, but I am also a creative. I physically make all of my own jewelry, scarves and purses. When I am out & about, I want to look my best and showcase my designs. It is really fun, but it takes some planning.
I found out early on that once I have packed a stack of scarves, a box of jewelry and lots of classic pieces, it is hard to remember all of the best combinations, particularly on a ten day trip!
So now when I am packing, I assemble the outfits on a hanging rack in my spare room. I group the jacket/sweater, shirt and accessories together and take a digital picture of each outfit. I find that this method also keeps me from wearing "too much black," as I can see the whole collection in one place.
Once I have photographed the outfits, I transfer the pictures to my computer and print them out on my color printer - 4 outfits to a page. I tuck these sheets in the pocket of my suitcase and off I go. What a lifesaver! While I am on my trip, I can see what I have and what I have worn.
I will never go back to my old hodge-podge method packing - taking all of the pieces I love and hoping for the best. I hope this system helps you on your next big trip. You will be "fool proof cute."