When packing for a trip, paring down to the basics is not only practical, it’s also easier. Less stuff to schlep around is also much less stressful.
Do you really need to pack three pairs of shoes? Or could you get by with just two pairs? Can you mix and match your tops and bottoms? If you are flying someplace where you might need to wear layers, could you wear a cardigan on the airplane instead of packing it in your suitcase?
Keep in mind there are shops everywhere, so if you pack too lightly and end up forgetting something, more than likely you’ll be able to purchase the item at your destination. And if not, the item will be waiting for you at home when you return!