When the opportunity to go to Rwanda with kate spade new york came up, I jumped at the chance. Packing for a country in the middle of Africa was not something I'd ever done before, so I delved into research about the climate and customs.
Rwanda is a modest country. Never did I see anyone scantily clad. What I did see while there were bright colors, denim, and layers. I visited in November (their rainy season) but, luckily, we didn't experience much rain. The forecast ranged from the low 60s to the high 80s, and, being that I'm always colder than everyone else, I knew I needed to bring layers. I didn't want to overpack because I wanted plenty of room to shop the Rwandan markets and take full advantage of purchasing authentic Rwandan baskets. Here's what I packed:
Opening photo by Jeremy Stanley