Most worn item was definitely my leggings. I'm not sure I would even pack jeans again - they were uncomfortable and I didn't wear them as much as I thought I would. A slouchy jogger or ankle pant would have been a better choice. For tops, my most worn item was either my white collared shirt or my grey cashmere sweater.
Should've Left at Home:
In my head, the black cape was going to be a wonderful addition to my capsule. It was cozy, warm, and I could wear it around the hotel when we were lounging. In reality, it took up valuable room that could have been used for something else, didn't layer well under a coat, and wasn't that warm as a layering piece. I would have been better off packing another sweater.
Same goes for my blazer. For a work trip or a warmer climate, it would have been an essential layering piece. For Japan, it wasn't warm enough to wear on its own so it often got left behind. A leather jacket would have been a better choice, although much more difficult to travel with.
I've traveled with these Zara flats before, and I packed them to add a dressier element to my wardrobe. The first day I wore them, we walked over 10 miles. My feet were KILLING me by the end of the day. I didn't wear them again, so I wish I'd left them at home and used that space for an extra scarf.
I probably didn't need two skirts, if any. I packed skirts thinking it would add a little variation to my wardrobe, but they were my least worn items. I liked the change but it was often too cold or windy to wear a skirt. On the upside, I enjoyed having the option because the girls in Japan are always dressed to the nines. Many of them wore skirts without tights (I can't imagine! Brr!) so I liked having a dressy item just in case.
What I Wish I'd Packed:
More makeup. Seriously, this sounds crazy, but the Japanese girls were SO CUTE. They were always well put together, with perfect hair and makeup. Having some different eye makeup choices would have made me feel a little less plain.