Travel Packing Can Be A Breeze!

by Jul 20, 2021personal stylist0 comments

Are you ready for a trip to the beach? Who isn’t this time of year! If you’re looking for a few simple packing tips for a summer trip, I’ve got just what you need. Rather than stress over HOW you’re going to pack everything, why not take a step back and realize the best way to pack all your favorite items. While it might be tempting to pack your entire summer wardrobe, the truth of the matter is that you’re just going to need very few things.

When it comes to packing for your next summer vacation, be certain to follow these easy packing tips to be ready to head out the door! Don’t put off relaxing on the beach any longer than you have to!

Best packing tips for a summer trip

All of these packing hacks and ideas will work for a quick and easy way to pack lightly for your summer travels.

Bathing Suits Can be Worn Many Different Ways

Full piece bathing suits can be worn as tops with a skirt or your wide-leg pants for a chic evening beachside Look for suits that are one shoulder, or a simple cutout or ruffled straps. These details make it look more like a bodysuit.

Bikini tops (some) are perfect for a high-waisted skirt or linen trousers for an evening out. Look for bikinis with the new puffed sleeve trend, ruffled straps, or shirred/smocked tops. All of these are interesting and can double as little tops.

Multi-use clothing is your best friend for traveling light

Day-to-night dresses and rompers (for daytime coverups, excursions, and evenings out) work great!

Sarongs for the pool or beach can be worn as pretty skirts or tied as dresses for a beach dinner

Use your beach tote as a way to carry simple items to help you stay stylish and prepared

Always pack a great beach tote and inside have a great simple pouch that can hold sunscreen and lip balm, and double as your evening clutch.

Flip flops or beach shoes can be worn all the time

Nice beach slides or flip flops can always be worn for casual evenings or day excursions as well.

Beach vacations are meant to be relaxing, so bring a wardrobe that reflects this vibe. However, always consider where you are traveling to, what type of resort you are staying at, what daily activities you’ll be doing, and what types of restaurants you’ll be going to. All of this needs to be considered before you pack.

Now that you’re prepared for packing for the beach, let’s talk a bit about your travel wardrobe if you’re flying to your beach destination!

Tips for having a comfortable and well-thought-out travel wardrobe

If you are from a warm-weather state traveling to a colder climate, dress for your destination! Think lighter weight but warmer fabrics for the plane, carry your coat, and always have a wrap. You’ll thank me at the arrival airport.

If you are traveling from a cold-weather state to a warm-weather state, do not dress for your destination but dress accordingly to your current climate, with slightly lighter fabrics, and layers, which you can remove once you land. I believe in being comfortable but chic on the plane. I’m sure I don’t always look chic, however, I do always plan what I will wear on the plane going and coming. It’s usually the same outfit, with layers, coordinating tote, purse, and shoes(sneaks or boots). I don’t really dress up, although I was raised to do that on airplanes way back when:-)

You can look polished with a great knit pant or stretch jeans, a nice knit top layered with a great comfy duster, cardigan sweater, or blazer depending on where you are traveling to.

Flat shoes, boots, or cool sneakers are perfect for getting through the airport. It will depend on where you are traveling to and what for.

I love great cashmere knit coordinates for long or overnight travel, and athleisure wear is perfectly acceptable too if where you are traveling has that vibe! (it’s not really the time to wear your regular workout clothes though)

Do you think you’re a good packer for trips?

Maybe you are or maybe you need some more packing tips.

One of the biggest ways to be prepared is to make an itinerary and print it out! This will help you know the area and you can plan based on that.

Other quick packing hacks and tips to remember:

  • Stick to a more neutral color palette then pick 1-2 “pop” color/s to add-in
  • Pack pieces you wear now, not pieces you’ve never worn and think they might work better for vacation
  • Pack pieces that work together and can make several different outfits
  • Pack 1 evening bag that will work for each night
  • Pack 2 shoes for the day(1 of which you will wear on the plane), and 1-2 for the night, depending on the length of trip and amount of walking you will do
  • Use packing cubes if you aren’t very organized. They are great!

Happy travels, and remember I can pack for you. I’m more than happy to do a free consultation to discuss with you just how easily it can be done. And…it can be done virtually!! Let me help you with planning and packing for your next trip so that you can enjoy how truly simple and stress-free it can be!

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