It’s summer, which means the return of shorts, tank tops, sundresses, rompers, and enough time to go out and explore. Freed from the confines of a college campus, it’s time to go on vacation. Combining a love of fashion and travel can be difficult because nobody wants to lug three suitcases, two carry-ons and a dubious number of personal items filled with shoes around an airport. Here are some tips to help you pack light this summer:
1—Dresses and Rompers:
One of the great things about dresses and rompers are that they instantly make you look like you are more dressed up and put together than a typical jeans and T-shirt. Vacation is a time to break out of your usual routine and try something new and fun. Choose a range of colors and styles so that you can make a statement. Experiment with patterns you wouldn’t usually try and have some classic looks to fall back on. These fashion options are cute, comfortable, and light weight so you won’t feel so hot and constricted. Plus, they fold up easily in your suitcase and the wrinkles will come out if you hang them next to a hot shower.
A great thing about shorts is that you can wear them multiple times without washing them. That’s right—don’t wash your favorite jean shorts every time you wear them. These staples can be mixed and matched with different tops, accessories, shoes, and styles, so each day you can have a totally different look without filling half your suitcase with bottoms.
Remember, the summer is hot and wherever you’re going on vacation might even be hotter than your home. Do not pack your bulkiest sweater, this is a time when less is more. Light tank tops are great because you’ll stay as cool as possible, get a tan, and they won’t take up much space in your suitcase. Go for ones that don’t hug your body so that you won’t feel like you’ve gained a second layer of skin. You’ll look cute and feel great. Also, always bring a sweater too in case it gets chilly at night.
One of the most annoying things is to bring a huge suitcase home full of clothes you never wore on your trip. Don’t plan every outfit you’ll wear and pack nothing else, but try to have an idea of what you’ll wear each day. Over-pack a little in case the you spill something on your white shirt or you want to change after the pool, but do not plan for four outfits per-day. Make sure to look up dress codes before you leave because in many places cathedrals or museums will require covered shoulders or knees. Planning ahead, you’ll be less stressed on your trip and you’ll be traveling light!
Do you have any packing tips to share? Let me know in the comments below!