The best way to have a stress free vacation is to pack and plan beforehand, then you know you’ve got everything you need and there’s nothing to worry about. The way I start is this, I flat lay every outfit that I intend to wear. Literally.
I put it all together with shoes and accessories out on my bed as I go. Once an outfit is done, I take a picture with my phone. This way I remember everything I planned and I just have to scan through the gallery while away to pick the day’s outfit. Then I create another outfit, ideally utilizing some items again. The goal is as much remixing as possible, and as little packing.
Though #1 is an outfit I wore a while back. I liked it a lot, and decided to re-wear it the first day as I thought it was the best sitting in car outfit. The cardigan from #2 was also planned as an option for #3 and #4 in case it was cooler – and it was actually only needed for about an hour in the morning. I also, had the cardigan from #7 and the kimono from #6 as another option to wear with the dress from #5 in case of cooler weather as well. And if you notice, I’m wearing the same 3 little shoes in each outfit.
All my necklaces were also remixed into each and every day. Thus, for 6 days away I brought my small carry-on which also held my make up, cosmetic, and all my running gear *which you don’t see* and I didn’t even use all the space.
I hope that helps. If you have any packing tips I’d love to hear all about it in the comments…if you’re willing to share your secrets that is.
Sue FigueroaJuly 29, 2014
Thanks for sharing!