We are fast approaching the hot and humid days of summer! A family vacation or just a vacation is something we all look forward to, but not the hassle of packing and unpacking.
Celebrate summer because this is a time that you can pack light and be stress free. Southern ladies know how to make our clothes adaptable with our crazy weather.
Pull out those easy summer go to styles, add your favorite accessories and you are ready for a nice vacation.
When you pack your swimwear think multipurpose.
I typically wear my swimsuit all day long and that’s where your tank and scarf come in handy along with your favorite summer dress. I love to wear a solid tank over my swimsuit and then take a scarf wrap it around my waist and tie it on the side.
You can always stick a fun summer heel and a bracelet in your beach bag just to dress things up a little for a late dinner. It looks classy and is a fun style that will save you money and time.
If you are not comfortable wearing your swim wear then bring those extra undergarments and baby wipes to freshen up with, and a light summer dress.
Don’t forget to pack your favorite shade of lip gloss. You can use this to brighten up your cheeks too.
Don’t forget the SPF and your favorite sun hat! We might look great in our clothes on these hot summer days, but we certainly need to keep our skin looking healthy.
Whether you are packing for the beach or a fun road trip, pack light and make sure you find items you can mix and match with a simple t-shirt, blouse, shorts or dress.
This is where accessories come in to play. You can totally change a look up with simple accessories.
Bold and bright staple pieces go with your solid simple dresses. I would even use the scarf that you wore on the beach and incorporate it in your outfit. You can also wear it at night when it has cooled off a bit.
Play up your jewelry. It is lightweight, easy to pack and doesn’t take up a lot of room.
I think packing one or two outfits with a print is fine, just make sure everything else you pack are solids.
I suggest packing one evening clutch and use it as an accessory to change up a little more with all the accessories I mentioned above.
It’s all about layering and keeping it simple!
You don’t need a bunch of shoes. I finally had to tell myself this after several vacations and ultimately only wearing two pairs of shoes the entire time. I mean really, what was I thinking packing so many.
Keep it neutral, find a nice wedge or heel that is a metallic or skin toned color for the evenings. You might add fun flat to wear for a casual daytime look. Of course the one shoe that I wore the most was the friendly flip flop, but that was for a beach trip.
Another perk to packing less initially is that you can shop while on vacation. Then you will have room in your suitcase for those souvenirs and fun new fashion finds all because you have not taken up all your space with unnecessary pieces from your wardrobe.
I packed light and then shopped!