Whether you're packing for a weekend trip to Vegas or a monthlong retreat to the tropics, selecting the right wardrobe is essential. When I travel, I like to bring a carry-on with me to avoid having my stuff get lost or having to spend too much on baggage fees for clothing I may not even end up wearing. I have found that sticking to versatile pieces that work well together can help create different combinations of outfits for each day.
Here are a few tips when packing for a trip:
1. Choose your basics. Depending on the length of your trip, determine how many basics to pack.
2. Select styles/fabrics that are appropriate for the climate and setting you will be visiting. For example, for a two-week stay in Hawaii: three to four bottoms (shorts, skirts, pants), three to four tops (blouses, t-shirts), and a swimsuit (or two) would suffice.
3. To ensure you have a variety of OOTD looks, pack the right accessories. Sunglasses, hats, jewelry, sandals, handbags. If they're not bulky, add a few of each to mix up your wardrobe choices so you can mix and match. It wouldn't hurt to throw in a lightweight scarf in case of unexpected weather or to cozy up on the plane.
Here are three outfit ideas that use basic pieces styled with different accessories:
Shop the look: Janessa Leone Lola Wool Felt Fedora, Tom Ford Nude Pink Angelina Squared Cat-Eye Sunglasses, Bee Charming Jewelry Fire Double Elements Necklace, Oliver Bonas Triangle Stone Bangle, Tory Burch York Buckle Tote, L.K. Bennett Zella Patent Leather Wedge Court, Rag & Bone Mila Cut-Off Denim Shorts, Mango Striped Open Knit Vest Top
Shop the look: Janessa Leone Lola Wool Felt Fedora, Glacier Jewellery Orange Moonstone Cabachon Earrings, House of Harlow 1960 Etched Black Cuff in Yellow Gold, Tom Ford Charles Round Aviator Sunglasses, Nica Alicia Small Satchel, Christian Louboutin Athena Leather and Suede Sandals, American Eagle Outfitters Artist Jean Crop, Sincerely Jules Pina Colada Tee
Shop the Look: Blackbirds Tan Floppy Felt Hat, Turquoise sunglasses (shop similar), Nica Alicia Small Satchel, Tiffany & Co. Heart Tag Earrings, Christian Louboutin Athena Leather and Suede Sandals, H&M Light Pink Short Dress, Bee Charming Jewelry Fire Double Elements Necklace