As we approach the unofficial start of summer (Memorial Day) many are planning to take their first weekend getaways! Overpacking is not fun and especially for a weekend getaway, this will help give you tips on how to fit everything you need in an overnight or carryon bag!
Packing for vacation
Probably not your favorite part of vacation… let me tell you a secret… I love packing!!!!
Packing doesn’t have to be hard and doesn’t have to be a chore… let me help you!
Takes some planning
In order to be a successful packer we first have to have a plan
- Where are you going?
- Beach, mountains, city, amusement park, cruise, international travel
- How long are you going to be gone?
- Be sure to count for travel days and i always account for delays or postponements especially when flying
- What is your intended itinerary?
- Sightseeing, relaxing by the waves or lake, amusement park, tours…
- What is the weather forecast
- Helpful to know thr average temps for your destination and also check the 10 day(before you arrive) and thr 7 day forecast to see what to expect
- Will you be doing anything special while away?
- Dinner, ocassion(wedding or party)
What is your style?
knowing your style will help you to know what to pack… dressy, casual and comfy or a mix of both?
Do a try on session
I know this probably sounds bizarre, why try on things from your own closet? Chances are you haven’t worn these outfits for awhile even if you have worn them recently, you will want to put everything on, look at yourself in a full length mirror in natural light, take a selfie so you can refer back to your planned outfits.
Not having your entire closet
probably the hardest part of packing for me is that I won’t have my closet with me… I like options!
By trying your outfits on and taking a selfie you will have a plan of what to wear, it won’t be stressful getting ready everyday without your closet.
What I would pack for a weekend beach getaway!!!
All of the following outfits are available on my Closet Candy Boutique and with fast free shipping you can order today and have by the weekend(depending on USPS… no guarantee but typical 2 day shipping)
Travel day outfit
comfort and functional no matter how you choose to travel, leggings and a loose tee is always a good idea, do t forget your hoodie or jacket for those chilly planes!!!
A good swimsuit and coverup is all you need for a good day at the Beach, I am also going to show you hats and sunglasses and the cutest Beach bag!
comfortable yet cute is my choice!!! Shirts, capri/cropped jeans, graphic tee and tanks sandals and tennis shoes are perfect, I also add a cute sundress
A night out on the town
Going out for dinner? Have I got the cutest outfit options for you; maxi dress, jumpsuits and rompers
Important to remember
To have fun packing, it sets the tone and mood for thr trip!!! Don’t stress over it, do your planning session and try on session, take the selfie and lay out your outfits (in a spare room), get your luggage out and pack up the fun for your getaway!
Don’t stress to bad about forgetting something, pretty much everywhere you will be traveling there is a shopping mall, outlet mall, Walmart, or target close by
Having a packing plan and list will help you to stay focused and pack everything you want/need without having too much!!!
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Did you like something you saw?
You can order it right now using my closet Candy link (please see affiliate disclosure below)… all outfits are for a planned 6 day away(long weekend)
LaBlanca white and black swimsuit one piece
Color block one piece with cut outs
LaBlanca reversible suit
Orange tropical romper
Good vibes graphic tank or tee
Dolce Vita heels sandals
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