If you're like us, you're gearing up for a summer that includes at least one (and, hopefully, several!) getaways! The key to making these warm weather escapes truly relaxing is to pack lightly. The bonus of toting less is that there is also less to UNpack and launder once you get back home. YES YOU CAN DO IT! It is totally possible to travel under the premise LESS is MORE. So, to prove our point, we are keeping our advice short and sweet, too! Here are each of our favorite "travel secrets" that really work for us and can work just as well for you...
TRACY: Stick with a tonal palette. Working around a few carefully selected shades makes mixing and matching a breeze once you reach your destination, and it forces you to pair down your travel clothing choices for a suitcase that doesn't exceed the baggage weight limit. Don't panic. Traveling with limited colors does not have to be boring! The capsule wardrobe in the picture below is an excellent example of how working with just a few complimentary shades can yield optimal flexibility with a minimal amount of pieces. Simplicity + great style = one happy traveler!
VICKI: Make use of practical packing accessories. My favorite right now is a luggage shelf. I've used this amazing suitcase insert (an example is pictured below) on my last two trips and it's like bringing your own traveling closet. Hang it up to pack, place your clothes and accessories in the shelves, and then collapse it to fit right into your bag. Once you arrive at your destination, just lift it out, hang it in the closet, and you're instantly organized. No time consuming unpacking required (and there's even a built in section for your dirties!). Having your travel wardrobe so together means you get to the fun stuff faster!
Do you have any favorite packing trips to share? We'd love to hear from you!
In the meantime, here's to great summer getaways... Wherever your travels happen to take you, may you get there with NO STRESS and a well planned wardrobe that's ready to IMPRESS!
V & T
Vicki & Tracy
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