Packing for a summer vacation can be more difficult than planning the trip itself. Depending on where you are going, you’ll need a variety of options that you can mix and match based on the situation and the day’s activities. And unless you are one of the lucky 1% who is traveling by private jet, fitting everything into a small suitcase only adds to the challenge.
Accordingly, here’s our run-down of how to pack for various types of vacations:
Beach Getaway – Floaty little dresses, sandals, and bikinis are really all you need. Something in a subtle yet bold print that works with your skin tone and can go from poolside to a restaurant or lounge is ideal, like this Suzi Chin high-low dress that is elegant yet playful.
City Break – Simple neutrals and sleek silhouettes are key. A pair of basic black skinny pants would look chic in almost any locale around the globe, and mixing in a few lightweight scarves like this tribal number by Nordstrom is the key to making each ensemble look new.
Country Escape – An easy topper with plenty of pockets for hikes or walks, such as a slightly edgy jacket in a neutral color like this Rag & Bone/JEAN jacket, is the perfect piece to take along for your rural journey.
Road Trip – Something comfy to wear in the car is a must of course, but a great pair of driving loafers will go a long way towards ensuring your road trip is as relaxing as possible. These Donald J Pliner black patent driving moccasins would help you make the drive in style and luxury.
Round The World – While fashion will most likely take a backseat to practicality during an extended holiday, a simple jersey dress in a neutral will go a long way. A frock like this little black French Connection fit-and-flare style can be dressed up or down, work for day or night, and is flattering on many body types, making it an excellent basic for a long trip.
How do you pack for vacations? Do you have any holiday style secrets?
1. Suzi Chin for Maggy Boutique Print High/Low Silk Dress, now $125.96
3. Rag & Bone/JEAN Chamberlain Jacket, $242
4. Donald J Pliner Shoes Viky Driving Flats, now $139.99
5. French Connection ‘Penny’ Pleated Jersey Dress, now $88.80
– Jacqui Zenn
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