You’re heading out for that vacation you’ve been waiting sooo long for. You’ve got your tickets, passports and the destination’s currency. Don’t sacrifice comfort for fashion as you jet off to paradise. You can truly have both!
What to take
It’s really quite easy. Don’t just squeeze whatever you can into that suitcase, then hope you’ve got everything to travel in style. We’re going to help you pack the perfect ‘fashion statement’ suitcase for your trip!
Trip to the airport
For your trip to the airport, dress comfortably but don’t overdo it. Don’t be a ‘show off’ at the airport as you’ll draw as much negative attention as the ‘scruffy person’.
Remember you’ve got security to clear so keep the jewellery simple to avoid setting off alarms and creating long lineups of backlog as they take you apart one piece at a time.
Carry a travel wallet with slots for your ID, passport and boarding pass – it will keep things moving smoothly. Have a pocket in your carry on where you can place your jewellery and coins in prior to clearing security.
Remember your jacket, poncho, or overgarment may be removed so make sure what your wearing underneath is appropriate for others to view.
Basics to pack
Pack a lightweight coat, white or light-coloured shirt that goes with many of your other wardrobe pieces, neutral pants, and a tote bag. Be sure to include a cardigan for the cooler evenings.
Pack a versatile dress than you can dress up or down depending on what your plans are.
Pack both flat sandals and sandals with a slight heel – wedges are perfect.
Wardrobe for sightseeing
As glamourous as you may want to look while out exploring the sites and shopping at your destination, stilettos are out of the question!
Comfortable shoes are a must for the mileage you’re going to put on your feet. As well you must bring jeans or similar type of casual pant, day or night jacket, a versatile skirt and a dress is great.
Your trip to the beach
Don’t overpack for a week in the tropics. Just bring the minimum, you’ll not be wearing much more than that in your hot tropical location.
Make certain you have a pair of strappy flat or near flat sandals that you find comfortable for walking in and don’t mind if they get covered in sand or water. Don’t forget your bathing suit or bikini – most important.
Sunglasses and a tote are also needed. Add a light sundress, cotton blend shirt, hat, denim or similar type causal short skirt, shorts, and a light sweater.
Make yourself a checklist
Remember – pack for your destination, pack simple but pack fashionable. Add accessories and jewellery and you’ll have fashionable fun in paradise!