Going on a short summer vacation break means you have no room for packing clutter. Think in number of days you’re spending and create total outfits for each with mix and match items. So, if you’re going for 5 days, you need to have a choice of 10 outfits (day and night), but don’t pack 10 full outfits yet! All you need is 4 full outfits plus some additional accessories to mix and match.
Day 1: maxi dress for day with a cute cardigan or denim vest and flip-flops can be transformed to night by adding nude wedges, loosing the jacket and piling on statement accessories.
Day 2: White shorts and a nautical stripe tee with flat gladiator sandals. Night: Change the nautical top into something more feminine and elegant, flat sandals into high heels (can wear same wedge from day 1), add a clutch and your favorite accessories.
Day 3: Floral Summer dress and flip-flops. Add a pop color belt, high heels and you’re ready for the night.
Day 4: Block color pants and a white tee with your nude wedges. Same look can be worn for casual night, just style your hair and makeup differently.
Day 5: white on white, shorts from day 2 and tee from day 5 with gladiator sandals. Add the denim vest from day 1 for day and lose it for night, accessorize with gold and you’re ready to glow!
Remember the lighter you travel, the more room you have for shopping and landing some exotic deals that you can rock back home! Just think in terms of full outfits and make sure not to leave any orphan items that make their way to your bag last minute as a “just in case” moment.