Despite the fact that my wardrobe is basically part of my family, I’m committed to not over-packing. Especially for family vacations when I’m busy worrying about a million other things, including making sure that we’ve packed everything that my son needs for a week at the beach. I love doing this for myself and teaching my clients how to do this so that packing for vacation (and using what is already in your wardrobe!) becomes fun and effortless, instead of being nightmare fuel leading up to your vacation.
I’m kicking off a new Travel Style Tips mini-series here on my blog with a packing guide to a beach vacation. Of course, I’m thinking about a trip to the beach as someone with a young child, but this applies even if you don’t have kids because:
– Don’t limit your ability to say YES to things based on what you’ve brought with you, or having to scramble to go out and over-spend on something you don’t need. Bring a variety of swimsuits so you can give yourself the option to try surfing or jump off the diving board without worrying about a wardrobe malfunction, and for the rest of your clothes, focus on comfort that can easily be dressed up for a nice evening walk on the beach or grabbing a drink.
-When it comes to both swimsuits and the rest of your clothes, bring a variety of necklines and coverage so you can protect any areas that get a little too much sun. Nothing worse than having sunburnt shoulders and only having thin straps to work with for an entire week!!
I just followed all of these tips for a couple recent trips, and guarantee this will work for a 7-10 day trip to the beach.
Packing with a color palette allows you to:
a) Mix and match
b) Bring fewer pieces
c) Reduce decision fatigue (everything goes!)
Currently, my favorite color palette to use when packing for myself. I used these color combos for when I packed for Southern California and for the Outer Banks, NC.
After you’ve chosen your color palette, follow that to select and pack these essentials. (This is also available as a handy checklist so you can refer to it while you’re packing!)
2. Think about what you will actually be doing and pack for those activities, aka Beach vacay
as a mom with a young kiddo
Don’t forget to download this checklist so you can easily pack for your next trip to the beach or somewhere with a gorgeous pool.
Taking another type of vacation?
I have packing guides and checklists for all kinds of trips. Check out the other posts in this series!
I help dress your soul, and allow you to step into your higher self. You’ve already done most of the work – our time to work together occurs as one of the final steps before your transformation. Does that sound a little scary? It’s ok, you’ll always feel supported through the entire process. My goal is for you to love everything in your closet, and to feel incredible every time you get dressed.