Happy Monday! This week I will be traveling to a new place that I’ve never been before, so I thought it would be fun to share 5 of my packing tips for traveling on a weekend getaway. (I’m only going for 4 days.) First off…
1. A Great Weekend Bag
I know people say that spending a lot on a duffle bag is just plain irresponsible- I’m not saying to go out and splurge on the Louis Vuitton Duffle (although I totally would if it was in my budget). I just know that about a month ago, I received this Lo & Sons Weekender and it has made a WORLD of difference with my packing. You will see in the pictures below just much fits in it. (And I still had room for more in the end). I love all of the compartments it has for storage, how lightweight it is, and how it has a zippered section under it where I fit 3 pairs of shoes. Lo & Sons…THE BEST. And they have all kinds of different shapes, colors and sizes of luggage you can choose from.
2. Lay it All Out
Having your suitcase open and just stuffing all of the items that you think you will need and then working backwards from there is not going to help. I should know…that’s what I used to do. By the time I arrived at my destination I realized I had “nothing to wear” because I didn’t have complete outfits. Start your packing by clearing out your bed for a blank outfit canvas. Then pick 3 or 4 pieces that you absolutely know you want to take, after that you can style your outfits from there…which brings me to my next tip.
3. Pick a Neutral Color Scheme
I’m not saying that your packing has to be pretty enough on a bed for an editorial shoot. But I am saying that sticking to neutrals will let you mix and match your pieces with ease and tend to help you not overpack. Overpacking is definitely a problem I have. I’m not going to sit here and lie to you. “Hi, my name is Jackie and I overpack.”
4. Roll Don’t Fold
Rolling your clothes tightly will decrease the chance of wrinkles and will make more room in your luggage. My mom taught me this one, and I must say she is THE BEST roller. I don’t know how she does it. (Thanks Mom!)
5. Bring One Item That Will Make You Feel Chic
For me, it’s a hat. Even if I’m going somewhere very casual, I try to bring one item that will always make any casual outfit look chic, whether it’s a hat, a statement piece of jewelry or an unexpected clutch.
Hope my tips help your packing routine! Can anyone guess where I’m heading? Hint: People call it “the land of the hipsters.” Follow along my adventure on Instagram: @JustJackiee.
Thank you to Lo & Sons for my fabulous Catalina Deluxe Weekender
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With Love Always,