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Summer vacation anyone? I have travel on the brain these days (I am packing to head off to my destination wedding!!! OMG!!!). So, it is all about packing with smarts and style and I have just the packing tips to make sure your fashion isn’t compromised as you get your globetrotting on this summer!
Here are my top 5 packing hacks for summer vacay:
1. Pack Basics and layers:
Black and white, denim, metallics, these are all great go-to essentials that will have you looking chic and coordinated, day and night, all vacation long. Add in some layers to prepare for hotel air-conditioning or that mid-flight chill and you will be beyond prepared.
3. Pack stylish, smart shoes:
Shoes take up the MOST room in any suitcase. Whether it’s a long weekend away or a two week stint in French wine country, you need to get thinking about what kind of footwear will work for you. I highly recommend flatforms that are extremely on-trend this season and happen to work day-to-night. I also love metallic shoes for an added touch of bling that can jazz up any outfit.
4. Take care of your jewels and gems:
Accessorizing is a great way to keep your wardrobe looking fresh while on vacation. But jumble all your jewellery in a little bag and watch it change from precious pieces to a pile of junk along the way. Some cool jewellery hacks? Put your studs through a button to keep them in pairs and to keep the posts from bending; thread your chains through a straw to prevent a tangled mess; and, place your more precious items in a pill box for organization and protection. Finally, do me a favour: don’t check your good jewellery…lost bags and theft can be extra painful if your heirloom earrings are gone with them.
4. Get rid of liquids:
Airline regulations are definitely annoying, but the elimination of liquids I am kinda okay with. Liquids leaking is one of the perils of travel (especially air-travel). So try your best to eliminate unessary liquids. I love these products: Anti-frizz sheets from Kerastase and solid perfume from Elizabeth and James (available at Sephora).
5. Find your minis:
Most companies are now recognizing that travel means downsizing. Enter all kinds of travel mini-sizes available for purchase from your favourite brands. Some of my all-stars that are on the travel-size train: Kerastase and Caudalie.
Alright, now we are ready for our adventures to begin!
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