Are you planning a trip this Spring? Packing, knowing what to take, and more importantly (what not to take) can be a challenge with today’s travel. No one wants to pay extra to drag an extra suitcase on the plane. The Huffington Post has some great tips on how to pack here. Eagle Creek is a great resource for travel products, and they have the best checklist for travel I have found here.
Now that you know how to pack the question is what to pack? Travel wardrobes need to be small light and portable. The days of lugging multiple suitcases are over. Packing needs to be taken seriously. Your wardrobe pieces need to have the ability to work together to create multiple outfits especially if you are going to be gone more than a few days.
It is important to have a few pieces that we will call “Key Players”. They need to have the ability to be worn several times in numerous ways. Here are some of my favorites.
I love the Raindrop Jacket from Athleta (I am a big Athleta fan). It is lightweight and stylish enough to be worn even if it isn’t raining. Michael Stars Shine Tee (my fav tee) can be dressed up or down. Madewell High Rise Skinny Jeans, Michael Stars Shine Tee in black. Basic Wayfarer from Ray-Ban. The Skechers Performance go walk are the comfiest shoes I have ever owned and they look a lot better on than in the pic. White jeans also from Madewell,Black Slim Compression Pant from Ivanka Trump. I have spoken of the virtues of this pant before. They are like thick spanx. The Blondo Linda booties are waterproof. My favorite shirt the Planet Artists Smock Shirt from Artful Home ,can be dressed up or down. Rain hat from Toutacoo comes in multiple colors. Love the versatile stellar crop pant from Athleta. Fits sleek like a legging but thicker and more forgiving. The Neatpack crossbody bag has the coveted anti-theft pocket
A few of these pieces can be considered “Wardrobe Opportunists”. They can be worn in multiple ways with different pieces, very important if you are to be gone long. On Tuesday I will list the “Supporting Cast” (scarves, jewelry, and accessories) and show you ways to create multiple outfits. Now pop over and see what our talented friends are sharing.
**Editors Note. The Athleta Rain Drop Jacket sold out after this post. I have replaced it with their newer version that is a little longer.
You might want to check out How to Rock an Over 50 Travel Wardrobe Part 2 here
“How to Take the Stress Out of Packing When Every Outfit Counts” by Brenda Kinsel
“Steps To Plan An Unforgettable Large Group Vacation” by Classic Casual Home
“Stylish & Savvy Travel Tips from a Travel Advisor” by Curated Travel
“How to Pack for a Weekend Getaway” by Most Lovely Things
“Footloose: Shoes For Spring and Summer Travel” by Une Femme D’un Certain Age