Today Annie, Mary Ann and I are joined by our friend Ashley from Modern Glam to discuss how to pack for a vacation. We will be traveling to Hawaii in September with a three-year-old. We will be spending a lot of time around the pool and beach so she can enjoy the trip. We have not been to Hawaii for several years but it is very casual, so there is no need to pack dressy clothes that won’t be worn. Let’s take a look at how to Rock and Over 50 Travel Wardrobe-Hawaii.
The plan is to bring a capsule wardrobe of items that can be mixed, matched and repeated. I will stick with a neutral color scheme, for simplicity, to get the maximum wear out of the items I take. Linen and lightweight cotton will be my staples. It will be quite warm in September so most items will not be worn multiple times unless I can give them a light hand wash.
Here is my packing list.
I plan to get a lot of mileage out of this J Crew Voile skirt. It can perform double duty. Here I am wearing it with the J Crew swimsuit and with a linen shirt tied at the waist should we decide to have a poolside dinner. It is also lightweight enough that it could be washed out by hand and worn twice.
I would imagine the first day will be a beach/pool day to recover from the trip. The Etsy straw tote packs flat and expands to a large tote. All items are linked below the graphic.
The skirt could also be worn for a casual dinner, with the J Crew linen shirt tucked in with a jute belt from Banana Republic, and simple accessories and sandals.
The skirt could also be worn again if necessary for a shopping day in town with a simple sleeveless tee from banana republic, yellow box sandals, the etsy tote, and simple accessories from Etsy.
Another easy to pack and wear is this shirt dress from J Crew.
This T shirt dress can be dressed down or up. It could be paired with the Ilse Jacobson sneaks (which can be washed by the way) for a morning walk.
Or dressed up a bit for a lunch out.
The Michael Stars Gauze pant in black and white will be comfortable staples on this trip. They can be mixed and matched with other items, they don’t wrinkle, and they could be easily hand washed if need be. Only packable hats are practical for travel.
The black pants could be paird with a different tee and the J Crew beach sweater for travel days back and forth.
The great thing about this dress from Mango is it is super lightweight and it can be dressed up for dinner or double as a coverup. I am having mine hemmed up to an above the ankle length to avoid tripping!
It can be dressed up for a dinner out.
SHOP THE LOOK HAWAII
This packing list could easily be extended to a ten day or two week vacation with a few hand washings. Gauze does not need to be ironed, and even linen looks fine with very light ironing. You might also enjoy my european version of this post here how to rock an over 50 travel wardrobe Italy.
Thanks for reading How to Rock and Over 50 Travel Wardrobe-Hawaii .Now let’s pop over and visit my friends. They are all seasoned travelers so I know they will have some great ideas.