Everyone needs to have a break, which is why taking a vacation at least once a year is so important. You work hard every day, so you deserve to have some downtime and treat yourself to a getaway. While getting ready for your vacation can be fun and exciting, deciding what kind of clothes and accessories to take with you can be daunting. You want to make sure you have options but dragging a suitcase around that’s fit to burst is not much fun. To help you pack more effectively and still look fabulous on your vacation this year, here are some styling tips you can use.
Pack Useful Accessories
You might want to take some stunning jewelry to adorn yourself with as you’re living it up in a glamorous city, but remember to include some practical accessories as well. For example, lanyard phone cases can look stylish around your neck or across your body, but it keeps your phone secure and easy to find. Chic sunglasses are also practical if your destination is hot and sunny, or pack a sun hat or visor if that’s your style.
Shoes can weigh your luggage down, so make sure you’re being selective if you don’t want to end up paying extra fees. If you think you’ll be going out for a lot of dinners or out to clubs, pack one or two pairs of evening shoes, but don’t take more than that. You will also need to take comfortable shoes with you if you’re going to be visiting a lot of tourist sites during the day. You might even want to pack a pair of smart flat shoes for your evening wear, too, in case your feet are sore after a lot of walking.
Smart Casual Attire
You may have done some research on your vacation destination and have already picked out which restaurants you want to dine in during your visit. However, if this isn’t the case you might not be sure of the dress code in some places — i.e. smart or casual? To avoid feeling under or overdressed while you’re on vacation, choose to pack smart casual attire so you will look good all the time, anywhere.
Bags and Purses
During the day you might be sightseeing or exploring the local area; therefore, you should take a good-sized bag with you like a backpack or tote bag. This way you can fit all your essentials in there, plus have room to fit any souvenirs or other purchases you make during the day. However, later in the evening, you might want to choose a more elegant bag for drinks and dinner, so pack a smaller purse that will be suitable for those occasions.
Going on vacation does require a lot of planning, but don’t cut corners when it comes to packing for your trip. No matter what kind of vacation you’re taking, whether it’s a relaxing escape to the beach or an adventure into the mountains, having the right clothes and accessories will not only help you to look great, but it will play a big role in your comfort. Use this style guide next time you’re planning a vacation to help you get it right.