Whether you’re off to a majestic mountain lake, secluded island beach or a dazzling city halfway around the globe, there are always important pieced to take with you on every trip, from versatile maxi dresses to mini skirts, whimsical print blouses to bold striped tees,strappy sandals to comfy kicks.
Here's a list of 5 things to know before packing for your next trip.
1. You can never go wrong with a white simple tee
White T-shirts are essential for a solid wardrobe.
Not only can it be a base layer, a suit layer, or a layer on its own, a great white tee transcends season, trend, and time.
2. Stick to a singular color palette
Pick three or four coordinating colors based on your destination. Headed to an urban jungle?
Try a neutral palette (black, white, navy and grey are no-brainers). For a beach escape, mix bright yellow, lime green or tangerine with white, cream or khaki.
A singular palette lets you mix and match just about everything in your suitcase, which translates to more outfit ideas and less stress.
3. Bring practical, multitasking bags
No need to pack a purse to match every outfit.
Choose a neutral-colored crossbody bag with a removable strap that turns into a chic clutch for evenings (a sleek makeup bag will also do the trick).
Your carry-on tote can double as a beach bag.
4. Downsize your toiletries
Pack travel-size versions of your favorite beauty products, or buy small plastic bottles and fill ‘em up.
Full size versions add weight and take up valuable space.
5. Bring at least one pair of jeans
Jeans are a travel must (especially if temperatures tend to dip in the evening).
They can be dressed up or down, go with just about anything and don’t require frequent washing.
Bring your most versatile, most beloved pair. Denim in any color, ankle booties or schooties and a cute cardie hit that fashionable/functional sweet spot.