If you’ve ever been on a trip or vacation, you know how stressful it is to pack! These are some tips that I personally use when I travel! I hope that these are helpful! If you try any of them, let me know how they worked for you!
Let’s get started!:
~A cute makeup bag is a must!– These can be found anywhere like Target or Claire’s! Pick one that is a color or pattern that you love and really speaks to who you are– you can express yourself through your travel accessories as well as through your hair, makeup, clothing and jewelry! Try to find a cute matching set if you can. If you can’t, try to find things that are in the same colour palette or with the same patterns that way everything still looks like it belongs together!
~If you don’t have or can’t find makeup bags that you like, or if you just want to save some space in your suitcase, use large plastic bags with a zipper (like the ones you’d use in your freezer)! Organize or sort your makeup so that everything of one type is together (if you use multiple products or travel with many), and put them in one bag. If you’re like me and wear very little to no makeup on a daily basis, put all of your products in the same bag, and your brushes in a separate one.
~This one might seem obvious, but make sure you look at the weather for your travel destination! You wouldn’t want to be wearing a winter dress with cable tights a sweater and boots if you’re going someplace warm (even if it IS winter!). But, even if you are traveling to someplace warm and sunny, I’d suggest bringing a light sweater in a neutral
color, such as black, white, or tan, in case it gets chilly or rainy one day!
~When you’re packing up your suitcase for your vacay, don’t just throw everything in! Instead, pack all of your outfits together so you remember what you were going to wear with what! Pack outfits for the later days of your trip in the bottom, and ones for the first days on top so you can get to them easily!
~Pack as many pairs of shoes as you think you’ll need. I try to pack 3 or 4 pairs in neutral colors that can go with everything (it saves space, too)! Usually, a pair of cute sandals, tennis shoes (I LOVE Converse, personally!), and a pair of heels for a fancy dinner or outing, and maybe a pair of boots (depending on the season), should be enough!
~DON’T OVER-PACK!!!! As tempting as it may be to pack an extra outfit for every day of vacation, DON’T! Having options is great, but when you’re living out of a suitcase for an extended period of time, space is limited!
~Pack a couple of extra outfits in your carry-on in case a) your luggage is lost for a while, or b) you just feel like wearing something else!
~Keep your accessories simple and light! A pair of earrings (or two if you have your ears double-peirced), a necklace, and maybe a bracelet and/or a ring that go with everything!