I pack people. And I'm a Spartan when it comes to it. As in, I'm going to pack you for spring vacation, or any upcoming beach trip you may have, for 7 days with 13 items and 13 outfits. Why are you skeptical? Where is your faith in me?
Notice anything, say, like you see only 3 colors? My beach vacation wardrobe is built around white, turquoise and black. Everything goes with everything else. Including my jewelry, shoes and handbags. This is how I create multiple outfits with a few pieces.
Now, I am aware that you, dear one, are going to stuff some more things into your suitcase. That is why this list is bare bones, so you have room to do so. But if you are a rule-follower, you can make it with just these 13 items (it will be better for you and the people around you if there are laundry facilities). So here's what you're packing for a beach vacation:
- 3 t-shirts
- 1 going-out top
- 1 tunic/cover-up
- 1 pair of shorts
- 1 skirt
- 1 pair of white jeans
- 1 dress
- 1 sweater
- 1 pair of flip-flops
- 1 pair of wedges
- 1 bathing suit
Add it up and you've got 13 pieces going into your suitcase, besides lingerie and toiletries. We'll get to your carry-on bag in a bit. It has your nighttime clutch in it.
For bike rides, walks and maybe a trek to the outlets, you'll want shorts.
The denim skirt, white jeans and dress are for evenings. The denim skirt is the least casual. You're going to mix and match the t-shirts and going-out top with the white denim skirt and white jeans, and you can add the tunic to the mix with the white jeans. Wear the wedges at night to make everything a bit more special, and add your clutch.
Your beloved white jeans can make their debut on Spring Break. Mine have been out for a while, but the rest of you traditionalists can feel completely correct in wearing them at the beach now, and when you return home.
For a splurge night at a fabulous restaurant, bring out the dress.
Oh, what's that? It sure looks familiar.
And now for your carry-on handbag. Remember when I taught you that clever trick last week, the one about putting your smaller evening clutch inside your larger handbag ? That comes in real handy here.
So now that that's taken care of, you can spend the rest of your day googling the best places to eat and shop while you're on vacation!
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