By Wendy Woods
Think of me as the poster child for a woman who once packed her entire wardrobe in a bag to go away. Seriously. I really wanted to have choice, you know.
But I started to feel weighed down by those choices and lugging around a huge suitcase through the airport or in the car on my way to the cottage just wasn’t fun.
I wanted to simplify.
So I came up with a packing cheat sheet and I’m excited to share it with you today!
Packing for vacation – your luggage:
■ 1 short
■ 1 skirt
■ 6 shirts
■ 2 dresses
■ 2 swimsuits
■ 1 beach cover up
■ 1 beach shoe
■ 1 evening shoe
■ 1 sun hat
■ 5 favourite accessories
Packing for vacation – what to wear:
■ 1 spring jacket (preferably waterproof)
■ 1 layer piece
■ 1 long pants
■ 1 pashmina scarf
■ 1 comfortable (& stylish) walking shoe
■ 1 pair sunglasses
■ 1 tote bag suitable for carryon (if needed) and beach
■ everyday accessories
Every piece you pack needs to be:
You may want to consider also packing:
■ special clothes for activities you will do while you’re away
■ active wear
■ an extra swimsuit if you swim a lot
Admittedly, when packing for vacation, most women will bring more clothing & accessories than the list above, but as you’re throwing things into your suitcase remember...
There are 40+ outfit combinations with the clothing above.
This is all you really need.
Packing like this takes time, energy and focus. If you want someone else to take all that on, I would love to swing by and pack your bag for you.
Personal Style Coach Wendy Woods is fiercely committed to time-starved women who want an effortless sense of style. Her down-to-earth method allows women to feel accepted and understood while creating a personal style that makes them look and feel beautiful. www.therefinery.ca