How to Pack Like a Pro

Packing for summer vacation may seem challenging, but there’s no need to add more stress to your travel plans. To make your life easier, keep on reading for our easy tricks to pack like a pro so you can enjoy your much-needed getaway this weekend.

List your fashion essentials.

one shoulder maxi dress

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Before putting every fashionable piece in your luggage, make a list first. Prioritize need over wants so you’ll make sure you’re giving consideration for your unplanned night outs, as well as casual outfits. If you’re heading to a beach vacation, swimwear, cover-ups, wide-brimmed hats, and tote bags are on your priority list. On the other hand, if you’re going to or a little cabin in the woods, going for breezy yet comfy dresses are great, as well as chic shorts and tank tops that will keep you fresh in the warm season. By doing this, you’re giving yourself guidelines that will save time and help save you from over-packing.

Select lightweight and non-bulky fabrics.

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Too voluminous, fluffy, or thick fabrics will consume your luggage space so better leave them at home. Cotton, linen, and rayon are some of the lightweight fabrics that can keep you breezy and stylish on your vacation. Also, consider choosing items from your wardrobe that are blends of nylon, viscose, or polyester that tend to hold up well against wrinkles. Or, consider delicately folding your clothes in half and rolling them into small cylinders so you’ll save space too.

Opt for versatile separates that you can mix and match.

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Instead of going for different styles of dresses that you can only wear in a day, think of items that can do double duty and take you from day to night. Tank tops, basic tees, casual shorts, leggings, skirts, jeans, and crop tops are easy to pack and can be worn twice. Just think, you can style a skirt with a tee, and just add heels to take it out on the town. Like fashion blogger Jessica Ricks, think of a pair of white jeans and a pastel top that can make your looks chic on the streets, especially when you pair them with complementing bag and shoes. So bring those accessories that will complement most of your outfits to keep you stylish yet vacation-ready.

Think of wearing your most bulky yet comfortable pieces on your travel.

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If possible, wear anything bulky when you’re traveling by car or plane for optimized space. Platform heels and chunky sandals are generally bulky, so better wear them on your travel so you can save space in your luggage. Also, thick denim jeans and flowy maxi dresses can also be worn along with wide-brimmed hats to keep you stylish at the same time functional on saving space on your luggage. With our tips and tricks, you’ll now be able to pack like a pro and enjoy your upcoming vacation in style.

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