Perfect Packing 101:
Weekend Style Getaway Essentials

Hitting the road this summer with your besties or your family?

Whether you are beach bound or have your sights set on a city retreat, you want to be able to shift fashion gears without being bogged down with too much luggage.  Plan out your weekend style getaway essentials with versatile easy and breezy pieces that will easily mix and match and can take you from sunning and shopping by day to dining out at night.

Here is a simple formula for weekend wardrobe success featuring some of summer’s best looks:

1. The Convertible Maxi

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A versatile base piece, such as a convertible maxi dress, can be worn by day or night and can even perform double duty as a swimsuit coverup that looks much more put together than a t-shirt and cutoffs. Maxi dresses have been on trend for several seasons now and they are still a must-have dress for slipping on and showing off that summer tan. They easily transition into fall with a denim jacket and flats, as opposed to sandals, and are a comfortable alternative to a more fitted sundress. Plus it’s a style that is flattering on everyone!

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2. A Breezy Tank

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A breezy tank for layering (this pocket tank is perfection). Tanks look equally fashionable paired with shorts or skinny jeans and are perfect for layering.

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3. A Lightweight Cardi

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A lightweight cardi for layering is perfect for covering up at night after the sun has gone down. Wear it with a lightweight dress or even skinny jeans, a wardrobe staple that can be worn with a classic t-shirt by day or night and dressed up or down with accessories.

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4. A Chic Swimsuit

A fashionable retro look one-piece (perfect for those impromptu “hey, let’s go water skiing at the lake” excursions when you need a suit that won’t let you down by falling down). Retro swimsuits are making a stylish comeback with celebrities such as Taylor Swift seen sporting them at the beach.

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5. A Versatile Tote

A versatile tote that will fashionably hold all essential summertime gear, from your favorite beach read to your phone charger. No one wants to run out of power when you are about to snap an an epic summer vacation selfie with your crew. A roomy tote will also fashionably organize sunscreen, shades, and a small bottle of water so you can stay hydrated while on the go.

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6. Summertime Jewels

Accessories from the same “family,” such as all turquoise or gold. Be sure to pack day jewelry and evening jewelry, such as this gorgeous luminous crystal necklace and druzy stud earrings which come in a roadtrip happy rainbow array of colors. Keep your jewelry separated in small sealable plastic bags to avoid getting them tangled up or lost in your suitcase.

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7. Strappy Wedge Sandals


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Stylish but comfortable shoes that will go with each outfit, such as a strappy wedge sandal. Leggy summer looks look better with a wedge heel, and it’s a comfortable option for all your sightseeing. The height gives you a taller and slimmer silhouette, but they are practical enough to wear while you walk to your favorite beach side restaurant or take in a summer music festival. Save the flip flops for your backyard.

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We hope these tips for packing the perfect pieces help you have a less stressful vacation. You want to spend your travel time making memories, not making decisions about “what to wear!”

Happy summer traveling, friends!

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