Well summer is here, and it is time to pack up and hit the road for some much needed vacation time. When it comes to packing, I am the first to say that I usually over pack, and wear hardly half of what’s in my suitcase. This past year, in traveling as much as I have, learning to cut back has been a must. Some of my best advice is to plan out outfits that can be mixed and matched. This way you keep your suitcase light (especially so you can purchase a few things)!
One piece that is a really great buy is a white denim jacket. It goes with everything and can be dressed up or down. This one from J.Crew is just perfect. I can wear it on the plane, to dinner with a dress, and all throughout the trip layered over just about anything. Here I paired it with these totally fun and cute pineapple pants also from J.Crew. Again, my rule is to bring a light weight pant that is fun and colorful. I will wear these on the plane, to shop in the day, and even to throw on for a dinner at night with heels and a tank.
Denim for days all ways around. How cute is this top from J.Crew as well? I love that it is denim, and has a cute little tie at the waist. It’s layered under my denim jacket for the day, and I’ll pair it in the evening with some flat sandals and a long maxi skirt to dress it up. I simply added a super fun rattan purse with pom pom details. I mean, this screams vacay, and is spot on trend wise.
Hello color! I am loving this off the shoulder top. Again, it can be paired with jean shorts, which are a must for me. These work all day everyday with almost everything. A fun top like this can work for a night out played up with accessories. It can also be paired down as I did here for a day of shopping the streets.
Well, it wouldn’t be vacation without the shoes. My goal is one pair for the plane, like these cool Vans that can be worn during the trip. Usually I bring a second fun pair of walking shoes, and my favorites for these colorful looks are a simple Superga from Nordstrom. I usually also pack a good wedge heel for the night and a simple flat that can go with everything. If I am going to be working out, I will switch out one pair of day sneakers for my running shoes!
Cheers to Vacation and Summer Summer Time!