With the holiday season upon us , weekend trips are on the cards. The last thing you want while you are on such an adventure is to be overwhelmed by extraneous amounts of luggage. One of the most important things is to determine when you will be taking your trip. Know the season. Know the weather.
I am the type to wait til the last minute to do, well, just about anything. The same is true with vacations. I know I want to get out of town for a weekend, I just don’t know which weekend or where exactly. So it usually ends up like a day or two before I leave I find a last minute deal to go somewhere fun. Needless to say there have been a few bumps in pulling off quick vacations at the last minute, but I have learned a few tricks along the way.
The hard part about summer packing is that, summer clothes are smaller and lighter, you have a lot more options and flexibility. What I choose to do is pick some very basic pieces that are currently on trend and easy to find in stores. Instead of loading up on every skirt or pair of shorts you own, I suggest picking four to five choices with a mix of patterns, colors.
- Classic black shorts. I like flutter shorts, which are breezy and have the appearance of a skirt . Opt for a more formal linen or polyester fabric, rather than denim. These are super trendy at the moment and are easy to find. I prefer them over denim jeans as thick denim takes up lots of space in your suitcase, it takes forever to dry after washing.
- For tops, I go with simple, classic, and comfortable pieces that will travel well and keep you cool. Lightweight cotton V-neck tees in black and white paired with dressy items like lace shorts or a striped skirt and accessorized with a statement necklace can be very dressy and sophisticated.
- Sometimes layering is important . The mornings and evenings can be chilly in many hill stations. Pack at least one sweaters and one lightweight jacket and you can wear them multiple times.
Some things which you should always carry for all your trips regardless of the weather –
- Appropriate shoes: Wear shoes that are super comfortable and appropriate for your adventures. Also carry a pair of flip flop in your purse and you could slip those on from time to time. Easy walking sandals in a neutral shade go with every outfit in your suitcase. Make sure to have at least one pair of dressy shoes for night wear.
- Baggy black dress : I love baggy black dresses. They are comfortable and can be even worn to dinner that is a little bit fancier. Just throw on a necklace and red lipstick.
- Striped shirt : Use this as a layer and they can also be paired with the jeans or skirt.
- Black Stretch pants : Can be used for lounging or airplane travel
- Tank tops: Solid colored tank tops toe the line between bohemian and versatile quite well.
Finally, don’t forget to pack a thick brown belt ,a hat and your sunglasses to block the sun from your face on sunny days.
Roll, roll, roll! Rolling all of your clothes is the absolute key to fitting as much as possible in and a great way to keep your clothes as wrinkle-free as possible – particularly important if you’re travelling in the summer and have silk/linen pieces. Put your shoes at the bottom of your suitcase and put rolled socks in them .
Make sure all items fit, are comfortable and make you feel gorgeous. Lastly, only pack items you know you will be able to wear at least twice. Also always remember to wear appropriate clothes especially when visiting multiple temple and cathedrals that require women to cover their shoulders and their legs. Be prepared so you don’t wait in a long line just to be turned away because you are wearing a tank top.
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– Tandrani Raj
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