Learning the art of packing for a short or long trip can be tricky! This should not be a difficult task, as long as you are prepared and organized. After over-packing and overweight suitcases and carry-on baggage’s I had to figure out a way to get it right. It is always difficult to know how much to take, as well as how to fit it all in your suitcase. But, you can learn the art of rolling and folding your clothes, in order to maximize your space and increase the number of outfits you can wear on vacation. I like to have set outfits for each day/occasion and then two or three options just in case I’m not in the mood to wear the outfit I had picked out. However, the key to options is to make sure that they can mix and match with whatever your bringing along with you so your not overwhelmed with how all of these clothes are going to fit into your suitcase.
First thing you want to do is check the weather of your destination. Then you can pull out all of your clothes that are weather appropriate. This is the time I like to try to pick clothes out that I haven’t worn in a while and create new looks, so it seems like you bought new clothes but you really didn’t. Another important tip is try to stay in the same color pallet. Trust me, it makes it a lot easier to pack less bags, shoes and accessories. Now the fun part is playing dress up! I like to mix and match and see what I can come up with. How comfortable is the outfit? Is it going to wrinkle? Can I pair this with anything else?
For more tips and tricks to packing check out Harper’s Bazaar article on packing like a pro.