Jul 12, 2012

Your Summer Getaway: 5 Ways To Pack Like A Pro



Weekend getaways seem far more prevalent in the summertime.

Whether you're taking the Steamship Authority to the Vineyard or LIE to The Hamptons,
one thing remains the same, packing light is most ideal.
 



 
Bring versatile pieces like shirt-dresses that work easily together (potentially with a similar color scheme) and that you're most comfortable in. If you are unsure about a particular garment,
leave it. If you hesitate at home on familiar ground you probably won't wear it while away.



 



 Plan your outfits by occasion with flexibility. For the most part you'll have an idea of day
trips and evening events and can work out what necessities are essential for each.
 
 


 
Utilize your multitask pieces like a maxi that's breezy enough for a sightseeing tour
but can easily be dressed up for a dinner on the patio beach-side.
 
 

 

When adding variety and color to your suitcase, chose more accessories rather than

additional  bulky pieces of clothing. Jewelry, scarves, fun flats and belts can dramatically
 augment any wardrobe, no matter how seemingly limited.




Know how to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em. Rolling cotton pieces like tees and totes

will save you a lot of space. Folding should be saved mainly for dress pieces and tuck
your jewelry roll and cosmetics pouch in structured spaces already taking up space (shoes).
 
 
What are some ways you save space when packing for a weekend away?
 
 
 

51 comments:

  1. I am posting about this soon! I have gotten packing down to a science, so I can' wait to share! This is definitely good advice!

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    1. I can't wait to read, I love seeing what secrets seasoned packers have :)

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  2. Such a great post!

    http://www.mentrend.blogspot.be/

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  3. Your blog is soo beautiful.love your post and the last one too!
    we can follow each other if you want! i already follow you!hope you do the same! ;)

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    1. Thank you so much! I am heading over to your blog now :)

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  4. i wish i could pack lightly, but i prefer to overpack to be prepared for any occasion and look my best.

    haha.

    but if it's any consolation, i sure START packing with the intent to do all those things aforementioned. lols.

    dottie
    http://theymaysaythatimadreamer.blogspot.com/

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    1. It is definitely a challenge, I usually add a few extra things in there too! We'll see how I do this weekend :)

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  5. Great Post ,love it :)

    Wish you a nice day ,kisses

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope you had a wonderful day also :)

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  6. This is so great post! Thnx for advices! :)

    Kiss from Serbia, and follow u from now.

    www.myfashionuniquelife.blogspot.com

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  7. i cant pack light but my problem is that I never pack per outfit...I've gotten some tips.
    NANCIEMWAI.COM

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    1. It can be a bit hard but using really versatile pieces makes it easier to envision multiple ensembles :)

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  8. This post is lovely. I will keep checking on your blog for more posts like this.

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    1. Thank you Ivan, I appreciate your support :)

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  9. Yeah, I would totally love the luggage from the first photo! Great post! xx

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  10. Amazing post love
    http://shana-style.blogspot.com

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  11. I love posts like this! I am planning for a trip soon so hopefully I can put these tips to good use!

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    1. I am happy it can prove useful! :)

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  12. Versatile pieces are a must! I especially love pieces that work as a few different looks - like a maxi skirt that can morph into a dress! :)

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  13. Hi doll, love your blog! Thanks for dropping by mine and leaving a comment. :)

    Great tips- I need them, too; I'm such a horrible packer.

    Keep in touch, yes?

    -Ashley
    http://lerougestylo.blog.com

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    1. You're so welcome Ashley! I am already following :)

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  14. Very very very good idea about the shirt dresses, they are versatile! Definitely need to consider that next time I go away!
    xx

    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo

    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com/

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    1. Thank you! I also love t-shirt and tank dresses that can be used as coverups/pjs etc :)

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  15. great post! I always over-pack when I travel, so I could really use some of these tips :)

    http://sincerelyrenay.blogspot.com

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    1. Well looking at all the other comments (and at myself,) you're definitely not alone!

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  16. I am, like, the world's worst packer. I always take way too much!

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  17. I really like your packing tips. My mother always told me to stuff my socks in the shoes I was bringing. I know that doesn't save a terrible amount of space but I suppose it helps. She also always told me to leave a little room if you plan on shopping! We always folded a long champ in our luggage so we had extra room to bring back goodies!
    xx Lisette

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  18. beautiful combinations of color really compliments for the choice
    seen that fashion unites us all why not exchange tips
    thanks for passing by me I hope
    you'll continue to follow me kisses!
    Miriam Stella

    fashion blogger italiana
    fashion blog
    blog fashion

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  19. I always use space bags if I know there'll be a vacuum where I'm going!

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  20. i could definitely use some of your advices, considering I'm worst at packing!

    xoxo,

    Fashion Fractions

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    1. It takes some practice to get it down to a science :)

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  21. oh gosh, i'm seriously the worst at packing! i definitely have to be better at bringing versatile pieces!
    xo TJ

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  22. these are such great tips. I hate packing and usually end up taking way more than I need.

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    1. Thank you! :)
      I dislike the packing process also, it can be a struggle!

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  23. fabulous tips. you have no idea how horrible of a packer I am, it's really embarrassing. I need all the help I can get.

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  24. Such a great post! Thanks. Now following you!

    xo,
    Courtney
    GirlAvantGarde

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  25. Great post hun, I'm terrible for packing & always end up not wearing lots of what I take. I'm especially bad for taking too much make-up lol x :-)

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  26. Yes, the packing can take away a little fun away from the trip.
    Thanks,
    Style Id Net
    Filomenas Closet

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  27. ahh I love shirtdresses. such a great shot of that model!

    would love to have you enter my giveaway!

    xx
    kat
    www.withlovefromkat.com

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  28. Such good little pointers! Now to schedule a weekend away in which to put them to use! :)

    Visiting from SITS :)

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  29. Thanks for sharing these great ideas for light packing! (Stopping from from SITS!)

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  30. Thanks for sharing such great ideas for packing lite! (Stopping by from SITS Girls)

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  31. I like your advice on being uncertain about a particular piece of clothing, that if you don't like it at home, you probably won't like it while on the road. Great info here!
    (stopping by from SITS!)

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  32. Thanks for these tips! I wear my hat and bulkiest shoes on the plane to save suitcase space.

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  33. This is a cute blog! Great post, I like the photos. I always have a hard time trying to figure out what to pack so I will keep these tips in mind.

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