Do you ever feel overwhelmed when packing for an upcoming trip? Do you find yourself overpacking because your worried you will be unprepared or just don’t have the time? I offer a Travel Styling session for my clients that would like to take the stress out of packing for upcoming business or pleasure travel. The key is planning ahead and choosing coordinating colors and core pieces from your existing wardrobe that mix and match, layer, and can be worn multiple times. It’s also worth learning how to pack your garments to maximize space and prevent wrinkles.
A great summer travel wardrobe can bring you from sightseeing to dinner with a quick change of your shoes, accessories, and a scarf or a light weight jacket. Below is my capsule collection for an extended Memorial Day weekend trip with my kids to California. Our five day trip will include sightseeing, shopping, beach days, and 2 days at Disneyland. My carry on suitcase consists of 3 pairs of shorts, 1 pair of white jeans, 2 tees, 2 tank tops, 2 shirts, 1 dress, 1 jacket, 1 cardigan, 1 bathing suit, 2 scarves, 1 belt, and 3 pairs of shoes. My core pieces are navy, white, grey, and metallic gold. I chose emerald green, cobalt blue, and bright coral to add fun prints and a pop of color to my travel wardrobe. As you can see below, many of the items are used in multiple outfits. I was able to easily fit all items into my carry on with plenty of room for my toiletries, accessories shoes and even a housewarming gift.
Travel Day Outfit: JBrand White Jean | JCrew Vintage Scoopneck Navy Tee | Target Green Scarf | JCrew Marled Indigo Cardigan | Stella & Dot Cobalt Leather Paris Market Tote | Stella & Dot Accessories | Tory Burch Sunglasses | Adam Tucker Slip-On Flats
Beach Outfits: JCrew White Tunic (similar here) | JCrew Coral Shorts | JCrew White Linen Tank | Bathing Suit (similar here) | Flip-Flops | Dolce Vita Metallic Sandals | JCrew Panama Hat | Tory Burch Sunglasses | Stella & Dot Coral Wrap & Accessories
Sightseeing/Shopping Outfits: JCrew Floral Shorts | JCrew Vintage Scoopneck Navy Tee | JCrew Denim Popover Shirt | Swing Tank | Krisa Jacket from Canopy Blue | Target Green Scarf | Dolce Vita Metallic Sandal | JCrew Marled Indigo Cardigan | Stella & Dot Cobalt Leather Paris Market Tote | Superga Canvas Shoes | JCrew Panama Hat | Madewell Coral Dress | Tory Burch Sunglasses | Stella & Dot Coral Wrap & Accessories
Theme Park Play Outfits: Madewell Graphic Tee | AG Jean Shorts (similar here) | Superga Canvas Shoes | JCrew Marled Indigo Cardigan | JCrew White Linen Tank | JCrew Coral Shorts | JCrew Denim Popover Shirt | Tory Burch Sunglasses | Stella & Dot Cross Body Handbag & Accessories
Dinner/Evening Outfits: JBrand White Jeans | Krisa Jacket from Canopy Blue | Swing Tank | Dolce Vita Sandal | Madewell Coral Dress | Anthropologie Braided Leather Belt (similar here) | Tory Burch Sunglasses | Stella & Dot Accessories
Mix & Match…