I am heading off on vacation today and I have been thinking about my essential travel items. I am all about packing light. Whenever possible, I do not like to check luggage. We are heading out for 8 days and I will be bringing a rolling bag and a tote. Some people think this sounds like an impossible feat. So, how do I do it? Here are a couple of my favorite tricks.
First, I pack my clothes using a limited color scheme. It cuts down on the number of shoes, bags and accessories that I need to bring. I use the tote that I bring on the plane for daytime outings and tuck a cross-body pouch into my luggage for the times when I only want to carry a few items.
Second, I like to bring clothes that transition well from day and night (preferably in neutral colors). Sundresses are a perfect choice for that. I wear them with flats during the day and then slip on heeled sandals and jewelry for an evening out.
Third, I bring the minimum number of beauty products possible. I have a travel set that includes a smaller pouch (perfect for my tote during the day) and a larger pouch for morning routine items. I rely on hotel shampoo, conditioner, and moisturizer and I bring only absolutely essential make up.
Here are some of my favorite supplies. Bon voyage!
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