hey beautifuls it's Steffi & I am beyond excited to share today's blog post with all of you! This post contains all my tips and tricks for ensuring you have cute outfits to wear during any fun getaways this summer *ignore the fact that the photos in this post say spring break, I'm really behind on posting this lol*. There's nothing worse than packing some of your favorite pieces and then realizing that everything you brought on your trip clashes with each other, so keep reading if you want to know how to properly pack for a vacation!
step no. 1: check the weather
This may seem like common sense, but I can't emphasize enough the importance of know the temperature and weather conditions of the location you're traveling to. Imagine it raining all week and you only packed flip flops- clearly the weather conditions are important to take note of!
STEP NO. 2: MAKE A LIST
Step #2 is pretty self-explanatory; make a list of items you know you want to bring with you on the trip. This could include vague terms such as "a coat, jeans, and 2 pairs of sneakers," or be as specific as "my 1995 vintage Tommy Hilfiger sweater."
STEP NO. 3: lay out your clothing items
Next, lay all the clothes you want to bring on your bed so you can see how many items that is. I also like to divide up my items into piles of pants, dresses, tops, t-shirts, long sleeve tops, purses, and accessories so I can gage if I have the right amount of clothing from each category.
STEP NO. 4: create FLAT-LAYS of outfit combos
Not gonna lie, I stole this idea from Shay Mitchell's Coachella vlog, but it's a great way to visualize looks. This process shows you which clothing items can be combined and which don't match the vibe of your other pieces. It's also super helpful to try on the outfits so you can make sure they look just as good on you as they do in flat-lay form! The most important part of this step is to TAKE PICTURES of each outfit combo !! 📷
STEP NO. 5: MAKE AN OUTFITs FOLDER ON PHONE
This step is insanely simple- just create a folder on your phone and fill it with all the flat-lays you took. (I decided to edit the photos using VSCO in order to fix the discoloration caused by the poor lighting in my bedroom, but editing is 100% optional)
STEP NO.6: set out your clothes & accessories
The last thing you need to do is put all of your articles of clothing, accessories, and shoes you plan on bringing in one central location. I am a very forgetful person so it is necessary for me to store all these pieces together so I don't accidentally forget to pack something. I'm not showing you guys how I pack the clothing into my suitcase because I'm honestly not the best at it, but all you need to do when it's time to leave for your trip is to throw everything in a suitcase and zip it shut!
STEP No. 7: ENJOY YOUR VACATION IN STYLE
The last step is to simply enjoy your vacation in style! Summer trips don't have to consist of coverups and old t-shirts- just follow these steps and you'll look stunning no matter where you go!
hey it's Steffi, and this is my website where I post fashion, travel, and lifestyle blog posts. Enjoy!