Pack at least 2 swim suits – be sure to rinse and hang your suit after wearing so you always have a clean, dry suit ready to change into.
Wear a pair, then pack additional pair of panties based on the number of day of your trip. Panties do not take up much space, and you can wash to reduce the number packed. Wear one, then pack 2 bras (I usually include 1 convertible bra for strapless, halter, or X back for more outfit options). Swim suits can perform double duty as bras (including strapless bra substitute) and panties to reduce packing.
1 pair of pants or jeans for flight or night time activities (where it might get a little chilly by the water)
1 pair of cotton, linen or other natural fiber loose pants
Extras: A light cardigan/long sleeve shirt for travel or cooler nights on the water, colorful scarf, and sleep shirt/pajamas.
Additional considerations – Know your hot/cold tolerances!
I find California, Hawaii, and most beaches in the US to be too cold, especially at night, and require pants and sweatshirt. Beaches closer to the equator (Mexico, Caribbean, and any beach between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn latitudes) are comfortable year round to me, while many people would find these too hot.
Renaissance Faire, LARP, SCA, Royal Faires, Medieval Festival, Celtic Festivals, Pirate Day, and other themed Fairs are more fun to attend in costume. Here is my Beginner’s Guide on What to Wear at the Renaissance Faire on a peasant’s wage.
Here is everything you need to know about Bridal Shoes for your big day!
Which came first, the wedding dress or bridal shoes? For long dresses, you should have your shoes before your final dress fitting to get the hem the right length. Most Brides select their wedding shoes after finding the perfect dress. I bought my shoes before my dress, they were just perfect! There really is no exact time to get your shoes. Continue reading →
Graduation is right around the corner! Many years has passed since I graduated, so this edition of What to Wear is written by guest writer, Lisa Griffin.
Soon you will be spending your last days at your university or college. Besides final tests and thoughts about your future perspectives, it means a memorable party! Are you excited about the day when everyone can forget about assignments and devote attention to choosing dresses for the graduation ceremony? All the seniors impatiently wait for this major event. Staying in trend might be difficult in everyday life, but when it comes to graduation, it’s even harder. So, what shall you wear to look fabulous? Continue reading →
Many times while traveling, things do not go as planned and my trip is extended (cancelled flights, opportunity to stay longer, whatever). My first reaction was to add a couple new items to my wardrobe (yay, excuse to go shopping), then I learned the secret to extend my original wardrobe for another week (or more). I discovered how to pack the ultimate capsule wardrobe for the most mix and match options with a limited amount of luggage. A little preparation while packing can give you loads of outfit combinations during your travels!
I spent many years traveling for work, and many more years traveling for fun. Here are a few of my top packing tips to build the ultimate travel capsule wardrobe. Continue reading →