Packing Tips for Winter Getaways

Monday, December 19, 2011

Packing Tips for Winter Vacations

If you're lucky enough to be escaping the cold winter weather for tropical white sands and blue water, here are a few tips to make traveling a little less stressful.

I used to be one of those girls who packed my entire wardrobe and all of my favorite items, only to arrive at my destination and still have absolutely nothing to wear. Now that I'm older and wiser, I pack only a carry on with a few carefully thought-out pieces. It only takes one vacation without your luggage to realize that carry ons are the way to go.

Pick pieces that can be mixed and matched
A simple white button down can be worn with denim cutoffs for shopping & sightseeing, over a bikini for a day at the beach, or over the maxi dress for cooler nights.

Pack travel-sized toiletries
Vacation is supposed to be all about relaxing. There is no need to bring the hair straightener or the huge makeup bag. Necessities only!

Roll clothing to reduce wrinkling
Who wants to iron clothes when they're on vacation? Avoid wrinkles and big creases by rolling items instead of folding.

Store bathing suits in ziploc bags
Each bathing suit gets a bag so separates aren't lost. And if they're still damp when you pack to head home, the rest of your clothes aren't compromised.

Items in this set:
Alice + Olivia Strapless Maxi Dress
Old Navy White Camp Shirt (Save 20% w/ coupon code ONHURRY20)
DvF Beach Caftan
American Eagle Denim Cutoffs (Get 40% off w/ coupon code 39427841)
Juicy Couture Ruffle Bikini
Mara Hoffman Bikini
Mar Y Sol Crocheted Carryall
Forever21 Floppy Hat
Bliss Lemon & Sage Travel Pack (Free rush shipping w/ coupon code NMQUICK)
J.Crew Glitter & Leather Sandals (Save 30% + free shipping w/ coupon code SNOWMAN)

What are some of your tips for easy packing & traveling?


  1. Great post! Love how u included the discount codes too! Great idea! :) I have my eye on that striped maxi dress! :)


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