Issue #4 – Get the Most out of your travel wardrobe

Mix and MatchHallway shot
you have a plane to catch!

 

Are you tired of carrying
too many bags, lugging
them in and out of
the trunk, and walking
through bus stations
and airport terminals
weighed down under
your vacation clothes?
Maybe you’re like us,
just tired of giving so
much of your vacation
savings to the cost of
checking your bags. If
you can relate to any of
this, it’s time to read up
on the power of mixing
and matching wardrobe
options to keep travel
light, organized, and,
above all, fashion
forward!

 

Keep It Light
There are many reasons to pack light when you travel.
First of all, the less you take the less you have to carry.
Checking with your hotel to see which toiletries they
provide is a good way to keep from bringing extra
things that you’re already paying for
within your hotel rate. You can also
save money by taking only a
carry-on bag instead of paying
to check a large bag. You know
you’re planning to souvenir shop
while you’re away, and packing
light saves room for those
vacation treasures you purchase.

 

Stay OrganizedJose 1
Start by sorting your clothes into
different colors and sizes before you pack. Then put
them neatly in your bag. Don’t just shove them in, even
if you are in a hurry. When you get to your destination,
unpack so you can see everything properly and it won’t
look like your clothes just came out of your suitcase.

 

Plan AheadJose 2
Know the climate of the place you are traveling to avoid
bringing any clothes that are not necessary. Decide how
many days you’ll be away from home and what you
will be doing. You don’t have to pack a totally different
outfit for everyday of vacation, the trick is to pack items
that can be mixed and matched. You can get away with
wearing the basics twice if the eye-catching part of the
ensemble is a tie, belt, or scarf. Avoid particularly crazy
prints and stick with a fit and colors you look good in.
Bring some sort of cover-up so you can avoid changing
a complete outfit if the weather turns, or it cools off at
night. Wear your casual shoes, generally the larger pair,
for your trip so they won’t have to be packed and bring
one pair of good dress shoes.Jose 3
Keeping in mind the necessities of your trip can help
you stay on top of unnecessary baggage. Following this
simple outline to packing light can get you on your way
fast and free.

 

 

tipsJose 4
Don’t wear
the same basic
pieces 2 days
in a row.

 

 

 

Don’t wearJose 5
anything that
becomes soiled while
you’re away. Most hotels
have laundry machines
and soap accessible
to guests to use if
this happens.

 

tipsJose 6
Utilize accessories
and jewelry that won’t
become tangled or
broken when packed,
leather accessories
are great for
travel.

 

Take tips from Jose
and Kristen and see
how easy it is to getJose 6
several great looks from
only 5 carefully chosen
pieces. Jose’s clothing
compliments of Phenom
in Town Square, Kristen’s
clothing compliments of
Patty’s Closet, accessories
compliments of Leather
Couture by Jessica
Galindo.

 

Jose’s Fave 5:

1 pair of jeansKristen 1
1 pair of reversible shorts
(totally awesome find!)
1 plain colored t-shirt
1 short-sleeved
button down shirt
1 long sleeved
button down shirt

 

 

Kristen’s Fave 5:Kristen 2
1 plain tank style dress
1 pair of jeans
1 denim vest
1 printed tank top shirt
1 short
sleeved
button up
blouse

 

tipsKristen 3
Change your hair,
makeup, and
accessories to
keep each look
fresh.

 

 

Don’t Forget!

Check all things in the list that apply

WALLET, CREDIT CARDS, MONEY
ID OR DRIVER’S LICENSE, REGISTRATIONKristen 4
FIRST AID KIT, FLASHLIGHT, BATTERIES
MEDICAL INSURANCE CARDS
PRESCRIPTIONS, OTHER MEDICATION
MAPS AND DIRECTIONS
CAMERA, FILM, CHARGER, MEMORY CARD

TOOTHBRUSH, OTHER ORAL HYGIENEDEODORANT
SHAMPOO, conditioner
hair styling products , tools
COMB, BRUSH
RAZOR AND SHAVING CREAMKristen 5

FOR MEN:

UNDERWEAR, UNDERSHIRTS
PAJAMAS AND ROBE
DRESS SHIRTS, t-shirts
SHORTS, pants , jeans , SWIM TRUNKS

 

 

FOR WOMEN:Kristen 6

BRAS, PANTIES
NIGHT GOWN, PAJAMAS AND ROBE
SKIRT, BLOUSE, DRESS
TANK, HALTER, SLEEVELESS TOPS
shorts , pants , jeans , swim suit
MAKEUP, MAKEUP REMOVER
TAMPONS, PADS, PANTYLINERS
JEWELRY, ACCESSORIES