Packing for a trip is one of my least favorite things, but I have learned a few things over the years that make it less of a chore.
First of all, envision your itinerary and plan your clothes accordingly.
Concentrate on simple separates paired with dramatic accessories (scarves, ponchos, jewelry).
Don’t pack anything you can only wear once (underwear and cocktail dresses are exceptions).
You don’t need several pairs of shoes. The sneaker trend makes this so much easier! Wear that sneaker with shorts and a T-shirt and a sundress.
“Pajamas” should be able to make a morning coffee run. For me that means yoga pants, camisole, and a cardigan or shawl.
Keep toiletries packed from one trip to another.
Wrinkled clothes out of the suitcase? Here's my trick: unpack, put your clothes onto hangers, then hang them on the shower rack. Fill the tub with hot water. Close the door, and go to bed. Magic!
Remember there are stores where you are going. If you forget a key item, chances are good that you can shop for it. (Or, get creative and wear your existing wardrobe in a new combination.)
I usually wear the same clothes on my outbound trip and the return trip.
Upon returning home, make a note or two about what worked especially well (or the opposite!). The objective is to get this packing thing more or less down to a science. Have a great trip!
Yours in fashion (at home and away),
Faye Wetzel, Founder
Faye’s Women’s Boutiques
Brookfield and Mequon
Our store is in Brookfield. But our heart is in Lake Country