Monday, July 1, 2013

Packing With Fashion

Vacations! This three syllable word can trigger a person's eagerness for what is to come. Once you get to your destination it is time to sit back, relax, and enjoy yourself. Unfortunately the part before that is not so glamorous. Anne, the baby, and I decided to take a long vacation out to California to visit our family, but first we needed to pack.

Unsure of how long we are going to stay we packed for a fair amount of time, however, only having a limited amount of space we needed to prioritize what we were to bring but not losing our fashion trends in the process.

Anne loves to accessorize. It helps her take a dull outfit and add pieces here and there to make it interesting. She likes to have a detailed outline of everything she is going to bring with her and which accessories and clothing attire will piece together the best. All in all she was able to create 12 outfits in total, decked out from head to toe, in a suitcase small enough to be considered a carry on for an airport. She focused on re-using her shorts and jewelry, while at the same time still being able to take all the bits and bobs here and there that she finds key necessities to being 'put together'.

I on the other hand tend to find my clothes to be the focal points of my outfits. Necklaces, bracelets, etc. are added to give some emphasis but are not necessarily required. Therefore, in not knowing how much time I was actually going to stay, I tried to utilize as much recycling of my clothing as possible. I found shirts and bottoms that could easily be mixed and matched within one another, allowing myself to create as many outfit options as possible without them looking repeated. Even though I was going to be staying longer I was still able to fit it all in a small enough bag that would be able to fit in the storage compartments of an airplane as well.

Everyone is different when it comes to packing. Just like everything else one does in this world there are multiple methods to do this tedious task. But you don't have to choose between space or fashion. By coordinating, and choosing your outfits ahead of time you are able to figure out what will suit your vacation needs the best. Happy travels!

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