When going away do you tend to stuff your suitcase with five outfits you’ll never wear? Do you find yourself buying clothes while you travel because you came underprepared? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then don’t worry—you’re not alone. Packing can be overwhelming and choose what will stay or go is a trip in itself. We’ve put together a quick guide on how to pack for a short trip, so you can stop worrying and follow along.
First, pack a pair of comfy pants. These are a necessity for anyone traveling. Try going for a stylish pair rather than sweatpants, so you maintain style without looking run down.
Pack in some classic bottoms that can be worn with casual sneakers and a T-shirt during the day, or swapped out with a nice blouse and heels for a more polished look. Pair this with a T-shirt that has a classic cut and can be layered in needed. For chillier weather, bring a ¾ sleeve shirt.
Always, always pack a camisole. It’s perfect to wear under shirts or sweaters but can also stand alone with jeans and jewelry for an evening look. If you’re feeling sneaky, you can bring a onesie or one-piece bathing suit to double as one another. You can wear it beachside or with a skirt for a night out.
Depending on the weather you’ll want to bring some type of jacket. A leather jacket is always a good option, but you can choose a jean jacket or gorgeous sweater as well.
For shoes, you want a comfortable pair to walk around in, but not necessarily a running shoe. Also bring a pair of evening shoes that are cute, but sensible. Complete your looks with a cross body purse, a pair of sunglasses, some simple jewelry, and you’re ready to go.