As much as I love travelling, I absolutely hate packing! I hate having to sit buried under of pile of clothes, trying to decide which clothes I really need for the trip and which of my outfits are simply going to be the white elephants on my trip. I’m guessing that a lot of you probably also have a hard time deciding what to pack for your vacations. Of course, depending on the type of trip, your packing list would inevitably vary a little bit. For instance, you would have to take along a tube of mosquito repellent on a hiking or backpacking trip but definitely not on a luxury holiday where you’d be staying in a five star hotel! ;)
However I believe that every woman should have a couple of staple outfits and items in their luggage regardless of the type of trip they’re going on.
A couple of basic tops are a must for any trip. You should take along a couple of casual tank tops for when you go out sight-seeing or shopping. Two pairs of denim or khaki shorts, as well as two pairs of jeans should suffice for a 7-10 day trip. One or two casual sundresses would be perfect for brunches at nice restaurants. Importantly you should always have one stylish cocktail dress for if you get invited to a fancy dinner. After all, you never know who you’re going to meet on your trip and where you’re going to get invited. ;) Also, don’t forget to pack your swimmies and a snazzy beach cover-up for when you hit the beach or the hotel pool.
Remember you should have suitable footwear to pair with your outfits. Take along with you a cute pair of flip-flops or sandals for everyday wear. Make sure they’re a comfortable and versatile pair that you can wear with your sundresses as well as jeans and shorts. You should also have one pair of heels that you can pair with your cocktail dress.
Lastly, makeup and beauty products are a must even if you’re going on a backpacking trip! ;) Don’t you always want to look like a million bucks? Aside from the usual toiletries, also pack a tube of sunscreen, basic foundation, powder, some lip-gloss or lipstick and eyeliner and you’re good to go!