I’m happy to share my best tips for packing a casual late summer vacation wardrobe. I always take pieces for travel that can be mixed and matched or layered as needed. Check the weather for your destination the day before leaving. Consider your planned activities and then pack accordingly. My recent trip to Rhode Island centered around casual daytime activities.
On my packing list were three bottoms, one tank top, four shirts, two knit tops, one light jacket, and one blazer. I took three bras, undies, and pajamas. Accessories included a lightweight scarf, three pairs of shoes, a packable hat, a black tote bag, and a small shoulder bag. I streamline my cosmetics and skincare as well as my jewelry when I travel. Don’t forget the sunscreen and sunglasses! My beauty routine is always low maintenance, but I reduce it even further when traveling. All of the items fit into the Calpac rolling carryon bag or my tote bag.
I wore the light jacket, white tank, and stretchy black jeggings to fly. I carried my navy blazer over my arm. It is often too cold in the plane, so I had the option to slip the blazer on over the light jacket when I needed it. My items are rarely new, so I share links to similar current items. Referral and affiliate links in my posts may result in a small commission for me at no additional cost to you.
I’ve included a few ways to wear the pieces here, but there are many more possible combos. I hope this post helps you to pack successfully for your next trip.
The principles defined in this post also apply to my full wardrobe, and the images reflect the way I dress on most mild weather days. The magic happens when you discover what colors, proportions, and textures look best on you.