Travel in Style, Without Overpacking!

Let’s face it, we have ALL packed a bag full of clothing and shoes for a trip, thinking we would need ALL of it, only to discover that in the end we only wore about 1/4 of it.   At $25 each way, per checked bag fee, that is $50 you could have spent on countless other things or experiences during your trip!

I don’t know about you but when I travel to a warm and tropical place I find that I live in three things. 1. a swimsuit 2. a dress and 3. comfy lounge pants.  Paired with a good pair of flip flops or sandals and a hat and I am set!  Packing just a few staples that can be worn day or night, also helps me to be able to fit everything into one carryon and avoid baggage fees. 😀  I have also found that it is not necessary to pack a shirt and coordinating bottom for every day of the week.  Usually 2-3 neutral colored shirts will mix well with any bottoms you have brought along.

For example, say you bring along 1 white shirt, 1 gray shirt and 1 black shirt PLUS 1 pair of denim shorts, 1 khaki pants and 1 black skirt.  You can mix and match all of these items then you actually have NINE outfits!!!  Throw in your 3 dresses and you’ve packed for nearly 2 weeks with very few items!  Add some cute and simple jewelry to dress it up for evening or a sun hat for day wear and you are all set! 😀

Versatile Dresses

Best is Yet to Come Black Backless Dress

Lost in Paradise Olive Green Maxi Dress

Standout Style Light Blue Chambray Off-the-Shoulder Dress

Tale to Tell Blue and Ivory Embroidered Shift Dress

Falling For You Rusty Rose Maxi Dress

Lounge Pants

Jack by BB Dakota Argan Khaki Wide-Leg Pants

Faithfull the Brand Montero Black and White Striped Pants

See the World Black Pants


Blue Life Boho Beige and Rust Red Lace One Piece Swimsuit

Get it Right Black Halter One Piece Swimsuit

Arrow & Eve C.J. Parker Black Reversible One Piece Swimsuit

Flips Flops/ Sandals

Electric Slide Tan Slide Sandals

Steve Madden Delta Black Leather Gladiator Sandals

Steve Madden Hestur Cognac Leather Sandals

Don’t forget your hat!!!

Free as a Bird Silver and Beige Floppy Straw Hat

From Around Here Black Floppy Hat

San Diego Hat Co. By The Shore Tan Floppy Straw Hat

I hope these fun outfit ideas have helped you minimize your packing while still keeping things cute! 😀  What are your packing staples for tropical destinations?


All items pictured above are found here on Lulu’s

Hailee Steinfeld for REEF Escape

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