I would like to declare myself an expert packer. One of my greatest vacation conquests consists of going on a 10-day road trip across California with just a carry on.
As a fashion lover, it was hard to get my belongings down to the essentials, but I can assure you that I had everything I needed for everything from the beach, the long car rides, the fancy restaurants and even the clubs.
So, how did I do it you might ask. Did I wear the same thing for 10 days? Buy everything there? Hop on the plane with layers and layers of shirts on me?
The answer is not at all!
Fortunately, summer clothes are very light so if you pack the right ones they'll easily fit in your carry on. The key is to pack smart and to carefully plan out what you’re going to wear. Think about how many fancy restaurant outings you will actually go on and don’t over crowd your luggage with items like jean shorts that you can easily recycle and wear 2 or 3 times if just to hit the beach.
Here’s a list of essential items to pack so you can have a complete wardrobe while travelling. These items can easily be dressed up or dressed down and will allow you to look your best no matter where you go while on vacation:
A denim skirt
Blue denim shorts
White denim shorts
A crop top
Another crop top
A maxi skirt
A bodycon dress
A beach bag
A jean jacket