How To Pack For An Island Getaway

July 18, 2016

While the summer is coming to an end, there’s still time to go on a quick trip to a beautiful island. Once you’ve decided on the destination, start imagining just how relaxed you’ll be when you get there. The second order of business is deciding what to wear.  From an outfit perspective island and beach trips are ideal because of the limited number of pieces you’ll be needing. Whether you’re dreaming of your next trip or actually planning it, you’re going to want to think about packing right. Read on for more.

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Plan Around Your Swimwear

This is maybe the best part about packing for an island getaway. The fact that you can pick up a few fave bikinis, and then plan all your outfits around them. A laced up one piece looks perfect with a pair of high waisted flowy pants, and a longline bikini top works perfectly with a soft cotton tank top with a pair of cut off denim shorts. Light layering is key. Naturally you’re going to want to make sure the swimwear you plan on wearing when you’re hanging out is different from the one you’ll be swimming in.

Take Less 

This is true for all trips but particularly important for island getaways. There are a number of reasons for this, including the fact that chances are you’re going to be mainly relaxing and hanging out and in the water which means you’re not going to need as many different types of outfits. Another reason for trying to pack as little as possible is you’ll be able to fit it all in a carry on, which makes traveling so much easier.

Maximize

 These will be the things you wear the most and will feel good about having options, perfect for mix & matching outfits. Bring pieces with you that you can make 3 or more outfits out of.

Minimize

 Take as few pairs of shoes as possible.

Colors

When it comes to an island trip, where you’ll no doubt be hopping between your room, the beach and the bar  you can be even more selective when deciding what colors to take. A mix of blues, whites and yellow I think are perfect for an island trip. Away you go.

Here’s a pretty island pic to get you inspired. 🙂

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