SMART PACKING

 

Recently I have been hitting LA like crazy and doing mini-getaways which means I’ve become a pro at strategic packing. That’s why today’s post is all about that, the infamous weekend getaway or three day work trip. I personally used to be the kind of packer that would take my entire closet to for a couple of days just in case I would desperately need an item I never used.

Although I have not yet gotten the hang of packing all together, I can insure you these tips will save time and space in your weekender or carry-on! First, try and save space! Pack a pair of jeans or jean shorts depending on the weather of the place you are planning to go. These are perfect to combine with anything. I usually take a jacket in case it gets a bit chilly and I would stick to neutrals on this. I recommend taking a simple casual v-neck (the one that never lets you down) and a couple of dressy blouses, that can work for that day-to-night look. As far as shoes go, I would go with two pairs, tennis shoes and heels. You never know when you will have a last-minute special occasion! The best advice I can give when going on a short trip is accessorize! Accessories take up the least amount of space in your suitcase and they can make a simple look look dressed up or a dressed up look, more elegant. Adding a scarf to a plain white tee and jean shorts gives the whole look a twist, especially a bandana tied around the neck (currently my fave) .  Pack on the accessories, but take only one handbag! With these, you can mix and match and make enough combinations for a three day work trip. Try them out the next time you leave your home town!

Wearing same jeans & same bag. Different top and accessories, but both easily day-to night looks !

xxGina

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