To the land of "down under"Tuesday, September 01, 2015
One of my clients is taking a two week vacation to Australia...lucky her! She asked me what she should pack...the trip is mostly casual although there may few nice dinners mixed in. Temps should be in the 60's and there will be a ton of walking.
Here are a few suggestions...
First of all, before you start to pack, PLAN your outfits! Make a list of what you will need for each day and night of the trip and then decide on a color scheme. The simpler your color scheme, the easier it will be to pack and put outfits together.
Feet first. Comfortable shoes are MUST for sightseeing. There's nothing worse than walking on blisters! I suggest investing in a fun pair of sneakers that are super supportive and comfortable. Look for a something a bit stylish like these animal print or metallic sneakers. Cole Haan makes some really fun and comfy versions.
heels for dancing.
Denim, denim, denim. Jeans are the most practical bottoms you can take on vacation because you can dress them up or down. I talk about the slim-cut ankle jeans a lot because it's the most versatile style. Roll them up with sneakers for day and dress up with a little heel for dinner. Bring different washes and colors for variety. I suggest a light wash, dark wash and black or gray jeans.
Bring a neutral cross-body bag for sightseeing.
And a clutch for at night.
Easy peasy dress. Dresses are easy to wear and give so many outfit options. A jersey shift dress can bring you from day to night with simple accessory and shoe change ups.