With a beach vacation imminent, I’ve been going over my list of To Do’s (board cat, get suitcases out of attic, stop mail delivery) and trying to figure out the second hardest part of any trip (after deciding where to go), what to take! Thank goodness for style bloggers and the Internet. I spent some time yesterday checking out some of my favorite style blogs and stumbled across this great post from Sartoriagraphy which methodically lists out some great strategies for building a vacation wardrobe. Although her post is geared towards longer trips to more exotic climes (I wish!), her advice is useful whether going away for a weekend or a summer.
You can read her blog post in full here, but I’ve summarized her steps. She recommends the following:
- Choose basics in one color family (and stick to it).
- Add prints in your color palette.
- Add a few statement color and “just for fun” pieces.
- Choose versatile shoes and outerwear.
- Use accessories to expand your style options.
Over the course of this week, I will be posting on my travel wardrobe building exercise, following the steps listed above as a framework. Look out for the next installment: Basics!