1. A "highlight item" for the trip.
And when I say a "highlight item," it doesn't have to be a new item, necessarily. In my case, this kimono happens to be a new item, but a "highlight item" can be A) more than one item and B) an item that is your favorite and at the top of your packing list. Something that you know for a fact, you want on the trip.
I caved and bought this kimono because I would have regretted it if I didn't. Sorry not sorry.
2. The right bag.
I always carry my MacBook Pro with me when I travel, so I normally opt for either a bookbag or a bag fit for a laptop when I travel. This Louis Vuitton is a favorite of mine, but sometimes I'll switch it up to this Barrington tote bag that was customized in Carolina blue because GO HEELS.
3. I'm taking this dress with me for Spring Break because A) it's eye-catching and B) surely makes a statement and C) it's such a comfy dress and easy to move around in. P.S. It's only $11!
5. Panama hat
My all-time favorite spring / summer hat. It is such a flattering statement that coordinates with every outfit. I used to curl my hair a lot when I traveled, but now, it isn't a top priority. With that being said, I opt for hats to keep my hairstyle simple and instead, I use that free time I spent doing my hair enjoying my trip.
P.S. this panama hat is a classic. You can even get it for 25% OFF with code SHOPNOW.
6. No matter where I go, I always bring workout clothes / shoes with me.
Being active is a big part of my life and I always make time for it. Even on vacation.
7. I'm planning on bringing this bathing suit with me on my trip. The scallop bikini top is from last summer, but I found very similar ones to it here + here.
8. Floppy hat
A must-have for the beach or pool.
These Karen Walkers are my all-time favorite pair. I take them everywhere with me.
I like to wear dresses a lot while traveling because to me, dresses are the comfiest clothing. I would rather pick dresses over tops and jeans, and they take up less space in your suitcase. Haha, I am just all about finding ways to carry less in my suitcase. It's seriously a struggle sometimes!
So I hope that helped, or gave you an idea of what I gravitate towards when traveling. I also wanted to give you a feel for what I'm packing for my Spring Break as well.
And for those who are curious where I'm headed...
See you soon, LA!