07 Apr 2015 No Comments
Travel season is just around the corner again; Spring is here and many of us are sitting at our desks, looking at the sunshine outside and surfing the internet for deals on summer travel destinations! Whether you’re heading away for a week or more, or just a weekend getaway, many of our Spring DK pieces are perfect for travel and work well together to create a seamless look that goes from daytime activities to evening dinners. It’s never easy to pack light but, with a few packing tips, you can also be that woman who fits all of her travel necessities into her luggage, and always looks stylish while on vacation.
- Checking the weather before you leave: This sounds like common sense, but sometimes we get so busy that we forget to check the weather and end up packing too many clothes for a variety of situations. While throwing an umbrella or pair of flip flops in your bag is never a bad idea, you can save a lot of room in your bag (re: shoes!) if you check the weather ahead of time and pack accordingly. Packing our tunics and leggings, and then layering a jacket for evening, is perfect for travel -for encountering a variety of weather situations.
- Plan Outfits per day: By planning ahead -noting the daily events or excursions, you can eliminate packing too many pieces. The key is shopping your closet for outfits before you leave for vacation, rather than bringing a selection with you and picking outfits when you arrive. Keeping a monochromatic look is another way to keep the number of outfits to a minimum, because every piece of clothing you bring will work together.
- Rolling instead of Folding: There are a number of schools of thought about rolling versus folding, and we suggest doing a combination of both. Our DK signature bamboo fabric is really perfect for rolling and travels very well without wrinkling. Other fabrics like denim and cotton are better when folded flat, and may still need some steaming or pressing when you arrive at your destination.
- Packing other items: Things like hairdryers, flat irons and shoes/boots are the items that really can take your suitcase over the allowed weight limit (and might not be especially necessary). Check ahead to make sure your hotel or destination has a hair dryer; flat irons or curling irons may not even be necessary if you’re only going away for the weekend. Just like your outfits, you may be able to plan hairstyles ahead of time that eliminate the need for all of your hair tools. Boots are nice to have, but always take up a lot of room. If you must take them, try to wear them on the plane. Otherwise, stuff socks and undies inside them in your suitcase, so they monopolize less space.
- Plan ahead for going home: Leave yourself at least 20% of you allotted bag weight limit for things that you may be buying or bringing home. Also plan a system for dirty clothes (while still rolling them or folding them) and plan to re-wear something worn on vacation during the return trip to home.
What are your travel plans for this summer?