‘Travel light ‘ but does that mean I have to comprise on style !!!!
Being a personal shopper I also help people to pack for travel and this is what I tell ( or do for them ) and do for myself while I travel.
Wardrobe by BAJA ( http://www.bajathenewu.com ) , Photographers – Akanksha and Illesha Jaishankar
- Know your Color –
Packing pieces that all coordinate together is one way to cut down on the number of items you need. The key is to pick one color scheme to build your vacation wardrobe around. My advice for finding your perfect color is to consider a strategic combination of neutral, energy, and dramatic colors based on your skin tone, hair color, and eye color ( we do color profiling to determine that )
2. Keep it simple
Keep the jewelry to one tone and that will save you from packing the whole jewelry box . Since my trip was to hot humid beach side town I was sure that I would only need some wonderful hats, umbrella and no jewelry. For shoes, wear your casuals for the travel ( same may work to go around the city ) and pack your heels for special events and a second shoe to get you through the day if you need them. According to me you only need two or maximum three pairs of shoes tops to get through a five-day trip.
3. Aahh ..the vacation photos –
Chances are you will be posing in front of iconic monuments and breathtaking views in photos you will look at for years (and post on Facebook). As you pack, lay out each outfit on the bed and visualize yourself wearing it. Break down each day into scenes-we’re going to the pool or beach or in town doing some street shopping or a formal lunch , then changing into a nice outfit for dinner-to help determine how many clothing items to bring along.
4.Skin care –
Researching a little about the weather would always help you to carry the necessary skin care and cosmetics .This summer our trip was to a humid beach town , the things I carried was water proof sunscreen , aloevera gel ( for sunburns ), a good moisturizer( as the beach water and highly chlorinated resort pool water strips out the moisture ), mineral powder instead of foundation , lip balm with spf , a good face wash and toner .
Happy traveling this summer