Packing for a Weekend Getaway


When packing for a vacation, focus on the 3 M’s:  mixing, matching and multi-purpose! 

  • If you start with neutral colors (here I’ve chosen black, white and gold) and add just a pop or two of color (blue and green), most of your garments will coordinate with each other and you can create multiple looks using the same items.
  • This maxi dress can be worn casually (and so comfortably) for walking around during the day and transition easily to night with some simple jewelry.
  • The tunic can be worn as a beach cover up, or with white jeans at night.  The blue bag matches the tunic but also provides a pop of color against the neutrals of the black and white dress and the gold tank.
  • You can’t beat a metallic flat for a great all-purpose shoe.  These gold thongs go from beach to dinner.  They match everything, are comfortable, and don’t take up valuable space in my carry on!  If you need something dressier, a nude wedge will do.
  • Pack basic accessories (not too casual, not too dressy) so you don’t have to worry about what goes with what.

Tory Burch tunic

Adriano Goldshmied boyfriend shorts

John Medeiros beaded necklace

Calypso St. Barth linen tank

Mar Y Sol basket tote

Metallic sandals

Alethorpe maxi dress

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