The past year has certainly been one of the more memorable periods of my life. With the arrival of Baby M, the launch of my new blog, SweetP, and the revamp of StyleInk, I feel as if I haven’t even had the opportunity to catch my breath. Now that Baby M is a little older and everything else seems to be on track and on autopilot, I think I can finally go on that long deserved vacation
Before the arrival of Baby M, I used to be quite adventurous when it came to picking vacation destinations, always choosing to go for the exotic over the mundane. Now I would rather just go somewhere with my husband where we can just relax and pamper ourselves a bit. Most hotels in Asia definitely fit these criteria, as most of the five star chains are known for their attentive service and top-notch facilities. Generally, for the same amount you pay you get more bang for your buck in Asia than in Europe or else where.
Once you’ve chosen a destination, there’s still one last thing you need to do before you can truly relax – pack. I have a lot of girlfriends who like to pack everything but the kitchen sink when they travel, but I prefer to travel light. It’s not an easy task to travel light while making sure you have all the right tools, clothes and accessories to stay stylish. Below are a few tips that can help you pack:
Roll Your Clothes
Rolling your clothes like a yoga mat instead of folding them the way you typically would in a dresser, helps save a lot of space. This will also help resist wrinkling too.
Make Your Product Work Hard
Make your products work hard and do two jobs for the price of one. Make thoughtful choices in advance along a color theme, laying out versatile pieces that you can combine into multiple outfits you’ve pre-planned. For example, a simple dress can be worn during the day with a pair of flats or sandals. You can then throw on a pair of heels and a statement accessory in the evening for a night on the town.
Choose The Right Fabric
Some fabrics are not so easy to handle. For example, silk gets wrinkly easily and will erode when exposed to the sun for a long time. You may want to choose fabrics that are wrinkle resistant when you travel. A blend of cotton/ polyester give you the coolness of cotton and wrinkle resistance.
Choose A Color Scheme
You don’t want to bring a different handbag and pair of shoes for each of your outfits. The color scheme of your clothes should revolve around one bag and one pair of shoes, if possible
Accessorizing Your Outfits
Accessories can totally change the vibe of your outfits. Bring along a few pieces of accessories that can help change the look and feel of your outfit.