The Resort Scene Awaits: Get Packing with These Vacation-Ready Looks

As wonderful as the holiday season is with its merrymaking, feasting, and socializing, it’s also exhausting. And come January, there’s no place I’d rather be than on a beach halfway through a piña colada or shopping oceanside. But how does one pack for all these fun-filled activities (without bringing along three super-sized suitcases)? Well, it’s all about items that work overtime.

Resort Packing Tips

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December 27, 2013

Overpacking Syndrome: Tricks to Packing Light for a Weekend Away

We all do it. Eight dresses for a two-day trip? Of course we need each one. But overpacking can be avoided. The key is knowing exactly what you need ahead of time. Whether you’re taking a weekend vacation at the beach or just heading down the street, this list will help you get organized – once and for all.

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What to Pack for a Weekend Away

1. Clothes
Think versatility. Summer pieces are generally smaller and more lightweight, so you can get away with bringing more without reaching that overpacking threshold. Stick to one base color – like cream or white – then just mix and match for a whole new look.

Your key items: Two pairs of shorts, one pair of jeans, one dress that works for both days on the beach and nights on the town, one T-shirt, and one dressier top. (Plus the requisite sleepwear and underpinnings.) If you’ll be soaking up some sun, one swimsuit is plenty.

2. Shoes
Yes, you can get away with bringing just three pairs of shoes. You’ll need something for day, night, and sightseeing (read: lots of walking).

Your key items: One pair each of flat sandals, neutral-hued wedges, and sneakers.

3. Accessories
Try to avoid bringing every last necklace or belt in your house. Instead, pick pieces that work with the majority of your clothing.

Your key items: One statement necklace, one neutral-colored belt, a pair of sunglasses, a floppy hat, and one tote (bonus points if you can fit a weekend’s worth of items in it).

Our The Packing List: For Summer Weekend Getaways Boutique opens Wednesday, July 3, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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July 3, 2013

What’s in Your Suitcase? 4 Outfits to Carry You Through Any Summer Vacation

You’ve finally booked that summer vacation (yay!). Now all that’s left to do is pack. To outfit your itinerary to a T, take a look at these four getaway-ready ensembles. Bon voyage!

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For the Plane
Take flight in a sleek, all-black velour tracksuit. It’s chic and incredibly comfy, helping five-hour trips fly by.

For Sightseeing
Don a bold printed dress (yes, it’s totally okay to steal the spotlight from the sights) and make sure to bring a large tote to fill with off-the-beaten-path scores.

For Beach Days
Pack a bright bikini and an unconventional cover-up – like the turquoise zip-up above – and you’ll be sure to stand out.

For Dinner Alfresco
Little black dresses are great – but little blue ones? Even better. Add a jacket to drape over your shoulders when the breeze hits.

Our Juicy Couture Boutique opens Tuesday, June 4, at 11AM ET.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor

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June 4, 2013