When packing for an exciting vacation, a lot needs to be considered. Are the shoes good for walking long distances? Will I have sun protection? And, will my purse feel heavy with the number of items I need to carry? All of these questions and more are very important in deciding whether your trip will be amazing or end with you weeping over your cute yet uncomfortable, 6-inch heels. Since I have been in that exact situation, I have found that you can be fashionable but have the comfort that can glide through a well-deserved vacay.
Number one on the list is, of course, a roomy suitcase for all of your OOTDs and the souvenirs you’re sure to buy on your trip. I always try to find suitcases with lots of pockets and hidden compartments where I can store my curling iron and laptop without them being damaged. This suitcase from Ted Baker has the important details that you need while also turning heads as you walk to your rental.
2. Comfortable Shoes
The second thing that you will absolutely need on your trip is a pair of comfortable shoes with a kick of style. For me, I stick with my ballet flats or Keds, but the fashionista inside me wants to wear some cute heels, which is why I’ve picked out these pastel blue wedges. A wedge is definitely going to give you more stability than a regular heel or stiletto because it is wider and covers the whole shoe. The mini-platform and low heel height will also have a good impact on your overall comfort.
3. Light Bag
A light bag with a substantial amount of space for your sunscreen, sunglasses, phone, and wallet will serve you well over the days spent awing and oo-ing at the amazing sights around the city. I hate carrying around a heavy purse while I’m out all day. That’s why I chose this straw purse that has an ample amount of space for whatever you need to carry!
Finally, sun protection is the main ingredient in determining whether your photos will stay hidden in your phone or will be posted on social media. A bad sunburn after a fun day at the beach can be a terrible end to an otherwise fun day. It’s best to use sunscreen anytime you’re in contact with the sun because it prevents painful sunburns and also prevents aging. Other essential forms of sun protection are sunglasses and sun hats. Sunglasses protect your eyes from the sun and sun hats protect your face and hair from the UV rays (and it doesn’t hurt that it makes you look like a total beach babe)!
Well, there you have it! Obviously, there are many more essentials needed for an Insta-ready vacation, but these are the ones that I always stick by no matter what. I hope you enjoyed my post and will consider these tips for your next vacay!
Until my next post fashionistas! As always, I love my lovely readers!