FREE PEOPLE VERUSHKA MINI DRESS // SAM EDELMAN 'YARDLEY' LACE-UP SANDALS // STREET LEVEL MINI FAUX LEATHER TASSEL BUCKET BAG // BP. CURB CHAIN BIB NECKLACE // DEE BERKLEY FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS // MELINDA MARIA NAILHEAD PAVE CUFF // MELINDA MARIA NAILHEAD TRIANGLE RING //
Our recent vacation to Mexico for my sister's wedding was a dream. I hadn't stayed in an all-inclusive hotel since high school and forgot how magnificent they are! It's so nice to have an excuse to get dressed up at night for dinners, but after a day in the sun and a few cervezas on the beach, I want easy outfits that still look chic. I always go by a few rules when packing so I don't end up with an overweight suitcase and just the right amount of stylish, yet simple ensembles! These are the 5 tips I use to pack easy and chic vacation outfits:
1. STICK WITH DRESSES AND ROMPERS
For dinners, sticking with these two pieces keeps things simple and reduces the amount of clothing you bring. That way, you have more room for shoes and accessories! Plus, a casual dress can always double as a cover-up.
2. PACK NEUTRAL SANDALS
For this trip, I wore these Sam Edelman sandals every night other than the wedding night. They go with everything and allow you to add pops of color with other accessories like this super cute bucket bag (less than $50 too- #score!).
3. LAYER VERSATILE ACCESSORIES
The Melinda Maria jewelry I packed was perfect for this trip because they're versatile and I could stack all of them or wear just the rings depending on what other jewelry I was wearing. Pack layering pieces that you can wear with most outfits and keep your statement jewelry at a minimum. You don't want your bag to be too heavy so you have room to go shopping while on vacation!
4. LIMIT YOURSELF TO TWO HANDBAGS
If you aren't going on vacation for over a week, two handbags (not including your beach bag) will work with your outfits if you stick with a neutral shoe. I recommend two smaller bags since you probably won't need to carry that much other than your room key and some pretty lipstick!
5. ADD POPS OF COLOR WITH JEWELRY + HANDBAGS
Since we're sticking with a neutral shoe and stackable jewelry, you can add some color with the two handbags you bring and a few pieces of jewelry! The first night in Mexico, I added a pop of color with my red Rebecca Minkoff. For the second night, I went for a more subtle chambray bucket bag to compliment this turquoise statement necklace.
Have a wonderful day!