Santa might be bringing presents that include a plane ticket to your favorite vacation destination…
But after receiving the gift news, many of us may feel dread in the p-word
Yes, we are talking about p a c k i n g.
Navigating your luggage, fitting as many clothes as possible for the holiday getaway…
Some of us dread the process of packing. Who has time for that anyway?
Founder Jill has been there…so many outfit pairings to throw in the suitcase but never enough room. I mean, why can’t you have an outfit for every 4 hours of the day?!
So, we sat down with Jill to get her inside scoop on what to pack for the holiday getaway and how to do it well. Keep reading for space-maximizing tips and fashion insights from our favorite BOD lady!
1. How do you handle the stress of packing the right outfits for a vacation?
I procrastinate and wait until the last possible second… kidding! Kind of… but in all seriousness, my daughter typically gets the suitcase out and starts packing before I do. Then I take the hint and just block off an hour to pack and get it over with.
2. What are your top 3 staples to throw in your luggage?
It depends where I’m going. If I’m going somewhere warm, I bring a few bathing suits, sunscreen, and a cute dress that can be used as a cover-up or a dinner dress. When I went home to Vermont, I made sure to bring chunky sweaters, leggings, and knee-high boots.
3. How do you maximize the space in your luggage?
I pack shoes in the bottom, then fold my clothes super neat and pack them in there. I’ve rolled beach towels before too. You can also buy big zip-lock-type bags and vacuum the air out if you are traveling for a long period of time and really need a lot of space.
4. What is your biggest piece of advice for readers who may feel overwhelmed in deciding their packing list?
Keep it simple. And don’t be embarrassed to wear your clothes more than once. You can mix and match pieces and nobody will notice. Also, think about bringing layers so you can adjust for the weather. I always bring 1 special dress and shoes for a fancy dinner out– it’s so fun to get dressed up when I’m in a new place!
Have tips that were not mentioned above? Have more questions for Jill as you prepare outfits for the holidays! Hit her up at @braveoriginaldesigns on Instagram so we can start chatting and learn more about you!!