My excursions the past year have been limited to trips to the grocery store, but with summer temperatures rising so is my restlessness to leave town. While I still haven’t booked my overseas travels, I’m doing my best to manifest one into my future, along with a whole lot of bold swimsuits, specs and beachside Aperols — please August, arrive soon. Instead, I am getting into pre-vacation mode by heading South to an idyllic little spot in the Swedish archipelago. While my boyfriend plans the logistics of leaving town, I am left to focus on packing, which if you ask me is a highlight — apart from actually arriving to the destination. Let me share with you what I pack for a long weekend away — fingers crossed I don’t hit rush hour.
Question: How can I maximize my suitcase space, while minimizing the load – does that even equal up? I was never any good at math anyway.
Before rummaging through my wardrobe, I put aside my travel uniform which involves an oversized blazer, matching shorts, basket bag and chunky dad sandals. A visual sight of me looking like your local librarian.
Your return trip will require the same you arrived in, only a tanner and more relaxed you.
A typical summer weeked, long lunches usually turn into dinner, and an afternoon drink turns into a whole evening (which is 95% of the time for me). I opt for easy pieces that transition from day to night and from cool to warm, particularly given Swedens weather’s constant identity crisis.
Co-ords, Two Piece, Sets
– call them what you like.
Life’s pretty straight without a print co-ord set – you with me? A two-piece equates to at least three different outfit possibilities, so we’re saving bag room already for other necessities such as an excessive vanity bag with skincare and (a lot of) travel snacks ”just in case”.
Ps. This look can take you from lounging around to pillow-side in seconds – sweet dreams!
Reminder: Don’t Forget Swimwear
When in doubt, pack multiple swimsuits, bikinis and cover-upsss. Whoops, maybe I am getting ahead of myself now, but let’s be honest – the general rule when it comes to swimsuits is there are no rules!