1. “Coordinate around a color theme,” suggests VN member roadtripdreamer.
“Take the phrases ‘mix ’n match’ and ‘wash ’n wear’ to heart. Make sure that everything you pack can be worn with at least three other things.
Author and style consultant Sherrie Mathieson agrees. “I would advise a limited mix and match neutral color palette—black, brown, beige, tan, cream, white and even khaki and olive,” Sherrie says.
Kathy likes several pieces from the Contourwear line, especially the Contourwear ZOP2: Bermuda Convertible. “The zip-offs are made of Schoeller fabric, which means rain (or red wine) bead off the pants. They don’t pill or pick.”
3. Add visual interest with a few colorful accessories. To keep packing simple, save color splashes for shirts and accessories, suggests VN member roadtripdreamer. VN member Content, on the other hand, likes to accessorize with scarves and jewelry.
“Include punch color in accessories such as a necklace, or single items like blouses or sweaters (ie. a citric green turtleneck) combos,” adds Sherrie Mathieson, “Choose accessories that flatten out easily, such as a nylon or leather bag.”
4. Roll your clothing as you pack. “Rolling prevents wrinkles and keeps clothes wearable when you may not have access to an iron,” says Gigi of eight. Really works, and you have more room in your suitcase!”
5. Of course, the #1 tip from Vibrant Nation members for simpler travel is to pack wrinkle-free clothing. Click to download your copy of VN’s new free report, Best Wrinkle Free Travel Clothes and Other Essentials for Simpler Travel - it’s free to all Vibrant Nation members!
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What packing tips would you add to this list?