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They Multitask
When an item doesn't have more than one use, Karen Blanchard, creator of Where Did U Get That, doesn't pack it. "I really try to look for double duty. If I have a long floor-length maxidress, for example, maybe I can wear it later as a skirt by putting a top on over it."

Another fashion workhorse is the Turkish towel, a lightweight, superabsorbent and quick-drying cotton towel that not only is great on the beach or by the pool but also can easily transform into a coverup, a scarf, a skirt or even a tote bag.