How the Smartest Travelers Pack for Vacation
Opt for shoes in metallic gold or silver: They're perfect for day or evening and look good with just about everything.
Adam says: To avoid overpacking, try the following guideline for a weeklong trip: five tops, four bottoms, three dresses, three pairs of shoes, two swimsuits, two handbags, one hat, one statement accessory, one pair of sunglasses.
Bring a few no-fail gauzy scarves that will let you look pulled together in a hurry. Wear one as a wrap on chilly nights or as a makeshift cover-up by the pool, or knot it around your neck to update a basic sundress.
Adam says: Always plan ahead! I lay out my clothes four days in advance, starting with a wish list of too much and eliminating a few pieces daily. I create outfits for every activity (each piece should be compatible with at least three others) and snap pictures on my phone. That way, when I pack the night before, I'm good to go.
Store undergarments in jumbo ziplock bags for easy visibility—they double as laundry bags on the way home.
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