Are you someone who dreads the packing process before a vacation? Do you find yourself staring at your closet, overwhelmed by choices and unsure of what to bring?

I myself am guilty of packing hours before my trip because I can never seem to decide on what to bring.

So know that you're not alone! Packing can be a daunting task, but with a few simple tips, you can make the process much smoother and ensure that you have everything you need for your next adventure.

At Always Annalee, we understand the importance of effortless style and simplicity in every aspect of life, including packing for vacations. That's why we've put together this guide to help you pack better for your next getaway, focusing on capsule wardrobe items that will make getting dressed less stressful. 

Plan Your Outfits in Advance: Before you start throwing clothes into your suitcase, take some time to plan out your outfits for each day of your trip. Consider the activities you'll be doing and the weather at your destination. Choose versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched to create different looks without taking up too much space in your luggage.

Choose Your Color Palette: To maximize the number of outfit combinations you can create with just a few pieces, it helps to choose what color vibe you want to go with!

If you're heading somewhere tropical and warm, maybe you want bright fun colors or light and breezy neutrals, either way, if you choose neutral tones like black, white, gray, and navy, and add in one or two accent colors to add variety, it will make it easier to mix and match your clothing and accessories.



Pack Multi-Purpose Pieces: Look for clothing items that can serve multiple purposes. For example, a maxi dress can be dressed up with heels and jewelry for a dinner out or dressed down with sneakers and a denim jacket for a day of sightseeing. Similarly, linen pants (like our cove linen pants or smocked ones) can be worn as a swim cover-up or worn to dinner and so on. 

Limit Shoes: Shoes can take up a lot of space in your suitcase, so it's important to choose wisely. Stick to just a few pairs of shoes that are versatile enough to go with multiple outfits. A comfortable pair of walking shoes, sandals, and a dressier option like heels or flats should cover all your bases.

By following these simple tips, you can streamline the packing process and ensure that you have everything you need for a stylish and stress-free vacation.

At Always Annalee, we believe that getting dressed should be easy and effortless, no matter where life takes you. Happy travels!

Need ideas on what to bring? Shop our full travel + vacay collection HERE.

Be sure to follow for more helpful posts and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions! I'm excited to help you build a wardrobe you'll love and eliminate the stress of getting dressed.




Find this helpful and want to stay in the loop?

Become an Always Annalee Insider. Insiders are the first to know everything and receive exclusive perks and discounts.

Become an Insider

Written by Annalee Burkley

More stories

3 Easy Ways to Elevate an Outfit

I don't know about you but my style is pretty minimal, I choose comfort over anything else but sometimes there are days when you want to look effo...