Some lucky people are perfectly content with just bringing a pair of flats and flip-flops with them on a vacation. In all honesty, that probably is everything you are going to need. Still, if you plan on walking a lot on your vacation, you might need sneakers as well. In that case, it would be best to travel in sneakers to feel comfortable and save space. Moreover, you can easily cut the high heels or wedges from your packing list, but if you are one of those ladies who just cannot imagine going for an evening out in a pair of flat sandals, opt for one pair of heels only.
Do not go crazy on the tops, especially if you are going to pack some dresses. What you really need are 2-3 tank tops for going to the beach, 2-3 basic tees for casual walks and relaxing drinks and 1-2 dressier shirts for going out. Do not forget to pack one long sleeve shirt since summer weather can be unpredictable. Also, you will need a light jacket. In order to save space in your bag, put on or carry the jacket with you while travelling.
Bottoms and dresses
If you know the weather for your summer vacation is going to be hot, you can get away with only 1-2 pair of jeans – the ones you travel in and maybe another pair for going out. One denim shorts and maybe 2 casual beach shorts should find their place in your bag as well. Similarly, if you are going to bring dresses with you, opt for one skirt only. When it comes to dresses your best choice are comfortable cotton ones in single color that can look both casual and elegant. For example, boho inspired outfit can be perfect for going to the beach as well as a night out.
Underwear and swimwear
If you want to save space on something, forget about doing so with underwear. Never bring less underwear than the number of days you are going to stay on your vacation. Also, make sure to pack at least two swimsuits. As mentioned before, summer weather can change in an instant and your swimsuit might not be able to dry properly. In order to avoid catching a cold due to wearing a wet swimsuit, bring one more just to be safe.
When packing your things it might be good to opt for garments that are made of iron-free material. Also, you can save space by rolling up your clothes instead of folding it. Put the bulkiest items at the bottom of your bag and keep your cosmetics in travel-size containers in your carryon luggage. Make sure that your travelling bag is of great quality so that you can avoid any suitcase mishaps. Sturdy and durable Caribee bags for example are a great investment that saves money and time in the long run.
Before you even start packing for your summer vacation, imagine yourself there and things you would like to do. That can help you a lot with narrowing the list of things you would need as well.