As I sat on the sandy beaches of our vacation spot this week, I began to think about what I would wear out to dinner tonight. Which led me to think about how many clothes I brought to the beach. It was not very much, but that was on purpose. I'd like to share with you what I actually packed.
I use to pack an outfit a day for our beach stay of 7 days. And I would bring tons of clothes that usually didn't leave the suitcase. Now I have almost got it down to a science. It has taken me years to get here, so please bear with me for a bit. Here is my list of what I packed this week.
*2 bathing suits
*beach cover up
*an easy flowing summer skirt that goes with every shirt/blouse I pack. (I have a grey skirt this year).
*a shirt/blouse for every day
* a wrinkle free black dress that I can throw on at the last-minute and look dressed up
*a light jacket/cardigan for cool evenings or extra cold restaurants
*pair of jean shorts
*pair of black or white shorts (or a good pair of jeans if the weather is cooler in the evening.)
*** I decide which color will go with everything either black or brown, then I choose my clothes that match that color. This helps me pick out shoes, handbag, jewelry (If I bring any) jackets/cardigans hats, and belts. As you can see from my list, I chose black as my color. All tops go well with my chosen color too.
*a pair of fancy sandals that can dress up anything.
*beach flip-flops in my chosen color
*a causal pair of sandals to wear around town
*a pair of closed toed walking shoes that will go well with shorts or your skirt
That is it, except for undergarments and toiletries. I can usually make lots of outfits from these clothing items. When you spend most of the day in your bathing suit, you don't need a lot of clothes and you can usually get two days wear out of them, since you have only worn them for a few hours. So there you have it. Please share what goes into your vacation suitcase that you can't live without.