When I first met Roger, he said he didn’t like to travel. He was happiest sitting on the porch with a good book or watching a travel show on TV. (That way he could enjoy traveling without having to pack and sit in an airplane.) I, on the other hand, have spent the past thirty eight years working often more than full time, keeping a home and raising a child. Now that I’m free(er) of responsibilities, I want to see the world (first class, of course). With the upheaval we’ve had over the past several months, we’ve decided to compromise, for the moment; we’re back to exploring Florida with hopes that our travels will grow from there.
People often ask where they might visit after they’ve had their Disney or Universal fix. Let me tell you, if you’ve never ventured beyond Orlando, you are really missing out! So as we take our little trips this season, we’ll bring you along to some of our favorite getaways while the weather is still cool.
Before we get too far into the trip, I wanted to take a little time out to share my warm weather packing list. In my business travel post, I talked about building your travel wardrobe around a color scheme, (You can read about it here). This time, I wanted to show you how you can make each piece do double the work, from a pretty wrap to your bathing suit top—the more ways you can wear a piece, the less you need to pack and, the freer you are to move about the cabin—or the more space you have to bring stuff home…
Here’s my Warm Weather Packing List:
The essentials: Jeans and a button down.
This is my typical travel look. I’ve featured these jeans before, and I’m sharing them again because they are as comfortable as leggings, only they have the polish of jeans—isn’t it funny that I would be saying jeans are polished? How far we’ve come from the days we weren’t allowed to wear jeans to school!
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I think a good pair of jeans are great for travel, they go with everything, and if the weather turns out to be a little cooler than expected, they can be great with a cute top for sight seeing or dressed up for evening.
A linen button down is so versatile
I have several in my wardrobe from sleek to oversized, a button down can be worn belted, open, and tucked in of course, and can double as a swimsuit coverup, worn tied at the waist over a pretty top for evening—oh the things you can do with a button down!
I am taking the Becca navy lace tankini I got last spring—it is so pretty I figured I could wear the top for evening or with a skirt for sight seeing.
A good wrap can keep you warm on the plane or in the car, add a layer of interest to an otherwise basic outfit and can double as a skirt for a luncheon beside the pool. And we’ve all seen those clever videos on how to tie a wrap into a dress. Definitely take a wrap.
A skirt or dress
If I’m going for a really versatile travel wardrobe, I take a skirt, but I couldn’t resist a romantic sundress for this go around—I imagined walking on the beach or seeing the sights in this dress I got last year. It’s sort of a wild card, and wild cards are good, I think.
I like taking a big oversized tote when we are taking road trips
they can carry your clothes or be pressed into service for a day at the beach or tote your yoga mat for a last minute class. A small bag is a must too, one that can be worn several ways and will also look great in the evening. I have been loving this bag—it’s the perfect size: not too big, not too small, and it looks good with everything from day to evening, so, I’m taking it. (If you want one too, you can get it here)
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*A special thank to J.Jill for sending along the jeggings and linen button down shirt. This warm weather packing list post contains affiliated links.