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The Capsule Travel Wardrobe: Make Your Getaway Stress Free

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Whenever I used to think about bettering my own health and wellness, I would immediately think “I need to go on a diet,” or “I need to work out as many days as possible.” But that was the old me; the new me has finally realized that to be the best you can be, you have to take a break every once in a while. Now, I’m not saying diet and exercise isn’t important; they are! But they won’t do you any good if you’re stressed to the max. Stress can cause all sorts of havoc on your body and your mind. That’s why it is so important to take some time to unplug. 

After over a year of staying put, my family and I finally decided to unplug and take a vacation. It was the best medicine for each of us. So, if you’re feeling a little stressed and feel comfortable traveling, I encourage you to take some time away from daily life to recharge your battery and de-stress. And if you decide to get away, here are some helpful tips to help take the stress out of packing that I use with my own clients!

AWW Packing Tips
1. Check the weather. You never know when the weather will throw you a curve ball. Always check the forecast to see what temperatures you will be in while you are gone.
2. Write out your itinerary travel day to day. Make sure to note morning, afternoon and evening activities.
3. Count how many different activities you are doing and note how many outfits you need while you are gone.
4. Pick a color palette for your travel wardrobe. Neutrals with pops of color are usually the best formula. This is the easiest way to build a travel capsule wardrobe in which items will mix and match. This will help minimize how many items you need.
5. Start pulling items from your closet that you think you might want to take and put them in a separate area. A collapsible clothing rack is super helpful for organizing and seeing everything together.
6. Start creating your outfits. Try to use most items at least twice if possible.
7. Take pictures of your outfits and save them on your phone.
8. Pack it all up!

Written by: Abby Wood

Abby Wood is a wardrobe stylist and style blogger in Kansas City, and her education in design plus retail experience make her an expert in fit, fabric, style and trends. Her professional experience in fashion began with an apprenticeship with a bridal designer, shifted to creating and showing her  own line, moving up to management and training at a retail level and now professional styling as an independent consultant. Abby loves to help individuals develop and evolve their own sense of style.