Packing for a summer vacation may seem easy, but when you’re a mom and you have to think about packing the entire family and not just yourself, the whole process will become challenging. Making sure everyone has all their essentials in number, trying to calculate how much clothes you’ll actually need while also giving your best to stay in the zone and not stress out is every mom’s vacation packing trouble. However, with this handy guide, you’ll have no problems packing for your next vacation.
Moms tend to spend the majority of their time thinking about the kids, what they should wear, eat and if they are well, which leaves them little time to think about their own wardrobe and putting together a fancy outfit. If you’re one of those moms, invest in a stylish kaftan or two, and have a ready-to-go outfit in a matter of seconds. A short kaftan can be great for throwing over your swimsuit when you’re headed to the beach, while a long kaftan can double up as a fashionable dress for when you go out with the hubby for an evening stroll.
Several swimsuits are definitely a must at summer vacation. Not only because you’d have a spare in case something happens to one of the swimsuits, but also because you’ll be able to mix and match tops and bottoms, and make it look like you have even more pieces than you actually have. If you’re having trouble finding the perfect match, think about investing in several swimsuit bottoms that fit you perfectly, and just match them with the existing tops you own. Aside from bikinis, you should also bring at least one one-piece in case you decide to go snorkelling or enjoy some other water sport. You’ll be more comfortable and everything will stay in place in your perfect one-piece.
Skirts and shorts will be the best companion to your hot summer days and evenings. They are easily matched with flowy tops, or even worn just over your favourite one-piece swimsuit and under a linen robe that can complement this summer ensemble flawlessly. Whether you go for denim, linen or maybe cotton shorts, they’ll all keep you comfortable and cool. What’s best, you can wear shorts to the beach, on a field trip, or even during an evening dinner with the family. Skirts are a fancier option, and they don’t even have to be super short for you to look fabulous. Go for midi or even denim mini skirts, match them with your favourite flowy top and a pair of flat sandals and enjoy your summer vacation.
If you’re travelling with kids, you should be prepared for plenty of walking. This is especially true if your kids started walking recently, and you’ll have to watch virtually their every step so you’ll need comfortable footwear. Sandals, slippers and slip-ons are the best solutions. Flat sandals can go great will shorts, skirts, dresses and even a kaftan. Bring your favourite espadrilles for walks, evening strolls and even for the beach if you plan to go out and about after you take a dip in the sea.
Plenty of accessories
Hats, sunglasses and large beach bags are some of the essentials you shouldn’t even imagine a summer vacation without. Therefore, pack your wide-brimmed hat and a few pairs of sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun. You’ll need a large bag too, to store all the necessities for the beach, from towels to sunscreens, water, snacks, toys for the kids and anything else you think is necessary. Some fancy jewellery can come in handy if you want to add some charm to your evening outfits.
From fancy kaftans to shorts, skirts and comfortable footwear, you’ll need a few essentials to keep you comfortable and let you enjoy your summer vacation with the family. So, make sure you pack everything from the aforementioned list and you’ll have a great vacation with your family.
About the Author
Peter is a lifestyle writer and a recent newly wed living in Brisbane, Australia. After graduating from Australian Institute of Creative Design, he worked as a fashion stylist and also as a freelance writer for few local magazines in Brisbane. Besides writing, he loves shopping, cooking exotic meals and traveling around tropical destinations with his hubby Josh. His future plans are in creating his personal lifestyle blog about everyday life-saving tips. Follow Peter on Facebook and Twitter.
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