I don’t know about y’all, but I can’t wait to go on vacation this summer! Now that Covid is over, there’s no end to my list of places I want to visit! Summer 2023 is going to be filled with adventure, which means that you need to be able to pack like a pro. Nothing spoils a trip more than not packing correctly! It doesn’t matter where you’re going – you need to pack smart and be fully prepared for your summer vacation.

I’m honestly not sure I’ve ever had a trip go exactly the way that I planned it. (Not even business trips!) Being prepared for the worst case scenario is the best way you can be ready for anything that comes at you! You never know what’s going to happen, especially if you’re visiting somewhere you’ve never been before! However, this does NOT mean you’ll have to stress out and overpack. Say it with me now: you can do this!

The Importance Of A Packing Strategy

Are you a serial over packer? Having a packing strategy will help you avoid wasting time. And it also saves you money! Why spend a single cent of your travel budget on oversized baggage fees? I know you would rather spend that money on beachside cocktails, excursions, or unique local fashion and mementos! This is why you need to make sure you’re only packing what you need, plus a few emergency items that will help you prepare for the unexpected.

First, whether you’re going away for business or pleasure, you need to do a little homework. Research your destination and find out any info that travelers should be aware of that could affect your packing list. You also need to make a checklist with some important travel questions. Read on for my suggestions!


1. What will the climate be like at my destination?
2. How long will I be staying?
3. What activities will I be doing?
4. What image am I trying to project?
5. Do I have items that will make me feel comfortable and confident?

Now that you have a clear idea of what your travels will consist of, it’s time to put your packing guide together. Click the button below to instantly download your FREE How to Pack Like a Pro Guide and Worksheet! It has all of my tips for building an entire set of outfits for your trip around a color palette, versatile basics, and intentional pieces. Whether you’re shopping in your own closet or planning to hit the mall before you go, I’ve got you covered!

Look at you, ready to pack like a pro for your summer vacation! Don’t want to bring your full makeup kit with you on your trip? Click HERE to read about my 5-step makeup routine that’ll make sure you don’t overpack in that department, too! Can’t wait to see you looking fabulous wherever you go this summer!