Boise is not a secret anymore with being blasted on every major publication as one of the top 10 places to live and visit. We are seeing a large increase in people who are traveling here on vacation to just check it out.
Traveling can be quite the undertaking. You are basically back packing to live out of a bag for as long as you are gone. It can be very intimidating to try and decide what you should be brining with you. We put together this guide to help you dress for different occasions while keeping your pack lite.
It's all about the layers.
Layering not only helps when the weather is unpredictable, but it helps you mix and match outfits while you are traveling. I love to see cardigans that I can pair with the simple tank, travel on the plane and throw over an elegant dress when I'm out on the town.
Black is a must have.
We all know that white is hard to keep clean. We spill coffee on our white shirts, get lipstick smudges on them or just plain drop food. (No judgement. Who doesn't?) The worst thing is to stain a shirt that you are traveling in because then you have to go out and buy a new one which may not always be in the plans. Be proactive and find cute darker colors to pack or play it safe with a black tank. It will save you in those embarrassing moments.
Don't bring 10 shoes. Don't.
I don't mean to be your husband. ;) But, ladies! We don't need to bring 10 shoes with us when we travel. If you are moving, then yes bring all of your shoes. When I travel I use the rule of 3. I bring one Going Out Shoe, a Sandal, and a casual/tennis shoe to adventure in. If you start with just a few shoes, you can build your outfits around the shoes so you don't have to check another bag or just shoes.
Make sure to pack TSA approved.
Nothing is worse then having your favorite perfume with you when security at the airport tells you that it's time to part ways because it's over the fluid limit. I have had to do this with Victoria Secret sprays in college and it's the worse feeling. Make sure to pack travel size bottles or plan to stop somewhere at your destination to restock.
Don't go wild with the jewelry.
Jewelry is gorgeous, but it can be a pain in the butt if you over pack when you are traveling and you may spend most of your trip untangling your treasures. Pack just a few pieces that compliment your outfits so you don't have to run the risk of over tangling and potentially having to retire some of your favorite pieces because the necklace ran off with the earrings.
I have found that these simple rules really help me when I travel. If you get to Boise and you realize that you have left something at home, you need that one piece to compliment your outfit or you were planning to shop once you got to Boise,let us help! We love to meet your needs and we love to talk about your adventure. Until then, safe travels!
As always, thanks for reading.
Author: Erica Becker, Creative Director.