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Weekend Getaway? 4 Suitcase Guidelines for Effortless Summer Style!


Whether it's an unplanned weekend getaway, or holiday you've been planning for a while, if you are like many, packing is full of indecisions and left to the last minute.  You want to pack light, look great and be ready for the unexpected?  Try using these guidelines for a quick, easy and stylish pack.

1. A ONE PIECE...Romper or dress

Be it a short romper, longer jumpsuit, or summer dress. It will save you the time of figuring out top and bottom combinations. Shorter selections are great for warm weather getaways, where longer maxi dresses, or jumpsuits are great if the weather is cooler. One pieces can easily take you from day to night and take up very little real-estate in that suitcase. Staying for a longer duration? You need only to bring two or three of these if you stick to neutral color palates.  You can have fun with style and color in your accessories!

2 SHOES... Nude or tan

Comfortable shoes of course, but which ones do I take? Nude or neutral tone sandals and heels are your best bet for easy color coordination and as a bonus, give you a look of a longer leaner leg! Bring one comfortable pair of flat sandals, or sneakers for all that walking, and one pair of higher heels for an evening out. With this combo you will be prepared for anything day or night and look fabulous!  Not thrilled about neutral? Invest in something with a bit of embellishment if you want to add a touch of drama to your look.

3. BAGS...Big and small

Something big and something small is the guideline here.  Bigger is better for those daytime excursions.  I like larger totes, or backpack styles so I can fit everything in it, sunglasses, water bottle, etc..for the day.  For night, bring a classy little clutch, with just enough room for your phone, cards and a lipstick.

4. JEWELRY...Color and Bling

One of the easiest ways to  change your looks instantly is with a few pieces of jewelry.  Jewelry is a travelers bests friend! It takes up very little space, doesn't wrinkle, always fits, and gives you that confident, stylish, pulled together look.

For daytime, nothing says summer like shades of  turquoise and corals. These beach inspired colors add a pop of impact to any outfit, and a little goes a long way! Layered wraps made of leather and stone beads are a trendy look this season and are an excellent choice for a daytime casual look. 

For night, change it up with a statement necklace.  Something bold that makes an impact and that works with the neckline of your one piece romper or dress. Add a pair of earrings with some shimmer, and/or a cocktail ring and you are ready to go!

Check out a few of the many stylish jewelry selections below from bellabijoux.ca

Have a fabulous holiday and Shine On!


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