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How to Pack for a Summer Trip

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I’m heading up to New England on Wednesday. I’m going to be in Boston and Maine (the Portland and Bangor areas), and will be up there for 15 days, 17 if you include the days I fly in and out. Unfortunately, I’m usually pretty bad at packing, so this time I decided to do better. In fact, I pulled together a guide and am sharing it with you today. Maybe even Pin it for later!

Before you start, there are two key questions to ask yourself:

What’s the weather going to be? The temperatures can be anywhere from 50-90, and since I’ll be there for so long, I need to assume that it will rain at some point.

What will I be doing? Hanging out with family and friends in the city, in the woods, and at the lake. I’ll also be going to a Braid Paisley concert, a Red Sox game (hopefully), at least one nice dinner, my next infusion, and potentially going out.

Once you have that figured out, then continue packing!

how to pack for a trip
[ONE] Gather basics
[TWO] Pick out some fun and colorful pieces that will work well with your basics
[THREE] Accessories! Fun pieces to add to your outfits
[FOUR] Shoes can make a big difference. You want to have variety for the different things that you’re going to do.
[FIVE] Mix and match away!
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  • Reply Helene in Between

    excellent tips!! it's so important to mix and match !

    June 2, 2014 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply Kenji

    New England has got to be the hardest thing to pack for. Thankfully living here, I have my closet full. One day it's 80/90 and the next is 40…and it's June! Enjoy your time up here! Ps what Sox game are you going to? I'll be there on the 16th!

    June 2, 2014 at 5:57 pm
  • Reply Blogger Ash

    Deciding whatyou want to take is so tough. Love the graphics! Great post!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

    June 2, 2014 at 8:17 pm
  • Reply Madeline Mihaly

    I'm impressed with how organized your packing is. Mine is usually a scramble that ends up in either seriously overpacking or (gasp!) under packing, which I then just use as an opportunity to shop..whoops! haha great guide!


    June 3, 2014 at 1:41 am
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