Fashion Flash: Packing for Vacation in Costa Rica.  Whenever I travel, I want to have the perfect outfit for each occasion. First, I  pick my dreamy vacation location, and then I decide where I am going to stay. Last, I start planning which outfits I am going to pack.

It may not be easy to achieve, especially when traveling to different places and climates, possibly including both cities and beach towns. How do you simplify and solve this problem?

Start by making a list of events you will be attending, especially those that are more fashion-oriented. Try to mix and match every outfit. For example, your favorite black shirt can go with jeans for the plane trip and later paired with a boho-long skirt to attend an outdoor music festival.

Always have a couple of everyday dresses. They are easy to pack and you can throw on almost any one of them to go anywhere and look perfect.

“Layers” is my favorite word. Plan to wear the same simple dress with a soft, open cardigan or  maybe a rain jacket as needed. Try to have at least one of every item possible: a pair of shorts, a skirt, a bathing suit, and rainwear. I promise you will not regret being prepared for any possible situation and weather condition.

Keep in mind that you can make a single item fit more than one scenario, such as converting your sarong for the beach to your scarf for the mountains.

Shoes can be the hardest items to pack, tending to weigh more and take up more space in your suitcase. So I normally go with three options: a pair of nice sandals, a pair of flip-flops and a pair of sneakers. If cold weather is expected, maybe add a nice pair of boots.

Now, you should be good to go!


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