Travel Light this Summer!

With the start of summer, many of you will be packing for a vacation! Whether you’re going on a longer or shorter trip, packing a minimal amount of clothing and accessories to achieve maximum results is the key to success.  Our trips to Istanbul and various vacation spots have taught us how to look good and pack wisely.  Here are some suggestions to assist you in your future travels:

  • Two pairs of pants/jeans; we prefer a darker base color as it shows less dirt and wrinkles, black and blue are our favorites. A pair of blue jeans and black pants can be used day or night.  In summer, white is also a popular base color for pants but bring along some laundry detergent.

  • Mix and match tops; For a 7-10 day trip, we typically bring 5 casual tops and a couple of dressier ones. In addition to whites, include tops in this year’s colors, light blue, yellow, cream, or orange. Floral tops are popular this year as well.

  • Add a skirt; midi-length is popular now and knee-length works everywhere. Try to coordinate so the tops you bring for pant bottoms also work with the skirt you’re bringing.

  • One or two wrinkle free dresses; A versatile black, blue, or summer colored/print dress in a material that can be folded without wrinkling is perfect for warmer weather climates and for summer evenings

  • Limit # of shoes; they add weight and take up space. We suggest 3 at most, wear one and bring 2.  A workable combo is a pair of walking or athletic shoes, a pair of open toe shoes or booties (depending on where you’re going & nice enough for an evening out) and a pair of sandals or flip-flops.

  • Cardigans and a lightweight jacket; 1-2 cardigans and a lightweight water-resistant jacket, especially if you’re traveling to a place where it rains, is windy, or cooler in the evening.

  • Recreational clothing; We never leave home without one work-out outfit and if there’s a pool or beach, 1-2 swimsuits with a fun cover-up.
  • Accessorize with scarves and jewelry; They’re lightweight and an easy way to add color and change up any outfit. A silk or cotton scarf is perfect for summer.  Bring along a statement necklace, gemstone earrings, sterling silver necklace or pendant, a fun bracelet, a gemstone or stackable rings and your look will be complete!

At Beksan Designs, we offer a variety of hand-crafted jewelry and accessories that are perfect for any season!  Check out our website, come to one of our events or contact to see our latest designs. Happy Summer!


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