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One of the biggest worries of planning a trip is knowing what to pack.
How many shirts do you bring?
Should you pack jeans?
Will you ever even where that dress?
These are the type of questions that flooded through my mind when I was packing for my first back-packing trip. I didn't want to pack too much, but I wanted to have all of the right things. I'm usually the girl who packs 30 outfits for a weekend, just in case...ya know? So, packing for a 3.5 month trip in a 40 liter backpack was my worst nightmare.
Since then, I've learned what works & what doesn't. I've been able to identify some key pieces that make getting dressed on trips a breeze. Some pieces have been obvious - like a good pair of jean shorts, but others have surprised me. Here are 3 clothing items you'll want to consider packing for your next trip!
A MULTI-USE ROMPER
Rompers are absolutely effortless, which is necessary when traveling- especially backpacking. You can throw on a romper, add a few accessories, and look as if you really put thought & time into getting dressed. It's practical, yet still stylish. Unlike a dress, rompers can be worn while exploring because you don't have to worry about your lady bits being exposed if a gust of wind hits. Its perfect for day AND night! It's casual enough for exploring during the daytime, and you can transition this look for a night out if you select the right style & color.
A SIMPLE BODYSUIT
Bodysuits are simple, yet versatile. They can be worn with anything, ANYTHING. Throw on shorts? You're good! A skirt? You're good! You can wear all of the things with a bodysuit. They can be dressed up or down. The biggest plus? You don't have to worry about it staying tucked in! It's perfect for layering under sweaters or sweatshirts. Bodysuits are thin, comfortable, and useful in a variety of climates.
A SOLID COLORED SWIMSUIT
Regardless of style, a solid colored swimsuit is necessary for any beach trip. While I usually bring multiple swimsuits, it's key to have a solid colored swimsuit because you can easily mix & match it with other pieces. You can get more wear out of it by mixing a top with a patterned bottom without feeling like you're wearing the same bikini over & over again.
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Last November, I visited Venice Beach at sunset for the first time with some good friends. I was in complete awe of how beautiful the sunset was. Right after the sunset, a strong pink and blue hue remained in the sky. It was one of the most beautiful things I'd ever seen before. This started my current obsession with sunsets. So upon returning to LA just last week, I knew I had to see this sunset again. My best-friend (since 6th grade) mentioned that she hadn't really been to a decent beach before. She was so excited to be there - It was all over her face and that made me excited. We took some photos, played in the water, and watched the sun set by the second. It was my favorite part of the day with some of my favorite people. In the end, I ended up with a bag full of water because the waves washed away my bag. Funny thing is, I couldn't even be upset about it. After leaving the beach with our belongings soaked in water, we all looked at each other and said "It was so worth it". It was so worth it.
If you visit LA, make sure to visit Venice at sunset! Such a beautiful experience!