This post is dedicated to my fun & fashionable friend, Carly. She travels on the regular & is admittedly an over-packer.
She’s making changes to her packing game and is headed to Vegas next week, so she asked if I’d drum up a guide for 4 nights in Vegas… so here we are 🙂
If you’ve never been to Vegas, it’s FUN. Late nights, bright lights, sensory overload. Days are filled with laying by the pool, going to the spa, and of course – shopping. When we went, I feel like I changed my outfit at least three times a day, so you definitely need options.
This would also be a good jumping off point for packing for a cruise, or any other scinereo where you’ll need casual daytime clothing and fancier night time clothing.
Warehouse black hat, $41 / D&G sunglasses, $995 / Collar necklace / Oasis black enamel earrings, $13 / Forever New earrings, $8.94 / Luv Aj charm pendant, $135 / Rebecca Minkoff leather handbag / Ted Baker leather purse, $180 / Manning Cartell strapless dress / Hervé Léger pink dress / Black cocktail dress / Oversized shirt / White top, $82 / Alice Olivia pink shirt / Forever New black scoop neck top, $54 / Lipsy cover up, $57 / French Connection cover up / Chicnova Fashion black kimono / Moschino Cheap Chic playsuit romper / spring st sundress Factorie, $18 / Stretch jeans, $42 / River Island mini skirt, $41 / Rag & bone shorts / Beach panty, $98 / Crochet swimsuit / Swimsuits two piece / Seafolly swimsuits two piece, $65 / Sol Sana flat sandals / Tory Burch pumps / Valentino high heel shoes / Atwell black flat
Your Packing List:3 bottoms (shorts, pants, skirt)4 tops 4 shoes (2 heels, 1 flat, 1 sandal)2 suits2 cover ups5 dresses (4 fancy, 1 sundress)1 outerwear3 bags (large handbag, cross body clutch, misc. tote)handful of accessories (sunnies, hat, 2 necklaces, 3 earrings)
With your two bathing suits & two cover ups, you should be good for 4 days at the pool. The suits you bring should mix & match. If you want to wear a different cover up each day, swap in shorts or the floating sundress. You only wear it out to the pool & immediately take it off, so it won’t be getting dirty. Choose sandals that are nice enough for boutique shopping but also won’t get ruined by pool water. Take your tote as your beach bag with all of your essentials.
Checkered shirt / Forever New beaded top, $54 / Cut off shirt, $82 / Alice Olivia pink tank / Chicnova Fashion black kimono / River Island yellow a line skirt, $41 / Black stretch jeans, $42 / Rag & bone torn shorts / Sol Sana alligator shoes / Atwell black skimmer / Rebecca Minkoff genuine leather handbag / Ted Baker white shoulder bag, $180 / Oasis art deco earrings, $13 / Forever New stone jewelry, $8.94 / Luv Aj lobster claw charm, $135 / Warehouse black fedora, $41 / D&G mirrored sunglasses, $995
For lunch, shopping, heading to the spa, travel days, or a casual evening, take the versatile items you’ve packed and have fun mixing & matching! Choose neutrals (don’t forget, pale pink, navy blue & olive green are considered neutral) as your base and then choose your pops of color. In this capsule wardrobe, the bottoms are plain in print (but not necessarily in color with that yellow skirt!), and all of the tops have a design, texture or graphic to make them more exciting. Neutrals don’t equal boring! This will provide plenty of options, as these 11 outfits can be further customized with your accessory choice. The possibilities with well selected base items will set you up with dozens of outfits, no matter what your mood.
Nightlife is HUGE in Vegas! There are so many shows – Cirque de Sole, singers, magicians, comedians, musicals – so many restaurants to eat at, so many bars to try, casinos to play, clubs to dance at… you’ll be out all night no matter how you slice it. And in Vegas, it’s dress to impress. A sexy dress (and a romper!) for each night, two pairs of heels and a few accessories to mix it up. If you’re able to narrow it down to one heel, you’ll be thankful in the end – but in a city that never truly sleeps, an extra pair of heels will end up getting their use. Don’t forget to bring ones that are comfortable…. the Strip is long!
Hervé Léger dress / Manning Cartell silver strapless dress / Sleeve shirt / Forever New scoop neck top, $54 / Moschino Cheap Chic black romper / spring st sundress Factorie, $18 / Chicnova Fashion black kimono / Sol Sana flats sandals / Atwell metallic flat / Rebecca Minkoff pink leather purse / Ted Baker leather cross body purse, $180 / Forever New diamante jewelry, $8.94 / Oasis black drop earrings, $13 / Luv Aj gold tone necklace, $135 / Warehouse black fedora hat, $41 / D&G round frame sunglasses, $995
With versatile pieces, your evening dresses can be used for day time, hitting the casinos, or a more casual dinner. Changing from heels to flats with the romper dresses it down, and adding the hat is super fun. Peplum tops are SO versatile in a situation where you’re packing a lot of dresses… because they can be layered over top and instantly create the illusion of a skirt – plus you’ve got a whole new outfit. This sundress probably wasn’t necessary to pack, either… but if I’m being honest, I LIVE in sundresses – I like having one in my suitcase so I can just throw it on and run to the store, grab something out of the car, or lounge around the hotel in it. I also love layering lady like pieces (the lace romper) with a more casual piece (the sweatshirt)… It’s so casually cool.
Choose pieces you love and make sense for your style. For example, don’t pack jeans if you never wear them, choose a 2nd pair of shorts or a skirt instead). If you don’t wear it at home, you won’t wear it when you travel! Or swap heels for a pair of sexy boots. Whatever it is, make sure you love it and it makes sense for your destination.
You don’t need to pack more clothing… you just need to rethink how you wear it!
Have fun in Vegas, and play some blackjack for me.xo
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