Things we love: Easy packing tips for your honeymoon (or your next romantic getaway)


Overpacking is so last year. Whether you are heading on your honeymoon or for a getaway, you don’t want to lug a ton of luggage through the airport. Instead, opt for a lighter load on your expeditions to make more room for souvenirs and any other spontaneous travel and purchase decisions. A great way to do this is to pack a capsule wardrobe.

Funky accessories meet a functional base for the most fashionable and comfortable travel capsule you could tote. Denim and plaid are two superstars, especially this time of year, so any ensemble sporting either will give your vacation snaps all the outfit-envy you could want.

Here are suggestions for men and for women using one central “it” piece to pack around.

For women

Meet your “it” piece.

Nicole Alex Piper Dress
Nicole Alex Piper Dress, $110, available at

This midi tank top dress is everything you want in a basic—it’s equipped with a built-in shelf bra for a little support on weary travels days, and it’s made of a dreamy and breathable bamboo-cotton-jersey fabric. Tie a knot at the bottom of the dress to easily alter the length and fit, and let the accessories do the work. You can build any outfit from this updated and sensible LBD.

Here are some accessories we love to pair with this dress to take it from day sightseeing to a night on the town.

Beaded Chain Wool Felt Panama Hat, $88, available at Nordstrom
Studded Denim Jacket, $298, available at
Dolce Vita Uma Studded Ankle Booties, $210, available at
“Fireworks” Silk Scarf, $29, available at
So Chic Grey Multi Plaid Blazer, $128, available at
Ulla Johnson Emeline Heel, $495, available at

For men

Meet your star player.

When it comes to fashion, especially men’s fashion, texture does a lot of talking—and the textiles this season will give you plenty of room to express yourself. To fill the most unfussy vacation suitcase you’ve ever dealt with, start with olive, yes, olive.

Olive is just as easy to manipulate as khaki, black, or navy. Nice enough to dress up and cool enough to dress down, these olive pants give you opportunity after opportunity to dazzle with your duds. Remember this moment; you’ve just met your new favorite.

Engineered Garments Chino Twill Andover Pant, $265, available at

Versatile pants in this mysteriously sexy color allow for lots of style savvy—add a casual cap, layer tops, or slip on slick kicks to take these pants anywhere from lunch by the Louvre to midnight on the town.

Orian Black Aviators, $225, available at
A.P.C. Copper Varsity Jacket, $875, available at
1901 Trim Fit Sport Shirt, $59.50, available at
Common Projects Achilles Low-Top Suede Sneaker, $423, available at
Italian Wool Houndstooth Sport Coat, $745, available at
Paul Smith Denim Shirt, $195, available at
Gucci Jordaan Bit Loafer, $730, available at



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