Tickets are booked and it's time to pack your bags, but what jewelry should you take on your holiday? Here's your must pack list in ten pieces or less.
What jewelry should I pack for my next holiday?
If you're like me, packing for any holiday is something that should be started a week in advance. With all the luggage restrictions, we are forced to be selective in not only quantity but in weight, as well. Now that there are these fun-killing rules and regulations, there are ways that we can be smart about the pieces of jewelry that we choose to bring.
Your Jewelry Packing List -
From a Casual Day of Relaxing to a Night on the Town
First : Consider the location and climate
A beach holiday is completely different than a winery tour or a city adventure. Based on where you go, you'll also have an idea of what you will be doing from day to day, thus the type of wardrobe you will need.
Hot destinations : Lightweight jewelry that won't stick to your skin with humidity and sweat. If you love bolder pieces, go for statement earrings as they won't stick to your skin but can amp up a beachy wardrobe.
Mild and cool destinations : Since you likely won't be sweating 98% of the time on these types of holidays, your heavier and bolder jewelry (as well as stacking and layering) is a great option!
What Jewelry Should I Pack?
Here is the breakdown, in ten pieces or less:
One statement necklace - Having one necklace in tow that can dress up any outfit is a must! A statement necklace can dress up a simple tank dress, t-shirt or blouse for a nice dinner or night out.
Two lightweight necklaces in different lengths - Having a couple lighter weight necklaces will give you the versatility to wear them alone and switch up your more casual outings, or wear together in layers. One short to mid length piece, and one longer necklace gives you the ability to mix and match (and you can even try layering them with your one statement necklace).
One everyday earring - Whether you choose a stud earring, a hoop, or a classic piece that you wear all the time, the everyday earring is the go-to for all occasions. The beach, a tour, zip lines or a bike ride, this pair of earrings will be there.
One pair of dangle earrings (this isn't a Must Bring, but something I like to sneak in) - I love a longer dangle earring for when I'm not wearing a necklace. It's an easy way to quickly feel dressed up without having to fuss with multiple pieces.
One pair of statement earrings - Even if you wouldn't typically bring this, it's a great just-in-case item to pack. At the time of selecting my jewelry, I never think I will need a bold earring, but when the time comes, I am touched by the magic of the vacation and always end up grabbing them. The Statement Earring gives you the opportunity to glam up any outfit and try something you may not usually try at home. They're great to have for a museum visit, night of dancing, cocktails or going to see live music.
One bold bracelet or cuff - A bold bracelet is a simple way to add oomph to an outfit without having to coordinate a whole jewelry ensemble. Pair this with your statement earrings, or your lightweight necklaces.
Two to three dainty bracelets - These can be a metal, rope, leather, beads, or one of each. Try to grab bracelets that are in complimentary colours to one another, as well as to the clothing you pack, so that you can get the most wear out of them. Wear one at a time, together on one wrist, or one on each wrist.
The All Time Best Jewelry Packing Tip :
Bring pieces that are adjustable or interchangeable. Designers are loving these types of versatile pieces and they've become extremely popular. Having a necklace that can be worn short or long gives you more options and wearability than a piece that can only be one length. Another fantastic option is having a piece that can be worn as either a necklace or wrapped around the wrist and worn as a bracelet. Brilliant and versatile!
Here are some pieces from the Apostyle collection that are adjustable or interchangeable.
Pack it In :
Now that you have selected what jewelry to wear, you now need to figure out how to pack it all.
There are some beautiful options for jewelry travel organizers that help you store and protect your jewelry. These organizers are great for at-home storage, as well as for travel, but keep in mind that they can add weight and take up room. While there are a number of these options out there, click here to see the best ones I have found from Clos-ette.
For those of us who don't want to sacrifice weight or space, there are some handy DIY packing tips from Travel Fashion Girl. Click here to see all of her suggestions and ideas.