I’ve got packing on the brain! We leave for our summer trip to Europe soon. A small group of us will be going for a few city side trips. Then, we join the large group friends in Mykonos where we have rented two houses with a cook.
I’m excited! The only place I have been to before on the itinerary is Paris. So, some new adventures. The weather temperature highs should be in the low 70’s in Paris and Prague and the high 70’s in Greece.
I’m hoping to pack as lightly as I can and cover city and beach attire. Here’s what I’m planning for my Summer Travel Wardrobe Mix and Match Outfits.
Packable Straw Hat • Sunglasses • Red Cotton Dress (on sale) • Wicker Bangles • White Denim Jacket • Gentle Souls Espadrilles • Cross Body Bag I love crossbody bags when lots of walking is involved–even here in San Francisco! The bag can fit in the tote when traveling. • Houndstooth tote
Comfortable shoes for the airport and plane are a good idea.
Denim Jacket • Large Cotton and Silk Scarf This is nice for an extra layer and I can wear is later as pareo over my swimsuit. • Solid Gap T-shirts I love these. They are inexpensive and thicker. Plus, they come in tall, regular and petite (I get petite medium–looser but tailored). T-shirts are so easy to pack! • Black jeans • Blue Cotton Cardigan I have this in several colors. • Perforated sneaker • Houndstooth tote
Packable Straw Hat • White Cover-up I have one like this that I can wear as a tunic with a white camisole and jeans, too. • French Sun/Reading Glasses These Izipizi glasses are already packed in my tote so that I can read on the beach or by the pool. • Wicker Bangles • Red Bathing Suit I bought this hoping the round button will take the eye off my thighs. • Tan Sandal with back strap Great for walking on cobblestones. So comfortable. I tried them on…I want them. • Houndstooth tote
Packable Straw Hat • Pearl necklace • Tortoise Shell Glasses • Cross Body Bag This is a great size and value from Saks Off Fifth. I bought it.• Midi Pink and Blue Dress (flattering fit–I got it on sale). • Blue Cotton Cardigan • Tan Sandal with a back strap or • Perforated sneaker
Packing Check List
I’m going to be packing in a mid-sized bag. We thought about trying to pack in a carry-on but even those would have to be checked on the smaller European airplanes (Athens to Mykonos, etc) and we have a direct flight from SFO to Paris. I will bring my toiletries and one day’s worth of clothes in my tote. I could probably do a carry-on but this is less stressful and hopefully, I will have some room to bring back a souvenir or two. Have you ever had your luggage lost?
Packing three pairs of shoes will be hard! If I am being honest, I think I will wear my slip on Van’s and add a slim pair of flip flops to the three shoes listed. They say for every pair of pants, bring three tops. This does that. If this was a one week trip, I would cut back. We will probably be able to wash some things and line dry them in Mykonos.
Speaking of washing…Howard bought this machine washable linen blazer from the Banana Republic for me. I may substitute my white denim jacket for this on the trip. If it looks like rain before we leave, I will bring my jacket similar to this (it’s lightweight).
Check out Cindy’s post “How To Rock An Over 50 Travel Wardrobe.” Also, my husband’s “Steps To Plan an Unforgettable Large Group Vacation.”
Do you have any vacation plans this summer? These “Summer Travel Wardrobe Mix and Match Outfits” will look cute at home, too 🙂 Any advice for what we should do in Athens, Mykonos (or surrounding islands) or Prague?