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Memorial Day is less than two weeks away and before we know it summer will be here so the number one thing on our minds has to be vacation! Getting away to recharge with family and friends is the best feeling but deciding what jewelry to bring on a trip can throw us for a loop. Do we pack for style or for ease? Do we bring all of our favorites or keep it minimal? Don’t worry, we’ve thought of it all and have an easy guideline for your jewelry packing plan! With our tips you’ll have everything you need for sparkle and convenience on your next vacation.
1. Bring A Mix of Silver and Gold
Most of us pick silver or gold jewelry based on personal preferences like what we think goes best with our skin tone, our clothing, or what’s in style in our culture. The thing with travel is that it changes all of that. We may buy new clothes on vacation that shines with silver so this pavé link bracelet would be perfect , or we may discover that after some time in the sun you look great in the gold of these pavé crystal convertible earrings? Our perspectives change with travel and having a mixture of both kinds of jewelry will complement that.
2. Pack for Daily Wear and Statement Pieces
Maybe you’re planning a trip where you could be doing something different everyday from outdoors excursions to visiting museums to gourmet food tours. With an unpredictable itinerary my best advice is to pack the jewelry you would feel comfortable in for daily wear when you’re at home. This pavé leather bracelet by Joan Boyce and stud earrings by Absolute are great examples of daily wear pieces to pack. Your everyday jewelry will feel comfortable to you in any setting and it will save you the headache of trying to foresee the future!
Once you have your regular pieces selected, do pack some statement jewelry. These accessories are meant to stand out and will spice up your look if needed. Think of bigger, necklaces, bolder colors like these pavé crystal hoop earrings, and items with more intricate designs like this multicolored turquoise bronze necklace by Studio Barse.
3. Keep It Tidy
Have you ever perfected your packing and then arrived at your destination only to find a mess of knotted necklaces or scuffed up items from the transit? Not this time! There are some easy and inexpensive ways to avoid this like threading half of a necklace strand through a plastic straw, pinning your earrings through button holes, and using traveler jewelry boxes for bigger collections. To make sure your jewelry stays ready to shine while on vacation it’s really helpful to have an emergency jewelry cleaning travel kit. Sweat, sun, and water can tarnish our favorite pieces fast and now we can fix that issue ASAP.
4. More is More
While it’s true that with clothing we have to be conservative due to space, the beauty of jewelry is that it all packs away to practically nothing! In my experience having more options will actually help spread your wardrobe a little farther by giving repeat outfits a completely different look with accessories. If you’re on the fence about bringing a piece go ahead and pack it. Having an extra set of earrings like these hoop-drop earrings by Jean Dousset in case something breaks or is lost can never hurt!
If you were stranded on an island what is the one thing you would want to have with you?