Before every vacation the packing problem can be real challenging. For a summer vacation you should take comfortable, yet trendy clothes and accessories. Based on your destination, the activities you planned, the environment, the climate and the customs of the place should be important elements you must take into consideration that might also make your task easier. Follow a few tips in order to know what to pack for your summer vacation.

If you are planning a relaxing vacation this summer in order to forget about all the stress of your daily life, you'll certainly need a comfortable and feminine wardrobe to take with you. A beautiful beach, blue waters and a delicious cocktail are the only things in your mind. Yet, your first concern before leaving should be what to pack.

Summer wardrobe
Comfortable clothes, maxi dresses, short dresses, bathing suit, a few pairs of jeans, basic, white t-shirts and shorts are some of the items that you should pack for a summer vacation. Choose natural fabrics for your pants and blouses, like linen, cotton or silk, and neutral colors such as beige, black, gray, brown, white and blue.

Don’t forget the accessories, handbags, scarves, hats, sunglasses that might help you refresh any outfit. Large handbags are the right choice. Try a mailman bag as it will allow to take pictures and enjoy all things around you. However, before choosing what to pack you need to get some information upon the climate of the place. As an advice, take also a cardigan, a boyfriend blazer or a leather jacket as weather can be quite unpredictable.


Comfortable shoes
Regardless the destination you'll probably have to walk a lot in order to visit all the places. Try packing two pairs of comfortable, already worn shoes or sandals. Avoid taking with you new shoes as you have no clue if they are comfortable or not. One of the pair must have a thicker sole. Also, you should put more elegant shoes too in case you have to go to a party or just to have dinner in a fancy restaurant. For the beach, flip-flops are perfect.

Beauty
Especially during the vacation, don’t forget to get your beauty products, cleansing lotion, moisturizing cream, sun protection. Even when you’re not tanning, use a SPF lotion with antioxidant properties and moisturizing ingredients.
Sun protection is mandatory. As for the makeup products, you should keep it as simple as possible. A concealer, a mascara and eventually a brown eyeliner, lip gloss and a lip balm. If you have enough space, you can still put the hair straightener and the blow dryer.

Hair accessories
In order to feel comfortable during your vacation, choose loose hairstyles. A side braid, a tousled beach hair or a messy chignon will not only allow you to have a good time, but they are also some of the hottest hairstyle trends for summer 2010. They are easy and quick to make, and they can be adapted for any occasion. Therefore, you should also pack some flirty and playful accessories such as colorful headscarves and headbands, as well as more chic hairpins for a night out.


Books and music
Choose optimistic books for a fun vacation. Depending on the place you are spending your vacation, mix music belonging to different cultures. Make a play list with songs that relax you and keep you optimistic.

Tips

Denim is one of the hottest fashion trends this summer. Therefore, you can take with you various denim clothing items: two pairs of jeans, a black and a blue one, shorts that your can wear at the beach, a denim skirt that you can also wear on a night out if properly accessorized, and a denim shirt or jacket.

The summer dress is probably the basic element of a vacation luggage. Made from breezy fabrics, it is both comfortable and feminine. You can go for a maxi or for a short one, with prints or in one color. Team your summer dress with sandals, a straw handbag and chunky bracelets. For an evening outfit you can match it with with a cardigan or a denim jacket.

In order to protect against the harmful sun rays don't forget to take a straw hat. This way you'll not only protect your face, but also your hair that can be strongly damaged by the sun.

T-shirts are an essential item especially during summer vacation. They are comfy and very easy to match. If you choose to wear a printed t-shirt, try to keep the rest of your outfit simple.