So I will try to share with you my own experiences in this post and the next one!
I will describe what I take with me and how I packed my clothes and accessories.
For men, it's always much more easy....
It's easier to pack vintage clothes for summer vacations, when you know that weather will be nice!
So first, I don't use the same suitcases if we travel by car or by plane.
When we travel by car we use vintage suitcases, but by plane, AVOID them!!!! We have had really bad experiences while using 50's suitcases while coming back from the USA... damaged suitcases and even one time one openned and our clothes were saved only by a small strap!
I usually need almost a week to finish my suitcase...
I HATE to prepare it!!!
First I must know how many outfits I will need, depending if I want or have to wear one several times.
I always check what kind of weather we will have because if you need something when you have already left, it's too late.You will not find vintage sweaters, umbrellas, coat... in the next supermarket!
After that I choose dresses, skirts, blouses, pants, shorts... depending of the weather we are expecting. I choose a coat and/or and just one or two sweaters that can match everything if needed.
My biggest problem is that I often overdressed but when I'm on vacations I'm always a bit more lazy, so my advice is to choose comfy clothes! I often choose dresses that stay in my suitcase because I don't feel to wear them...
Before to valid an outfit, I try everything before departure to check if it fits well and also to check if it don't need any repair...
but I must tell you that I always bring with me a small emergency sewing bag (needles, buttons, basic threads, safety pins).
I usually pack with me things that I have already worn at least once because I know how comfortable they are!
I always iron all clothes before to pack them because you often don't know what you will find in an hotel.
I heard that some vintage lovers roll clothes in suitcase to avoid them to be wrinckled... I have never tried, I only carefully fold them. The heavier ones on the bottom.
One usefull advice if you are travelling by plane with your man, don't use a suitcase for him and one for you!!! That's a big mistake because if your suitcase is lost (what I fear the most when I use plane!!!!) you will finish holidays naked or in awfull new clothes!!!! Mix your clothes with your hubby's ones and if one suitcase is lost you will have at least the half of what you planned!
What I usually do when I travel by plane is too pack my most beloved clothes/accessories in my hand luggages!
Packing for spring or fall vacations is not easy when you can have almost every weather: sun, rain, cold, warm! I don't like travelling in these seasons...
I like to pack simple vintage coton dresses with short sleeves, they are so versatile, easy to pack with their light weight! You can wear them with a sweater and stockings for colder days or just like that for sunny ones!
I will share with you in the next post what accessories to choose when you travel (shoes, hats, jewels, purses...) and how to pack them safetly.
Do you wear vintage on vacation ?
Do you have tips to pack your luggages ?