Essentials for a Stylish Labor Day Getaway
Sun hat – the Panama hat from J.Crew is the real deal. This timeless piece is extremely versatile and adds instant style and UV protection.
Light Jacket or scarf- for after sundown a light jacket or summery scarf for a little warmth. Even a long sleeved denim shirt will do, it’s easy to pack and wear…goes with everything!
Picnic blanket – Soggy bums aren’t fun so make sure its waterproof. We recommend Picnic at Ascot’s blanket with waterproofing on the bottom, soft felt on top with easy to carry strap.
Wet naps – don’t forget the details. Who doesn’t appreciate a wet nap on a picnic?
Bug spray – especially important at sunset when mosquitoes are most active. Remember to reapply, and don’t wear perfume, it attracts insects! Think about it, make yourself smell like a flower and insects will think you are a flower.
Tan Towels – Get tan before you ever leave your house with an easy sunless tan that anyone can do. Tan Towels are the best method to applying sunless tanner evenly, no blotching! No special prep needed, just wipe on after a shower and dry time is very quick. We recommend Kate Somerville sunless tan towels from Sephora, remember this is not a replacement for sunblock.
Don’t over pack shoes – they are heavy and take up a lot of space. It’s only a weekend trip…take as few as possible. You can do it! Take special care to select pairs that go with more than one outfit.
Plan your outfits – start thinking about outfits at least a week in advance. That will give enough time to make a quick drop to the dry cleaners if needed. Then check the forecast 3 days before to ensure your choices are weather appropriate.
Select comfortable yet chic outfits for traveling. Comfy doesn’t mean sloppy! It means easy to wear clothing in breathable fabrics that will help make your trip a pleasant one.
What's in my bag:
Oh look it's almost noon o'clock = wine time! I'll be headed for wine county this Labor Day weekend for a Santa Maria style BBQ. It's end of summer so have some fun. Be concise, thorough and smart when packing for your stylish Labor Day get away.