Ashley

LA Vibes | Packing Ideas

Ashley
LA Vibes | Packing Ideas

I am going to be visiting LA for a long weekend this summer, so I have been thinking about my packing list as the trip gets closer. I will be joining my family, who will already be out there for the week on vacation. I kinda wrote a rough packing list, back when I booked my flight in March, but now I’m working on fine tuning the list and creating a vibe for the trip.

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I will be flying out to LA, so I kinda need to keep everything to one carry-on suitcase. Especially, since I don’t really own anything bigger personally. This is always a struggle for me, as I tend to overpack. I always need to be prepared for anything that is thrown at me, even while on vacation.

Vibes for the Trip

  • Neutral colors + with pops of color

  • Classic California style

  • Cutoff Denim Shorts + Oversized Sweaters

  • Timeless Style One-Piece Bathing Suit

The vibe I’m leaning towards for this trip is kinda a classy, California style vibe. Lots of neutral colors, with just pops of color. Oversized lighter washed denim jacket. Black one-piece bathing suit, in a timeless cut and style. I kinda think it would be cool to have a straw cross-body bag for LA, but we will see I can locate one at either Goodwill, or on clearance at Target before the trip. You can see more inspiration photos on my Pinterest board.

Clothing Packing Ideas

  • Linen Shorts

  • Linen Jogger’s

  • Basic Tanks & Tees

  • Striped Ralph Lauren Button-up

  • Jumpsuit or Maxi Dress

  • Oversized Denim Jacket

  • Sweatshirt

  • One piece Bathing Suit in a classic style

  • Leather Sandals

  • White Converse

  • Tennis Shoes for hiking

With the list so far, I know it is too much. It looks more like a list for a week long trip, or if I plan on doing multiple outfit changes everyday. I think what I need to do the weekend before I leave is, lay out everything and start creating outfits and TRYING the stuff on. This way I can tell better on how to cut down on my packing list.

Makeup Vibes

  • SPF protection

  • Simple and natural

  • Your Face But Better vibes

For my beauty routine in LA, I’m going to be focusing on SPF [I burn really easily], earthy tones, and a fresh base. My skincare I’m going to keep really simple, as I never like to go all out while on vacation without all of my own towels, especially when staying at an airbnb. I will probably resort to using makeup wipes, something I try to avoid, but they are handy when traveling and you aren’t staying at a hotel.

I will of course bring moisturizer, eye cream, a toner spray, lip balm, and sheet face masks as part of my skincare routine. My skin always feels really dry after flying, and I always need to pamper my skin with a face mask while traveling.

Makeup Packing Ideas

  • Supergoop! Sunscreen

  • Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation

  • Tarte Shapetape Concealer

  • itCosmetics Bye Bye Pores illumination powder or MAC Studio Fix Powder in NW10

  • Anastasia of Beverly Hills Brow Definer

  • MAC Blush in Melba

  • Anastasia of Beverly Hills Sugar Glow Kit

  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara or a new CoverGirl favorite

  • NARS Laguna Bronzer

  • Anastasia of Beverly Hills Soft Glam or Sultry eyeshadow palette (though, I might just use my bronzer as eyeshadow — we shall see)

Well, we shall see what I end up packing and how much I actually use while on my trip. Also, if you have any LA recommendations feel free to share them with me!