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Tropical Honeymoon Packing

The art of packing is quite easy to master. Simply stick to the basics, leave room for trip purchases, stay organized in the process, and most importantly, keep your destination in mind. This week we'll cover the island destination. For newlyweds to-be bound for the tropics, just follow the following guidelines, and packing for the trip will an island breeze. For the flight, get a sturdy travel bag with lots of room. Trick of the trade: stow your purse inside the duffle for easy airport navigation. This J. McLaughlin option is both luxe and durable. Air travel is incredibly dehydrating all around. Keep your skin looking fresh post-flight with a facial mineral water spray. A change-of-name necessitates a few celebratory items. This Tiffany blue passport cover is perfectly befitting. Finally, layers are key for jet-setting. With uncontrollable temperatures on board, a lightweight scarf will keep you warm in-flight. Plus it makes an effortlessly chic addition to any ensemble. 

For the suitcase, you'd be surprised how just a few of the right basics will get you through the trip. The key is versatility. Start with the basics: A pair of skinny jeans will take you from your flight to a midnight walk on the beach to a windy terrace dinner. No need to pack more than one. Next you'll want a couple of blouses. This cut-out back option looks sweet with shorts, jeans, or even tucked into a breezy skirt. We love the neckline interest on this one as well, since you'll want to leave jewelry behind for this trip. A white eyelet dress can translate with ease from day to night with the simple change of a shoe. Plus it doubles as a flirty swim cover-up as well. Be sure to take a pair of sunnies along for strong island rays. What better time to buy a bridal white bikini than for your honeymoon? This halter version with scalloped trim is our first pick. For shoes, you'll want one pair of sandals and a heel. Opt for the wedge–it makes beach walks a cinch. For both pairs of shoes, choose a neutral tan hue. It looks fantastic with the subtle glow you'll get in the sun (but don't forget sunscreen!) and will pair easily with any ensemble. The maxi skirt is the ideal pick for a beach getaway. Again, it can easily transition from day to night, and a brightly-hued option will have you looking like a chic local. Finally, add in a couple of basic tanks and tees in solid neutral hues, two pairs of shorts, an anorack with a hood (in case of an island storm) and a solid cotton cardigan. Then zip up that suitcase, grab your passport and hit the road!

Island photo: Bora Bora

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