Budget-Friendly Vacation Packing Tips

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H&M Swim Top | One Teaspoon Shorts | Old Navy Bag | Lack of Colour Hat | Madewell Sandals (on sale!)
H&M Beach Towel | Ray-ban Sunglasses | Photos by Sam Gidley

It’s no secret that packing for any vacation is tough work as there’s a constant push-and-pull effect when it comes to what you’ll bring along. Most people want their pieces to be fashion-forward yet comfortable, trendy yet practical, and “blogger-approved” but not too costly. Then there’s always those pesky questions that everyone has asked themselves at least once while filling their suitcase: “Am I packing too much?” and/or “Will I have enough to wear?”

I rest my case. Packing kind of sucks. However, there’s always one thing you can do that is sure to check off all of the ticks on your packing to-bring list, and that’s packing cute, but budget-friendly vacation pieces. Recently I’ve found that H&M offers a ton of great original and look-a-like items for vacation. For example, I found this super-cute swim top for only $20, and it looks just like one I had been eyeing from a more expensive brand. They also have a number of great summer essentials that will help make your vacation that much trendier. I scooped up this great beach towel for my recent vacation to Mexico, but I also love their sunglasses and cover-ups!

When packing, I didn’t just look online either! I’d also stop in-store to places like Old Navy and UAL to see what deals and sales they had going on at the time. That’s how I was able to score great pieces like this reversible tote for only $10! The deals are out there. You just have to be patient enough to look for them. And at the end of the day, no matter how many trendy and budget-friendly pieces you score, packing for vacation takes planning. Start the hunt early! That way, you’ll be that much more prepared when the date of your vacation actually rolls around.

What other tips do you guys have for vacation packing? I’d love to hear!

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