If someone called you now and said pack your bags we’re leaving on vacation tomorrow, could you be ready? Or would sheer panic set in because your mind immediately goes to OMG I have nothing to wear?
I’m the girl who pre-Hanger would’ve completely panicked.
I’m certainly not complaining, but my family just sprung a last minute trip to the beach on me and going from dressing for Missouri to dressing for the beach in a matter of a few days can be a very terrifying thing for a mid-20s girl who cares about her Instagram presence. With 2 days to pack for the trip my normal routine of tallying the items on my Pinterest closet inspo board that I don’t currently own, scrambling to get to the nearest mall, and knocking out a pre-vacation binge shopping sesh, wasn’t going to happen.
This is where I’m going to tell you that Hanger is a lifestyle. A beautiful lifestyle. One that I’ve always dreamt of, but didn’t know how to achieve. One that sounded so stress-free, guilt-free, and peaceful, but I couldn’t even think of the steps to actually achieving it. There had to be a better way to manage style, clothes, and closet – where you only buy what you need, you love everything you have, and you only own what you actually use.
And when you go to pack, you would know what you should bring without having to buy an entire new vacation wardrobe for a climate you’ll only be in for a week or so…there had to be something to ease packing lists and track outfits combos. Well now, there is. As my friend asked me, ‘do you know what you’re going to pack?’ I said ‘yep’! Thanks Hanger. 🙂
How the Hanger app helped me pack:
With only a small suitcase, I needed to make sure all the items I brought paired well with at least 2 outfits. With all my items being interchangeable, I could make more outfits and have more options. Hanger helped me see what other outfit combinations I could make with the items I wanted to bring, and then allowed me to tag each item ‘beach-cation’ and violá, there’s my packing list + all my outfit combos! AHHH, THE RELIEF.
Packing time? 7 minutes tops. Not to mention – when I get to the beach, I can enjoy it much longer because it won’t take me 10 years to pick out my outfits! This girl is jumpin’ for joy. I LOVE YOU, HANGER.
How I planned my outfits:
Swimsuits: 2 tops + 2 bottoms that mix & match [that makes 4 suits]
Tops: 2 + kimono [that makes 4 top combos] [kimono doubles as a coverup]
Bottoms: 3 [4 tops x 3 bottoms = 12 outfits]
Dresses: 2 [one doubles as a coverup]
Accessories: 2 necklaces, 1 bracelet, 1 ring, a beach bag, a small purse
That’s 14 outfits, 4 suit options, and 8 swimsuit + coverup combos [sometimes math is cool]
Shoes: These always get me. they take up way too much space and want to bring my whole shoe wardrobe! Try this.
Beach shoes: flip flops
Day shoes: sandals
Night shoes: wedges
Gym shoes: Nikes in case I hit the gym. It’s always a nice thought. [I’ll travel in these]
If you bring your favorite shoe in each category above you won’t be upset about the past of your shoe closet being at home. Also – travel in your bulkiest shoe to cut down on space needed.
My travel outfit doubles as gym attire: just in case. Add toiletries and basics, and….packing complete.
Next stop: beach, please!
Moral of the story: stop hurting yourself packing and picking out outfits. Let Hanger do the work, so you can sit back, relax, and sip a piña colada in the sand.
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Ashley Dolan - Content Marketing Manager, Hanger.io Ashley runs Hanger’s social media, blog, and content creation. She has a strong appreciation for beautifully crafted content, authentic style, and a well-managed closet. She digs the local food scene, cooking, crafting, and styling events.
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