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What To Pack For a Picture Perfect Vacation

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I travel a lot, and a part of traveling, for me, is to take the best photos that I can when I’m at a destination. In my book, Capture Your Style, I teach you how to just how to do that. This guide is similar, but less technical–it’s not so much about how to use the camera, but how you look in front of it. My trick to getting great shots is to plan ahead of time. I always do an Instagram search of the place that I’m going so that I know what it looks like in photos, and then I plan my outfits around what will look the best there. Having nice photos from a trip is so important to me, because when I go back and look at them, I can remember every little detail and how I was feeling in the moment. Since summer is just around the corner, I wanted to share where I would go and how I would pack for three different picture-perfect vacation spots.First is Capri. I went here last year with Jacopo and had the most amazing time. I mean–it’s hard to have a bad time in Italy when you have a handsome Italian boy showing you around to all the best spots (just as long as he’s not a singer named Paolo). I knew in advance that Capri is filled with beautiful bright colors–a lot of yellows and blues, so I wanted to pack colors that would complement those. Keep it light and fun with flowy pieces and matching sets, and pack comfortable but cute shoes that you can walk in like block heeled sandals.1. Mara Hoffman
2. Mara Hoffman Top and Pants
3. Petersyn
4. Marysia
5. Raye
6. Levi’s
7. Lovers + Friends
8. Raye
9. Dodo Bar Or
10. Peter Pilotto
11. Lisa Marie Fernandez (30% off!)
12. Janessa Leone
13. Nannacay

Hamptons. The Hamptons are usually super hot and humid in the summer. I definitely like to pack a lot of flowy pieces that won’t stick to me. I pretty much only wear sandals and open-toe shoes when I’m here, and I love the preppy vibe of The Hamptons, so I pack a lot of stripes and dresses, but I’m also perfectly happy chilling in some denim shorts and a bikini top. 1. Flynn Skye
2. Privacy Please
3. Self-Portrait (30% off! Similar and affordable version here)
4. LoveShackFancy
5. Alice + Olivia Top (70% off now only $70!) and Pants (20% off)
6. Nobody Denim
7. Marysia High Waisted Bikini Bottom
8. Marysia
9. Eugenia Kim
10. Cornetti
11. Sol Sana

Chances are if you’re in the Caribbean, you’ll be spending most of your time in a bathing suit. Depending on the island, you’ll see a bunch of different styles, but I like to stick to pastels and blues that go really well with the rich green scenery and bright blue beaches.1. MISA Los Angeles
2. Brother Vellies
3. Rebecca de Ravenel
4. Lovers + Friends
5. Cornetti
6. Lovers + Friends
7. Diane von Furstenberg
8. Cult Gaia (More basket bags here!)
9. Tularosa
10. Adriana Degreas (one piece here)
11. Tularosa

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  2. These pics look amazing! Great idea to look into pictures before going and planning your outfits accordingly. Now that I’ve started my own blog and now know the importance of styling everything in your photos, this is a great idea!

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  3. Thank you for these tips! I will be traveling soon so I will definitely keep this in mind. I’m also reading your book so I still need to figure it out how to accomplish nice shots like yours! Love the shots of you in your amazing bikinis!

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  4. Loving all of these flowing maxi dresses and cute sandals! They’re the perfect outfit for any vacation, and it’s so easy to slip on! <3 :) Plus, they save so much space in your luggage! Loving all of these gorgeous photos, Aimee!

    XO, Elizabeth
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  5. This is really useful and I’m glad you added that mention of ‘Capture Your Style’ because I did not know what your book entails and now I’m wanting to buy!! Thank you!

    With Love & Style,
    ♥ Amber
    ALL THE AMBIENCE

  6. Tina says on May 31, 2017

    My husband and I are going to St. Lucia for our 25th Anniversary. I am so very excited and want to pack accordingly. Do you have any suggestions that you would like to share?

    Thank you,
    Tina Harrell

  7. Love how you do a research before. It’s a great way to make the most of your holidays and that you’re enjoying it. I’ll remember it next time. It’s a great tip to know what colours and outfits to pack.

  8. Thank you for these tips! I will be traveling soon so I will definitely keep this in mind. I’m also reading your book so I still need to figure it out how to accomplish nice shots like yours! Love the shots of you in your amazing bikinis!

  9. I loved this seciton of your book becuase it’s really helpful! I have a couple of trips coming up so I’m excited to try your tips! I also LOVE Capri – it’s one of my favourite places in the world and your choices for Capri were fabulous!

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  10. Amazing post – it’s so important to coordinate your outfits with the location you’re in! LOL. Love your tips, going abroad in a couple weeks and desperately trying to pull everything together before then! Will be sure to reference this post for Europe inspo :) thanks for your help as always Aimee!

    xx, Amy
    http://www.theluxilook.com

  11. This is a great post ! The effort you put into designing your shots ahead of time , has payed off . Much like I do as a costume designer , fitting the costume/clothes into the environment/landscape .
    Jandrew
    Dress The Part
    http://www.jandrewspeaks.com

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  13. The fact that you said ‘just as long as he’s not a singer named Paolo’ made you officially my favorite blogger! :)

  14. I loved this seciton of your book becuase it’s really helpful! I have a couple of trips coming up so I’m excited to try your tips! I also LOVE Capri – it’s one of my favourite places in the world and your choices for Capri were fabulous!

    x
    Shloka
    http://thesilksneaker.com

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  16. I love this! Looking at the location on instagram to plan outfits before going is brilliant! I am definitely using this tip next time I travel (too bad it’s not anytime soon)

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