Packing for St. Barth

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When you are on holiday and need to change your city-closet to a summer-boho-beach-deluxe wardrobe you have to think basics. You kind of see yourself in these long floral printed dresses with a big hat and huge sunglasses that covers half of your face, but is this really you? You still want to have the same syle that is “YOU” so the big question is how to look style and chic in tropical destinations but expressing your true style.
In New York, London, or Copenhagen I wear a lot of colours and usually I spice my outfit up with some prints. When I was packing for St. Barth, which is a the closest I get to the definition of paradise, I thought to bring as little as possible in order  to travel more light and easy and to actually use (almost) everything I packed. If you plan your outfits and how you can mix your skirt with another top, and re-use that same top with short shorts for daytime, then you have already made your luggage half full. (Which then means that you have space to do some shopping).
What I packed in my suitcase for one week in the caribbean:

4 pair of shoes (which was really tuff for me because I love shoes but honestly I did not miss a pair while I was away):

  • Two pair of high heels (so you do not have to use the same pair every night)
  • One pair of espadrilles (which were the only flats I brought. I skipped the flip flop and flat sandals)
  • One pair of sneakers for training and one pair of “fashion” sneakers to travel in
  • 2 shorts
  • 2 bikinis
  • 2 skirts
  • 1 dress (for that one special night)
  • 12 t-shirts/shirts/tops
  • 2 pair of sunglasses
  • 4 bags (different sizes for different occasions)
  • Beauty and skincare products

    Et Voila – you are ready for the caribbean!

    Below are some pictures of some of my outfits in St. Barth and pictures of my favourite tropical item, palm trees.

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This is my favourite beach in the world, Gouverneur beach in St. Barth66319f5c-ff72-49d8-b905-3dc5105b5cb9

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Day beach outfit – here at Flammands Beach, St. Barth b79cc149-01bb-4160-a9b7-9073be5457af

Another beach outfit   8adec6fe-66e1-4b20-9001-1d44721139dd

Evening outfit 

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Day outfit, all velvet 

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Big tropical kiss from St. Barth

Julie Pallesen

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