I’m such a difficult packer during vacation time.
I want to take everything and anything I may need. And if you’re like me, you know what a hassle it is to travel when you have 900 different outfit ideas in mind. You want to bring all the shoes you may or may not need (what if it rains?)
You want to bring 3 different types of jackets in case of freak weather incidents.
Let’s not forget all the accessories too like hats, purses, and my toughest traveling decision: jewelry.
Because let’s face it, traveling with jewelry is not a MUST. We don’t have to take our favorite necklaces, rings, and earrings. But it does add a nice touch to a vacation outfit. I personally love the way a simple ring or necklace can elevate any look.
And if you’re like me, you’ll want to bring at least something on your next trip. Follow these simple steps to make traveling with jewelry less of a hassle and more of a pleasure!
Less Is More
As a rule of thumb, less is always more. And when you’re traveling the last thing you want to do is take too many things (so you can bring back more, obviously).
Consider taking only your staple statement pieces: Any bands or rings, one set of earrings, and a necklace.
If you are attending any special events, allow your other accessories to speak more than your jewelry. Simple is always best and you can still carry the least amount of things and look very elegant.
Below are a few jewelry ideas that are simple yet very elegant and timeless
Get Your Jewels Their Own Case
Sure there are tons of DIY tricks on Pinterest about how to store jewelry – like putting necklaces through a straw to keep them untangled. But that means more time DIY’ing and less time traveling.
If DIY’s are your thing, then by all means do them. Some are very innovative. I personally like to keep my DIY’s more decor focused and I opt in for a traditional jewelry case.
Think of the gorgeous victorians and their many suitcases boarding steam ships and trains. They carried around hat boxes, portable closets, and boxes for their own jewels. Carrying a case like that was considered very elegant.
A special small jewelry case can fit in your purse, carry on, and all luggages with minimal effort into packing. Take the one below as an example of an easy (and elegant) case to store all your jewels.
Protect Your Jewelry
A word of wisdom when traveling with jewelry is to keep it protected – especially any valuables that are near and dear to you (like wedding bands and rings). And no matter how careful we are when traveling, accidents and misplacements happen (more than we care to think).
Insuring them through Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company is a smart move. Just like train cases are an old tradition, Jeweler’s Mutual has been insuring jewelry for over 100 years and is one of the most trusted services for repairs as well! This is especially handy for any watches that may break while your on holiday. I broke mine a few years back and I still kick myself for being so careless!
Don’t forget to check out their amazing repair and insurance services before your next trip.
Keep Them Clean On The Go
Imagine yourself at the beach and suddenly sand and mud gets onto your favorite rings or bracelets. Instead of heading back to your hotel room to clean everything and probably leave it back there, use Bling Wipes! They’re amazing wipes for all your jewelry to keep it sparkly and clean. Put a packet into your beach tote or purse and you’re good to go! The best part is their under $13. Check them out here.
However you decide to travel with your jewelry, just make sure you don’t make things complicated for yourself. Take the time to pack lightly, correctly, and don’t forget to take an extra measure of protection by insuring anything that needs it.
I am taking a few jewelry pieces along with me for my next trip, which I can’t wait to share wit you!
Are you planning any trips soon? Where are you headed? Leave me a comment below!