Summer is almost here, and many folks are already busy making their plans for this season’s vacation. While taking some time off is always enjoyable, planning and packing can be stressful. Here are some tips for preparing a suitcase full of casual plus size clothing for summer travel.

Lightweight: Summer style should be light, cool, and relaxed – especially when you are on vacation! So bring light cotton, linen, and jersey tops that won’t weigh you down. This will also help you with the second tip…

Pack Light: Traveling is much easier when you make an effort to pack light. This is easy if you bring a few plus size separates that can be mixed and matched to create several outfits. For example, bring a skirt to wear with some of your casual tops. Pack a dressy cover-up that matches one of your tops and now you’ve created a formal outfit – and you only had to pack one extra piece!

Pack Easy: Pack items that are easy to launder and don’t require ironing. That way you won’t be stuck searching for an iron in your hotel room. Casual plus size clothing that is easy to care for also tends to be lightweight, so you can check off the second tip, too.