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What worse than lugging a heavy bag to your summer vacation spot, only to pop it open and find it filled with too many of all the wrong things?

If you pack lightweight, versatile clothing instead, you can save money on luggage fees at the airport and even hoist your own bag into the overhead compartment. If you driving, you find yourself with room in the trunk for souvenirs.

And, most importantly, the fewer wardrobe choices you have, the quicker you be wading into the surf or taking in the sights.

What worse than lugging a heavy bag to your summer vacation spot, only free run 2 to pop it open and find it filled with too many of all the wrong things?

If you pack lightweight, versatile clothing instead, you can save money on luggage fees at the airport and even hoist your own bag into the overhead compartment. If you driving, you find yourself with room in the trunk for souvenirs.

And, most importantly, the fewer wardrobe choices you have, the quicker you be wading into the surf or taking in the sights.

lighter you travel, the easier it is the whole way through, says style expert Mary Alice Stephenson.

Here are tips from the experts for packing light:

Light layersStephenson suggests taking several lightweight items that can be mixed and matched.

A light summer dress in a colorful print, vibrant color or with beading or sequins in cotton or a silk blend is her top pick. A short tunic, long maxi or something in between can be worn over a bathing suit with flip flops, or with embellished sandals at night.

need a summer dress that is beach friendly but glamorous for going out at night, said Stephenson, whose clients includ free run 2 e models Molly Sims and Hilary Rhoda an free run 2 d actress Michelle Monaghan.

Then add a pair of khaki pants or capris. kind of like summer jeans, says Stephenson. really light and airy. pants aren your thing, grab a pull on skirt in breezy cotton or gauze.

With a neutral on the bottom, add something special on top, like a floaty blouse with embellishments, puff sleeves, or a feminine, floral print, Stephenson said.

VersatilityNext is a T shirt or tank top, basics that come in all colors and prices and can be worn with everything including those khakis already in the bag.

Pick the best bathing suit for your body, and use it as another item in your interchangeable vacation wardrobe.

Another option is a wrap dress, like the signature style in jersey from Diane von Furstenberg. It doesn wrinkle, and feels light and soft, the designer says.

you could only have one thing, you could take the wrap dress, she says. will take you to the beach, to visit churches and to dinner. the chillA sea breeze or a blast of air c free run 2 onditioning can leave you shivering, so pack your favorite cardigan, in cotton or thin cashmere.

can be belted over the tank top or worn over the summer dress or worn with khakis, says Stephenson.

Or take a thin shawl or pareo, which can cut the cold and be used many ways, from a trendy summer scarf to beach cover up.

have a very light cashmere shawl I carry everywhere, says von Furstenberg, who travels often.

out for heavy, wooden stacked heels, and anything with a platform will weigh more, Funk says. less material the better. the extrasCarry a tote bag that can double as a beach bag, and bring a clutch or small shoulder bag for sightseeing, Stephenson says. Take one necklace in coral or turquoise or chandelier earrings to dress up your outfits. Pack a crushable sun hat.