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Lavenda’s Closet fashion exclusive: Getaway spring and summer packing list

Black leather jacket
Black leather jacketTravis Geny Photography

Are you making plans for a few spring and summer weekend getaways? Great, I feel like some classy casual in style fashion. What do you think?

So, to get the ball rolling, I talked to Lavenda Memory for Lavenda’s Closet for an exclusive look at what she recommends as her (Go-to) in style top ten essentials for spring and summer packing list.

What to pack into your weekend getaway suitcase, let’s begin.

  1. Hats: I am a huge hat person. I wear hats year round to protect me from the rain most of the year and then in the summer, the sun. I picked up a fedora on Venice Beach last summer. It's still a staple for me going into this spring.
  2. Scarves are a great way to add some color and texture to an outfit. They can also pull color from your shoes or handbag when you're looking to complete a look.
  3. Floral prints are huge for 2014 and I wanted to incorporate them subtly so a perfect way to do that is with a scarf. For my spring outfits, you'll see a warm floral scarf by Naturally Knotty as well as a blue floral select by Chan Luu.
  4. Sunglasses are a must in the spring and summer. Depending where you are, it's an all year accessory. I am obsessed with the oversized glasses in opaque hues like the ones I'm wearing from Top Shop.
  5. Totes are a necessity for weekend trips or long days out and about. I love the smaller size of this white tote and the soft leather is like (Butt-tah) to touch. A neutral or white handbag is a must for spring
  6. Silver pumps and wedge heeled sandals: I love a pointed heel because makes us petite ladies look a little longer. A Portland spring doesn't allow for our toes to make an appearance all that often, but when they do I recommend a simple white pair.
  7. Boots are a year-round staple in the Pacific Northwest and this year I recommend upgrading to a bit more hardware. These have a stunning zipper all the way up the back with chains along the heel.
  8. Nails: A pop of color for spring is fun and I always recommend pastel hues.
  9. Hair: Jessica Belknap styled my hair in lose waves that will still hold body for a couple extra days. This gives me a casual, but pretty hairstyle that will last through the weekend. Just use a spiral curling iron to make lose waves and then style with some dry shampoo for volume and a bit of hair oil.
  10. Make Up: I chose a natural look with a pop in my eyes. Jessica kept my lips nude for a fresh-faced spring look as well.

Lavenda’s Closet fashion exclusive getaway in style packing list below, special thanks to EG Page Boutique and click here for Exclusive: Fashion blogger Lavenda Memory for Lavenda’s Closet spring style list.

Black leather jacket
Black leather jacket Travis Geny Photography

Black leather jacket

Black leather jacket by BCBG for those cooler nights out paired with a graphic black and white print blouse by Cynthia Vincent, white short shorts and edgy black knee high boots by Enzo Angiolini a year-round basic for Portland fashionistas.

White blazer
White blazer Travis Geny Photography

White blazer

White blazer by Theory is a fabulous daytime piece to layer against the sun paired with a graphic print trapeze slip dress by Cynthia Vincent styled with a white scarf by Naturally Knotty.

Graphic print shorts
Graphic print shorts Travis Geny Photography

Graphic print shorts

Graphic print drawstring silk shorts by Cynthia Vincent because springtime is the best time to bare a little more leg. Silk shorts are perfect with a tee shirt, cardigan and/or oversized tunic.

Boyfriend jeans
Boyfriend jeans Travis Geny Photography

Boyfriend jeans

Denim boyfriend jeans by Frame are everything this year. Spring is still a good time to wear them, but trade out your darker denim for a light jean. I love my pastel hued scarf, silver pumps and red for a pop of color nail enamel.

White skinny jeans
White skinny jeans Travis Geny Photography

White skinny jeans

White denim jeans by Frame are perfect and a skinny leg is always a good staple. For fun try white on white (Top and bottom) with a scarf by Chan Luu, Naturally Knotty and trendy sunglasses by Topshop.