By Ashley B
It's official. You and your girls have finally booked your Las Vegas vacation package and in just a few weeks time, you and your girls will be turnt up, having the time of your lives. So now that the easy part is out of the way, the real challenge begins... Like... what are you going to wear? How is your hair going to be, do hotels still provide those teeny tiny shampoo and conditioner's anymore? Well luckily for you, we've created a practical packing guide for bad b*tches (like you), with all the packing tips and tricks you'll need to ensure you have an epic fun and safe trip.
First things, first…
You'll need a few pairs of shoes…
We've thought long and hard about what makes for a terrible experience on the Las Vegas Strip, and one of the most preventable yet diabolical situation is a pair of uncomfortable, cheap heels. There is absolutely nothing worse than swine feet. Imagine being 100,000 feet away from your hotel room and your cute $20 clear heels just broke and its 2 am, and your in the middle of a club... I could keep going, but hopefully you get the picture. You'll want to invest in some really nice shoes for your trip not just cute, feel me?
As far as shoes go, you'll want to bring at least 3 pair:
An athletic such as a sneaker or canvas tennis shoe
A pair of slides, sandals or crocs.
A nice pair of heels.
A sneaker, like an Nike Air Force One is an ideal choice to wear when your exploring the Las Vegas Strip with your friends. It's perfect because the all enclosed design protect your precious pedicures while your literally walking though crowds of people.
Pro Tip: Wearing a sneaker instead of sandals while walking the Las Vegas Strip is ideal if you want to keep the heels of your feet clean and avoid swine feet.
You'll want to save your slides, sandals and crocs for chilling poolside. Crocs are an ideal choice when it comes to hanging out poolside or at day parties, have all your girls wear cute crocs that way no one will have to take their shoes off and no one has stay back to watch anyone's shoes.
Pro Tip - for hygienic and personal care reasons we wouldn’t recommend going into any public pool barefoot.
You'll want to have a pair of heels for when you want to step out, trust us. The swagger displayed in Las Vegas on a daily basis is unmatched, so if you don’t want to blend in, that’s okay, Vegas is one of those fun places where you can dress up as you’d like. We'd recommend a well made strappy heel, pump, or for those concerned about comfort, a nice wedge. Do not wear kitten heels to the club, please and thank you.
Fashion is a ting in Las Vegas, you don't necessarily have to wear designer but you'll want to take your time and pick outfits that are coordinated, fresh and compliment your body shape. Consider these on trend fashion choices for your upcoming Las Vegas getaway the matching set, the bling and the Little Black Dress.
The Matching Set
You can never really go wrong with a matching set. They’ve quick, fun and easy. And everyone will think you tried, when you really didn’t. Win-Win.
Here’s a couple of matching set styling options:
When it comes to glam in Vegas, you can never really do too much. Vegas is the perfect occasion to wear that over the top blinged out feather ensemble that’s been collection dust in the back of your closet.
The Little Black Dress/LBD
Packing a Little Black Dress is always a good thing, and this is true whether your destination is Vegas or where-ever. You can multipurpose this bad boy for practically any occasion while looking and feeling your best.
You’ll definitely want to bring at least at least one bathing suit you feel gorgeous in. And it’s a good idea to take your swim suit a step further and just get a matching out-fit (many swim suits now have a matching robe or sarong that you may purchase with your suit) or a versatile pool cover up, that way you can transition from a day party to an impromptu walk down the strip.
Bring the good vibes and some mace just in case
Las Vegas is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world for a reason, you can have an amazing and memorable experience. But we wouldn’t be your friend if we didn’t warn you about the potential dangers.
Pro Tip: Vegas is probably not the best travel destination for the female solo traveler since you’ll need someone to have your back or our couples traveling alone with small children since without a designated baby sitter since their is limited child care options.
You’ll definitely want to come with the positive vibes since Vegas is a melting pot with people from all different backgrounds. For the most part you’ll want to stay with your group or at least another person while exploring the strip if you’re a female. If you are with your girls or have to make an impromptu solo trip it may be a good idea to always have a personal self defense kit or bottle of pepper spray on you while roaming the strip, better safe than sorry.
For your convenience, we‘ve created a list of all of the essential things you’ll need for your upcoming trip:
1-2 pair of Jeans
1-2 pair of shorts
2 Casual Sundresses
Little Black Dress
Bathing Suit Cover
Make Up Bag
Toothbrush & Toothpaste
Tums, Tylenol, Band-Aids
Slides, Sandals, Crocs
A good pair of heels
Extra charging cord
Extra SD Cards
External Phone Battery
Self Defense Kit ( do not bring with, if you are flying into town)
It should no longer be mystery as far as what you’ll need to pack in order to ensure a fun and safe Las Vegas getaway. Now don’t forget: the shoes, the fits, the bathing suits, bundle, wig, your essential and a good attitude.
BONUS: You'll need a little time and shopping money.
When you come to town you should probably plan for a little shopping and personal care. No matter what your budget is you can find some pretty amazing fashion scores here are few fun good shopping options along with their price point to check out while you’re in town.
If you’re from a small town that doesn’t offer sew in weave or wig installs or even if you love a good sew in, you could use your girls trip as an opportunity to get sew in or beauty services done. Las Vegas is known for its beaIf this is your goal be sure to pack your bundles and wig for your install. You could choose to use a professional