1. Coordinate Your Clothes
On my trip, I brought one pair of shorts, one pair of pants, three tops, and one outerwear. Before coordinating your clothes, understand the weather patterns of the city. In my case, California was warm during the day and chilly at night. Then make sure all clothes you're bringing match with each other. Alternate their different combination just to make sure you're settling for those outfits.
2. Plan Your Accessories
I don't believe in dressing up without my collection of jewelry with me. So I took two watches, two bracelets, and rings. Of course, you can always pack a little bit more of this since they don't take up a lot of space. Still, be reasonable as you probably will not wear all of them for one whole weekend.
3. Get a Hotel With Featured Amenities
The hotel we had included complimentary laundry which was a nice touch especially if we needed clean clothes. Luckily, we didn't need it, but it's always good to be in a hotel that has that amenity just in case of emergency.
4. Grab Necessities at Your Vacation Spot
I'm never a big believer of hotel shampoos and conditioner because they tend to leave my hair dry. Instead, I used to bring my own which was a big hassle especially since I'm only gone for a few days. On this trip, we decided to go to the nearest Walgreens to purchase travel size necessities like toothpaste and hair products. Also, because we couldn't bring all of that to the plane, it was easy for us to let them go.
5. Shop For Clothes
Okay, this doesn't sound economical, but you're on vacation! Chances are, you're ready to spend your money on things you probably won't need. On my case, I actually shopped for a skirt to which I was able to wear for one of the nights I was in San Diego.