PACKING THE PAREO
I recently road tested the Pareo on my vacation in Mexico and little did I know this was more than a wraparound skirt.
I used this all day every day on my trip and have to say it was probably the best item I have ever packed.
Since we packed light I wore this on the airplane to Mexico as a scarf. We brought our 7 month old baby along and this transitioned as a great blanket for her on the airplane.
Here I am finally in the sunshine in Mexico.
As you can see I’m super pale and it was pretty sunny out. For the little one and I this was great to use as shade. Not only that, but the fabric stayed cool in the sun and dried fast when I washed it.
I regularly used this as a swimsuit cover up and skirt, but also as a towel-shown here by Elanore (who is a much better model). I have to mention that the many colors in this fabric happened to match several items I packed, making outfits easy!
Our designers are very thoughtful about hidden pockets and this has a perfect little pocket large enough for a credit card or a few pesos.
In store the merchandising opportunities are best shown on mannequins. Here are my favorite merchandising styles!
If you don’t have mannequins I like to make little “roses” with the scarfs. Twist them up, wrap around your hand and secure the end through the center.
When I look back at the pictures of my vacation the Pareo is in 90% of them. Obviously I love this item and hope that sharing this with you inspires you to road test some new Toad&Co pieces for yourself.