Julianne Hough’s career has been successful enough to secure some sponsorships for her. Her newest one has her partnering with Marriott’s Reward Premier Plus credit card. I’d love to land a partnership with anything travel related. I’ll shill for anyone willing to give me a vacation out of it. So kudos to Julianne for landing something with Marriott – that’s a good gig. Not only does she get to travel, she gets paid to talk about traveling. In her latest blurb, Julianne is sharing packing tips with us. Her secret: try clothing on and photograph outfits so as not to repeat a look while away. Not that any normal person has that kind of time…
Julianne Hough and her husband Brooks Laich aren’t shy about sharing their love for each other on social media.
The couple, who wed last summer, plan out their outfits ahead of time. During an interview with Hough about her partnership with Marriott’s Rewards Premier Plus credit card, the 29-year-old star told PEOPLE that she and Laich have a mini fashion show before every trip — and they even take photos of their looks in order to keep track of what they pack.
“Ooh, we’re different,” Hough, told PEOPLE of her and Laich’s individual vacation styles. “I bring way more clothes and outfits and put them together and now I’ve got him on that whole track. We do like a whole wardrobe, like I’ll take pictures and stuff, so we know what we’ve got for the whole trip.”
At first, Hough explains, her husband wasn’t a fan of the strategy. But now, they can’t travel without their planned ensembles — and their photos. “He was not into that when we first did it, but I do that now for him and he is obsessed with it.”
Hough also points out that having the photos is a great way to chronicle their trips… and not repeat outfits.
“He doesn’t smile in them so he just looks so miserable in our little fashion show,” she shared. “It’s the greatest thing I feel like I ever came up with. I have all these different folders for different trips.”
As much as I covet Julianne’s deal with Marriott, I can’t sign off on any of this. I only truly learned to pack when I had to travel for business and my whole packing plan revolved around everything mixing with each other, necessitating repeats. I get that Julianne is a celebrity who can’t be seen in the same outfit but isn’t she supposed to be selling this credit card to the rest of us? With excess baggage fees or people traveling with families, none of this is practical. That said, keeping a look book of outfits is a good idea for when you need to put something together on the fly. But I can’t afford a new vacation wardrobe each time I travel so what goes with me has generally been tested.
As for chronicling their trips with these pre-travel fashion shows – what? Why not use the pics you take on the trip rather than the ones taken in your living room, especially if Brooks is frowning in them? Don’t get me wrong, I love a good home spun fashion show and pre-planned outfits are the way to go, but I’m not sure I’ll be hitting Julianne up for travel tips in the near future. However, if you want some vacation pr0n, both Julianne and Brooks’s Instagrams have beautiful photos of places I wish I was currently. And yes, they look fresh off the runway in most of them.
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