How do you master the art of brilliant bag-packing for your next adventure? Start by creating a list of the travel essentials.
It’s that time of year again, we’re ready to ditch winter and escape to the European summer for a few weeks of bliss. But before you go any further, take note - this isn’t your guide to minimalist packing, carry-on-only style. A Euro vacay
requires DESERVES many many outfits. Take your cues from our holiday packing checklist below and start pulling together your fashion travel essentials.
The BF Jeans
Or your mum’s, whatever takes your fancy. The slouchy boyfriend jeans (or any jeans for that matter) are crucial when on holiday. Scrunchable, minimal washing required and wear-with-anything clothing are always top of the packing list.
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Day-to-night shift dresses in a variety of colours will get you through beaching, touristing and late night dinner dates. An off-the-shoulder style will be a plus to show off your sun-kissed shoulders.
An Easy-Breezy Bag
In our eyes, the smaller the better. Find your fave mini cross-body bag that’ll take care of the essentials (lip gloss, purse, keys and phone) and if you really need to carry things around, load up a leather tote.
Hot Tips For Holiday Packing
- Pack clothing you know you’re going to wear, don’t fall into the trap of bringing something you’ve never worn before. It’ll be a space waster.
- Natural fabrics. Linen, cotton and silk are a godsend during travel time. Avoid synthetics such as nylon and polyester, you’ll wind up a hot mess.
- Pack way less than the weight limit. You’ll be one happy chappy when you check in to your return flight without having to pay excess fees. Since when do you go on holiday and without a shopping splurge?
- Pick up a new book you’ve been dying to read and download the latest podcasts to keep entertained in-flight.
The Holiday Checklist:
- Polaroid Camera
- Passport Holder & Phone Case
- Denim Shorts
- A Small Bag
- A Hat
- One-Piece Swimsuit
- Comfortable Sneakers
- High Heels
Now, you’ve got your packing sorted but you still need to nail the perfect ensemble to be plane-ready. It’s a fine balance, think chic and comfortable. Not-so-cozy that you could be mistaken for wearing your PJs (take off the trackies) and not-too-tight, there’s no curling up in the chair when you’re wearing your party dress.
Be strategic here, wear the heavier items to leave more room for the good stuff. Channel an off-duty look with boyfriend jeans, a simple tee and sneakers or boots teamed with your wear-with-anything jacket - the bigger the better, it’ll double as your blanket when you snooze. Tie a light jacket around your waist and you’re all set to jet. Oh, and avoid make-up.
While we've said to avoid make-up, there's still a few things you can squeeze into your carry-on to make the jet-setting life a breeze when you land. Because you want to look fresh when you step off that 8 hour flight. Always always pack your toothbrush- toothpaste combo for those pearly whites. You'll have bed-hair, it's a given, so pack a small comb and if you're prone to dry skin a mini face and hand cream will leave you feeling a million bucks. Spritz on your newly purchased duty-free Chanel and gloss the lips for an Au naturel, fresh-faced arrival.
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