Holiday Packing Tips
Whether you are visiting far flung destinations or opting for a staycation, getting the balance right of what and how much to pack can be a tricky process. Scroll down to read my packing and personal styling 'hacks' to help you on your way.
Pack 2 days in advance
I have no problem packing for myself, but throw in packing for my daughter and out goes reason and in goes her whole wardrobe for those 'just in case' moments. The best preventative technique for this is to leave for 2 days, then revisit to gain perspective!
Think about what you want to wear
We all have a draw of brightly coloured ‘holiday clothes’, make it your last port of call, not your first. Instead think about where you are going and what you would actually like to wear. If you are going on a villa holiday with family and you have small children who get up early, it might be that you need nice loungewear and T-shirts for the dawn shift. Compile a concise shopping list if you don’t have all the right clothing - look online first before embarking on a shopping trip.
A tried and tested personal styling formula for daytime is, swimwear with shorts/tee or a cover up and flip flops and a beach to bar dress/ jumpsuit with sandals for the evening. For ease pack four variations of those outfits, along with a travel bag that doubles as a beach bag.
Avoid the shoe trap
You have neatly Marie Kondo'd your clothes into the suitcase, then proceed to add shoes for every occasion. Do not do this! One pair of mid-height heels, sandals (tan or metallic goes with everything) and flip flops. If an outfit doesn’t work with these shoes, then don’t take it on holiday. Add trainers if your vacation is an active one or you want to visit the gym.
Thank you for reading!