Packing a Fashion Punch When on Holiday
Just because you are heading to sunnier climes and only have a limited amount of luggage allowance when venturing onto your flight doesn’t mean you have to wave goodbye to your fashion credentials. On the contrary, you should be able to flex your fashionista muscles and show the generic Costa or Balearic you are hot-footing it to a thing or two about how to pack like a pro when taking a jaunt abroad. The key is in the planning and preparation in ensuring that you can cater for any eventuality when taking a trip to some far-flung destination. Take a look at how you can pack a fashion punch when on holiday.
Just as you have in your wardrobe at home, it’s a great idea to have staples to rely on when on holiday. A simple black and a white tee, some denim shorts and a pair of boaters and you can head down to the beach knowing that you look good. For quality gear, head to an online boutique like SEEK Attire to pick up some bargains and rifle through a massive range of clothing from polo shirts to vests. Pack a classy shirt or two, and you can lift your shorts from beachwear to evening attire with ease.
Even if you have your clothing sorted for your week away, you still need to pack well. Flying with cabin luggage only means you have minimal space and you need to pack effectively. Roll instead of fold to conserve space, squeeze socks into shoes and put your heaviest gear at the bottom of your bag. It’s a good idea to pick up a front-loading backpack rather than having to rifle through the top to find your guidebook under your shirts and underwear. Not a good look.
Don’t overpack with a ‘just in case’ attitude. You are going on holiday for seven days, so you don’t need two dozen pairs of shorts. Remember to conserve some space for anything you want to bring back from your travels and make sure you are underweight. You don’t want to be lumbered with a charge for going over your weight allowance as you board the plane.
Don’t forget your suncream and ensure you lather it on regularly. Fashionistas don’t tend to a be lobster pink hue when strutting their stuff on the beach.
Although it may seem odd only taking a couple of pairs of shoes when you have a fair collection in your wardrobe at home, you need to consider the space in your bag. Take a smart pair of loafers for evening soirees, a pair of trainers and maybe some flip-flops. These should be the flexible type that will weigh virtually nothing and take up very little space in your backpack.
Packing for your holidays will be the least fun aspect of your jaunt abroad, but get it wrong, and your dream trip can quickly become the stuff of nightmares. Follow these steps and ensure that you pack like a pro when you travel abroad to have fun in the sun.