Read below to find out top tips for packing, that we know we should follow! Keep that suitcase packed with the essentials and with plenty of room for shopping!!!
Leave behind that one outfit you might wear just incase you find a nightclub on that desert island. There's nothing worse than stumbling home at night in heels in your own town, why would you want to do that in a foreign country? Also, don't bother taking your entire contouring kit or your top 7 colours of lipstick. Take your must haves for a fresh day to day look, top off with your favourite lipstick for an elevated night look.
Don't take any bags that don't fit your phone, camera, cash, water bottle and phone. What's the point otherwise?
Pack one pair of sunglasses that go with every potential outfit. At home you might match your sunglasses to your outfits but why bother keeping track of four different sunnies as you move inbetween locations. Take a classic pair that goes with everything and don't let them out of your sight
4. Similarly, dont take any jewellery that has any sentimental value. What if you leave it behind in a hotel or if it gets stolen off you? Take some a cute cuff bracelet or a statement necklace to pop on at night. Don't lose track of how many rings you take- they're the easiest to lose! Even better, don't take any jewlery so you can pick up a few unique pieces throughout your trip as souvenirs! ( Eliza has started collecting rings from holidays, her favourite is a huge amethyst from Byron Bay in 2014 or an Alexander McQueen skull ring from Kuala Lumpur in 2016!).
You don't need to go and buy 17 new outfits for your 3 week holiday that you've spent all year saving up for! If you must buy one new piece to show off on your Instagram and Facebook DP update, make sure it is something versatile - a piece you can wear all day to the beach and then to the local bar to get cocktails. Or a beautiful top that goes well with dressy skirts or denim cut offs to keep it casual!
What's your trick for packing lightly with an edited wardrobe? Tel us your go to outfit for summer destinations in the comments!
Eliza and Gigi