Top 3 Tips for Summer Holiday Packing

Top 3 Tips for Summer Holiday Packing

Firstly, thank you for all your comments regarding last week’s style post. I’m so glad it resonated with so many of you. If you missed it, you can check it out here. It prompted many requests for tips on holiday packing. Well, you asked, I answered! Over the years I have tried many ways to ease the pain of packing and here are my Top 3 that I hope help with your packing dilemmas. Obviously, I have more but if you start with these it will make a huge difference. Enjoy the read and do share this post with anyone who is about to head off on their summer holidays.

Pack in Outfits

This is my No. 1 tip – it will revolutionise your packing and stop you returning with unworn clothing that now needs ironing! Also, if your suitcase is large enough, pack clothing on hangers – it makes unpacking so much easier and quicker when you arrive.

Here are just 3 examples of outfits I packed for my last summer trip. I tend to pack neutrals and add a pop of colour to elevate the look when needed. Depending on your individual style, it’s a great way to avoid over-packing.

And don’t forget to consider what you wear travelling. On my last trip I wore my linen blazer below, with a simple maxi dress and sliders to the airport – I was super comfy, and saved valuable packing space.

Use Packing Cubes:

These are genius when it comes to keeping things organised. Whether using them for dividing your wardrobe into categories: t-shirts, shorts, etc or using them or to keep outfits together. And if you have one for underwear; swimwear etc – there’s no need to even unpack them – simply place them in drawers when you arrive. Job done! Etsy have an incredible range to choose from

Be realistic with shoes: The Rule of 3

It’s hard to resist packing an array of shoes and sandals but trust me – you won’t wear them. Shoes take up a lot of space, so think about what you’ll be doing on holiday. I love a high block heel but rarely pack them if travelling to a hot country. My 3 styles tend to be:

A bold espadrille (super comfortable and adds a real pop to a neutral outfit);

A pair of simple, cool leather trainers (for sightseeing).

A chic pair of sliders in tan (they go with everything)

On the subject of accessories, don’t forget a fab necklace; a great pair of earrings; or some bangles can instantly transform the simplest outfit.

I hope this inspires you to re-consider how you pack to avoid the headache as you head off on your well-deserved travels. If you need more advice, you know where to find me. It’s always a joy to help you.

You’re very welcome

Maggie Killick

Have a great week-end and feel free to share this post.