|From bottom left: Top: £69, Monsoon. Jeans: £255, Paige Denim. Lipstick in ‘Luna’, £24, Nars. Headphones: Frends at TK Maxx (old). Top: £29.99, Zara. Bag: £108, J Crew. Suitcase: £129, Muji. Sandals: £175.42, Eileen Fisher|
Packing is without doubt something I know a little about. I pretty much did it for a living for 11 years working in fashion – I’d usually travel with at least 5 suitcases for a shoot and then one tiny hand luggage for myself. I rarely overpack and have learnt from many experiences (i.e forgetting to take a jacket or closed toe shoes and then it rained all week) – so I thought I would share a few pearls of wisdom:
PICK A COLOUR PALETTE
|Sandals: £175.42, Eileen Fisher. Lipstick in ‘Luna’, £24, Nars. Dress: £65, And Other Stories (bought instore but the blue one is available here)|
|Bikini top: £17, Cos. Bikini bottoms: £17, Cos. Bracelets: Astley Clarke. Book: £15, Kikki K. After sun: £5.99, Hawaiian Tropic|
|Bag: £108, J Crew. Sunglasses: £118, J Crew. Earrings: £69, Gas Bijoux at Cadenzza. Nail polish in ‘Beach Please’, £7, Cheeky|
ALWAYS PACK A JACKET
|Denim jacket: £59, Topshop. Headphones: Frends at TK Maxx (old)|
|Sandals: £175.42, Eileen Fisher. Trainers: £115, Hush|
|Face wipes: £1.20, Simple. Wash bag: £20, Elizabeth Scarlett. Suncream: £8.99, Hawaiian Tropic. Surf infusion oil spray: £22, Bumble & Bumble. Fragrance ‘Terre D’Iris’: £32.99, Miller Harris. Micellar water: £1.99, Garnier. Day cream: £10, Pure at Marks & Spencer. Face wash powder: £9.50, DHC|
|Monogram tote: £75, Rae Feather. Travel wallet: £65, Aurora. Clear cosmetic case: £5.95, Muji.|
|Wash bag: £20, Elizabeth Scarlett. Jumper: £187.75, Eileen Fisher. Trainers: £115, Hush. Book: £15, Kikki K.|
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Womens Boyfriend Jeans says
Thanks for Sharing, Packing stuffs ans clothing while travel is always mess. You have given good steps to save time.
Sunny D says
A great post! Fantastic few tips on packing- and you're right, colours just need to work well together – if anything, less is more in some ways! Your video is very useful to say the least; there is definitely a good way to fold clothes for the good of themselves (without an iron) and to utilise the space you have available to you when you're limited by the size of your suitcase!
Keep up the fantastic work Alex!
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Julia Bryson says
I ALWAYS overpack so I read this very carefully to learn what I should do! I suppose I kind of follow some of the rules but just take probably twice as many outfits as I need plus a truckload of full size toiletries. I need a mini stash under my bed too! x Julia @ Rainbeaubelle
Alexandra Stedman says
The mini stash is a great idea – I even keep spare toothbrush and even cotton wool buds now, so I don't use up all the ones in my house and then get home and have none to use! x
Am about to go to Lanzarote for a week – I shall read this religiously!