Packing SOS! Insider Tricks To Ensure You Look Chic Everywhere You Go

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If you’re a travel fan, who also loves fashion, packing can be a minefield. You want to look great on your travels, but you also need to be comfortable. Round the world trips and action-packed adventures don’t tend to go hand in hand with stylish ensembles. But there are ways of ensuring your holiday wardrobe doesn’t disappoint, regardless of your location. Here are some handy packing hints to help you look chic wherever you are in the world.
Packing checklist
Being organized is always a good thing when it comes to vacations. You may be focusing your attentions on outfits. But make sure you have the basics sorted first. This will prevent stress further down the line, and give you more time to figure out your vacation looks. Start with passport and visa checks. Is your passport in date? Have you got the relevant papers? If you haven’t, do some research. You’ll find Canadian eTA information online within seconds, for example. Print out any confirmations and your boarding passes and keep them in a travel document with your passport. Keep these items in your hand luggage, so that you can access them easily.

The main things to think about when you’re packing clothes and accessories are the weather and the type of holiday. If you’re going on a sophisticated city break, you may need summer dresses and sandals. If you’re scaling mountains or hiking through a rainforest, you’re unlikely to need heels or playsuits. If you’re traveling to a cold country, take plenty of layers and a warm, waterproof jacket. You’ll also need comfortable, sturdy shoes and thick socks. If you’re going on a beach holiday, packing will probably be much more straightforward. You’ll need swimwear and a mixture of relaxed daytime outfits and glamorous evening wear.

Creating a capsule wardrobe
If you have limited space in your case, or you’re traveling with hand luggage only, a capsule wardrobe is essential. Mix and match tops and bottoms and use accessories to create different looks. You can dress up a plain daytime jersey maxi dress with a statement necklace and some wedges, for example. Try on some options before you go. If you’re going from beach to bar, swap flip-flops for jeweled sandals and team denim cut-offs with an elegant blouse or halter top. Shoes tend to be heavy and bulky, so try and choose a couple of pairs that go with most outfits. 


Dressing for cold weather
You may think it’s impossible to look glamorous and gorgeous in cold weather. But that’s simply not true. You can get some fabulous outdoor, ski and exercise gear these days. Take a look online and flick through magazines to find stockists. If you’re going on a city break in the chilly months, boots and faux fur coats are a must. Hats and scarves are an excellent way to switch up your look. 

If you’re fashion-conscious, vacation planning can be stressful. If you’re stepping out of your comfort zone, you may be wondering what on earth you’re going to wear. Follow these simple steps to make sure you look and feel great while you’re away. Check the weather forecast and think about the kinds of activities you’ll be doing. Give yourself time to pack and plan your trip and try some different looks before you go.

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