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Guide to Holiday Packing

*I was recently commissioned by Simply Beach to give my thoughts on the following topic.

 

Holiday packing can be very stressful, but good planning makes it a lot easier. I like to take my time when packing for a holiday. I usually pack for 3, so I have to make sure I pack all the important stuff. Packing for kids can be tricky as they usually need extra clothing, snacks, toiletries and entertainment. Forgetting a pair of pyjamas or shoes can mess up the entire holiday, which is why I make use these tips when holiday packing –

 

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Set the scene

When it comes to packing for a holiday, I like to set the scene. In other to pack quickly and properly, I take note of the number of days we are going away. Next I lay down all the clothes and shoes I will be taking for each person. That way I can quickly see if any important item is missing. Laying all the items down also allows me see if I have packed more or less than we need for the trip.

 

Pack for the type of holiday you are going to have

When it comes to packing for a holiday, I pack for the trip depending on the sort of holiday we are going to have. Lighter pieces and accessories for a summery weather or warmer clothing for a chilly weather. If we are visiting a warmer city like Dubai for example, I make sure we have our sunglasses, hats, sunscreen, swimsuits, sandals and other light clothing packed and ready to go. It makes sense to check the weather forecast for the city you will be visiting so you have a good idea of how the weather would be like during your holiday.

I am hoping we have a summer vacation this year, and I have my eye on some stunning designer swim and beachwear by Simply Beach. The brand stocks some lovely looking swimwear. I currently have my eye on a couple of pieces on the website and can see myself grabbing them soon. If you are after fabulous designer swimsuits and beachwear, you need to check out Simply Beach. I bet you would be spoilt for choice.

 

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Have a theme

I always like to pack with a theme in mind. That way I ensure we can mix and match various pieces and accessories together. It is like having a capsule suitcase with you on holiday. Having a theme saves you packing more items, which save your packing space and washing when you get back.

 

Crossbody bag

Go with at least 1 crossbody bag. This will free up your hands for when you need it, especially with little ones. It also helps you secure your valuable when out and about in a foreign place. Crossbody bags are a lot more practical than shoulder bags while on holiday. Also, make sure you get rid of any recipes in your purse that you won’t be needing on your holiday. You can also keep bank cards and other valuables at home while going on vacation. That way you keep your purse contents low, and easy to carry in your crossbody bag.

 

Bag them up and steam clean

Keep your underwear separate in lingerie bags and shoes in shoe bags to keep your box neat and organised. You can steam clean any rumpled clothing in the bathroom whole having a shower. Just hang them in the bathroom for a few minutes while showering. The steam will get rid of the creases.

 

 

Put some clothes and underwear in your hand luggage

You should put some clothes, underwear and other essentials in your hand luggage incase your suitcase goes missing. Good to have a change of clothes just incase, you never know.

 

What do you think of these tips? Do you have any holiday packing tips to share?

 

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Dresses That Can Be Worn All Year Round – How To Style Them

*Collaborative post.

 

Do you have a killer dress in your closet, which you are ready to wear all year round? If you do, you need new ways to style it. Such all-purpose dresses are great. However, your friends and co-workers may notice you wearing the same outfit season in and season out.

So what can you do to diversify your favorite dress? We’ve asked fashion experts to share a few dress styling tricks that can turn one dress into many with the least effort. Read on!

 

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1. Basic T-Shirt

Let’s make something clear. We are talking about short- or no-sleeved dresses here. If you have a favorite long-sleeved dress, it may not be suitable for the hot season. Meanwhile, short sleeves are amazing all year round.

A basic t-shirt can make any no-sleeve dress look casual while making the owner feel warmer. You can go further to get a basic long-sleeved shirt to wear underneath the dress. Don’t go crazy with the colors if your dress is multi-colored. Stick to black and white t-shirts.

 

2. Colorful Leggings

Another way to add some warmth to your outfit is to take advantage of leggings. Just like t-shirts, leggings can turn your dress into something special. For example, Boxhill miracle dresses look entirely different with and without leggings or tights.

The best part about the leggings is that you can add some color to your look without making a big investment. Change the color and wear a new outfit every day.

 

3. Strict Turtleneck

Does your favorite dress open up your shoulders too much? Don’t worry. You can wear it to a meeting when coupled with a turtleneck. Also, you can wear a turtleneck underneath the dress to sport a fashionable look.

You can also pull the turtleneck over the dress to turn it into a skirt. This can help you create a completely different outfit.

 

4. Belt Collection

Belts can change the appearance of any dress, starting from little black dresses and ending with wraps. A simple belt can become a savior for your good old dress. Don’t hesitate to purchase a nice collection of belts, from simple leather straps to large chains.

A belt can either be worn on the waist or lifted to the under the chest area to change the appearance of wraps, sweater, and t-shirt dresses.

 

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5. Shoes and Bags

Shoes and bags can do wonders. When you wear your favorite dress with sneakers and a backpack, it looks different from when you sport high heels and a clutch. These days, you don’t have to worry about matching shoes to the bag or any of them to the dress.

Allow your imagination to run wild to help you come up with different combinations. A bag can change the outfit regardless of its size. Shoes can turn it from casual to formal and vice versa.

 

6. Scarfs

Are you a little tired of the way your dress looks or perhaps need to make it warmer? A scarf can do wonders for styling your dress. You can wear it over your shoulders, wrap it around your waste, use it to cover your head, and much more.

Large scarfs can hide the majority of your dress, revealing whatever you want to show the world.

 

7. Jewellry

Just as bags and shoes, jewelry can easily change the style of your dress. A simple silver chain can add a casual look to your attire. Meanwhile, a diamond necklace can turn it into a ball gown. Experiment with jewellry to tweak your favorite dress in many different ways.

A dress is just a small part of your outfit. You can style it to become something else with only a few accessories.

 

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