Secrets Of A Fashionista: What To Pack For A Summer Vacation

It doesn’t matter whether you’re planning your annual all-inclusive getaway to some far-flung exotic destination or whether you are simply heading to a Balearic to escape the winter chill, you need to know what to pack and how to pack it to get the most out of your holiday. Just because your travelling or venturing on a long haul flight doesn’t mean you have to forfeit your fashionista credentials. It simply means you need to think a little more outside of the box to ensure you are able to take all of your desired attire, beauty products and accessories with you. With baggage allowances remaining pretty stringent, there’s no way you can take your entire summer wardrobe alongside your extensive range of makeup and skincare items. Instead, you need to pack light and smart.

Many people now prefer to travel with cabin luggage only. This means you can keep your belongings with you at all times and there’s little risk of your suitcase ending up in Iceland when you’ve travelled to Ibiza. However, this also means your bag is smaller, and you have to be even more efficient with your use of space. Take a look at how you can pack wisely and fashionably for your escape to the sun.


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It goes without saying that the majority of your packing will be taken up with your choice of attire. The best thing about heading somewhere where the weather is reliably hot, sunny and balmy for extended periods is that you don’t have to take any monster chunky knits or duffle coats that can take up an obscene amount of space in your bag. Instead, you’ll be looking at the lighter linen based pieces. You could choose two or three summer dresses from Anthony’s ladies apparel collection, a few sarongs, light tops and a shawl or long sleeved top for those chillier evenings. These items of clothing will roll effectively ready for you to pack. Rolling instead of folding not only saves space but also prevents creasing meaning that you can land, head to your hotel, check-in and whip on a summer dress without the need to iron beforehand.

If you’re heading off on a fortnight-long jaunt, take enough clothing to last your holiday. With the thinner, lighter fabric clothing that you’ll be taking, you will be surprised just how much you can squeeze into a 40-litre capacity holdall. Put your socks into your shoes and ensure you leave the chunkier items of clothing at home.

For those evenings where you want to dance the night away, or you fancy a trip to a top-notch restaurant to experience a culinary masterpiece, a pair of more formal shoes and a clutch bag to match with your summer dress will ensure you look elegant. Utilising elements of a capsule wardrobe frame of mind when packing for your summer holiday always comes in handy.


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If you love nothing more than opening your drawers and cupboards full of a wide variety of makeup products each morning to apply the finishing touches to your daily beauty routine, you may have to think again when it comes to taking your kit on holiday. Liquid limits on UK flight dictate you can have only 100ml of each separate liquid you wish to take on holiday in clear containers in cabin luggage. This means you may have to think wisely as to whether you can go without your smoothing serum or anti-ageing cream for a fortnight. Remember, you probably aren’t travelling to a destination where they don’t have shops! Anything you can’t squeeze into your bag, you can locate when you land.

At the very least you should take moisturiser, cleanser, a toner and an exfoliator. With these for essential items, you will still be able to care for your skin while away from home. If you love watersports, taking in the rays on the beach or getting active in the sun, your skin needs protection. Purchase the highest quality sun cream that you can and keep reapplying throughout the day. The integral moisturiser within these lotions will also keep your skin supple and hydrated.

When packing your beauty products, the worst thing that could possibly happen is opening your bag on landing to discover a mini explosion amongst your clothes. To limit the chances of this happening, package your liquids in containers and ensure they are sealed. Package these containers in a well-sealed toiletry bag so that there is that extra insurance layer between the liquids and your clothes.


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If you are a selfie addict and love nothing more than being in every shot of your vacation, then a smartphone may well suffice for your needs. However, if you like to think of yourself as a budding photographer, you might want to consider ditching the Holga and Valencia filters and branching out into a travel DSLR piece of kit. With more manual controls and greater resolutions, you could create the perfect landscape shots, candid close-ups and sophisticated holiday snaps that will enable you to document your memories.


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Even if you aren’t venturing to the middle of nowhere and you are planning on staying firmly with civilisation, you should consider packing a powerpack. These nifty bits of kit can charge up your camera battery, smartphone and MP3 player on the go, meaning that if you have forgotten to charge something the night before or if you’re on a mammoth bus tour or train journey, you can still listen to your favourite tunes and take some awesome shots. Being comfortable will make your holiday all that more enjoyable.

If you’re heading to a far-flung destination this summer to catch some rays, take a dip in the sea, enjoy a snorkel or simply relax by a pool, think about how you are going to pack for your holiday. Use this guide as inspiration to ensure you don’t surrender your fashionista credentials when you venture away from home.


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Let your Travelling Dreams Come True

Our travelling dreams are often crushed by the reality of life, especially as we get older. We find that bills need to be paid, and one thing after another seems to go wrong that means we’re paying money out left right and center. Plus, there’s the commitment of work that we have to try and navigate. But, let’s quit all of this negativity and focus on the positives. The world really is your oyster if you take the time to realise it. One of the reasons why we’re so restricted is because we let our lives be that way. Well, no more, we know exactly how to make your travelling dreams come true. Have a read on to find out more.


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You need to set yourself some kind of budget if you want to be successful with this. It is the main reason why so many people struggle with getting away more than once a year. So, be strict. Stop having that take away just because you can’t be bothered to cook. Stop going out to every single thing you get asked to do. We’re not expecting you to become a hermit, but you need to cut back on the luxuries in life if you want to travel the world and see things you’ve never seen before. Figure out how much money you’re going to need in total. That’s accounting for the holiday itself, spending money, clothes etc. and make sure you’re putting enough money aside each month to be able to afford it. If you just cut back on a few things you’ll be surprised at how many holidays you could actually go on. Here’s more tips on how you can budget for a big holiday,


Find The Perfect Destination

This is the part that creates the most conflict for a lot of people, especially if you’re travelling with someone else. There are so many perfect destinations around the world, so why not just pull one out of a hat. Think of all the places you’d most like to go, and put them on a folded piece of paper into a hat. Whatever you pull out is the destination you’re going to. It takes all the awkwardness and arguing out of picking a destination, and makes it fun. Then look at companies such as G Adventures to see if they have a holiday suitable for your destination. Their FAQ page answers a lot of questions you might have about your travels, check out the link Once you’ve picked your destination, it makes the whole process of budgeting a lot easier as you know exactly how much you’re going to need to spend. Make sure you’re getting the best deal with your holiday, and that you’re going at the right time of year for that particular climate.


Pack Your Bags And Travel For Good

Your last option is truly liberating. Pack your bags and head out for good. Travelling for 6 months or a year is just so freeing. You can move from country to country whilst working in places such as bars to get money. You’ll have experience like no other, and no doubt make friends for life. It’s a big life change, but it doesn’t have to be permanent and it can give you an amazing life.


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