So your summer holiday (or vacation if you’re one of my USA readers) is just around the corner and you’re counting down the days til you can catch some rays and sip some cocktails. There’s only one thing you’re not looking forward to – packing!
If you’re like 83% of women, your suitcase will weigh 24.8kg, but you will only wear 1kg of the clothes you packed…..Wait, so I won’t actually wear that sixth bikini? I won’t wear UGG’s in Thailand?!?! Or Louboutins?!?! Whaat??
So here’s my fashionista guide to packing under 25kg, and still looking like you stepped off a catwalk.
Mix and match your clothes before you go:
Way easier than you think! And works especially well for interrailing and backpacking where you will be lugging around your bag, but you want to still look stylish for your pictures. All you need are key items like denim cut off shorts, cotton skirts, and a maxi dress that can take you from day to night, and then you can mix and match them with crop tops, shirts and jackets. Same goes for shoes. Aim to bring just 4 pairs. I recommend bringing gladiators, a pair of cool trainers, and wedge heels with an ankle strap because they are easier to walk in and a lifesaver for swollen ankles. Here’s an example of one key item mixed and matched five different ways:
We all know that heart breaking feeling, that awful realisation….that your makeup has crumbled into a fine dust!! There’s usually no warning, you just open the compact and have the powder explode into your face, like a holiday ruining volcano!! But, you can prevent this unnataral disaster! Just put cotton wool over the powder to protect it and Selotape the lid! As an extra precaution, put everything in a ziplock bag so your clothes are protected if there is a makeup explosion.
Share the load
If like me, you cant live without your GHD, hairdryer and all the tools that go with it, but cant afford the weight in your case, then all you have to do is text your friends and ask if they’re bringing theirs. Once you know someone in your party has one, you can borrow from them, and they can borrow tools from you, simples…..you could even be a completely cute who’er, and get the twelve week blowdry before you go! Absolutely no chance your hair will frizz and all you need is a hairdryer. Especially good, if you are going somewhere humid and remote.