Holiday Packing Like A Pro April 18th 2013 Pack like a Pro with our Holiday Packing Guide… read more Whether you’re jet setting off to a tropical hotspot or a whirlwind city break, packing for your dream holiday can be a stress-filled nightmare. We are all too familiar with the last minute crazed panic; packing an assortment of jumbled clothing and accessories in the hope they somehow stylishly work together without the dreaded creasing. While ten bikinis and four pairs of heels seemed like a good idea last year, its now time to pack like a pro and get your perfect capsule wardrobe down to its finest! Sitting on your crammed suitcase will be a thing of the past, with our fail-safe tips to help you travel light… Capsule Wardrobe Slim Leg Chino / Green Spot Dress / Pocket Cardigan / Silky Front Top / Peach Petal Peplum Top / Yellow Stripe Dress Packing a capsule collection of well-loved pieces that work well together should be your go-to mantra for holiday packing. Divide your key pieces alongside neutral basics to create a number of mix and match outfit combinations. Be sure to pack items that make you feel not only stylish, but comfortable too! Picking a clear colour palette to work from will help you to choose outfits and tie in matching accessories. Be inspired by our new Pretty Modern collection, with pops of bright hues and floral prints, its fresh zesty colours of raspberry and orange are simply calling for summer… Holidays, whatever the destination, are the perfect occasion for dresses. Taking you from daytime casual cool to evening glamour, dresses can be worn as a loose cover-up on the beach – ideal for throwing on for lunch or keeping cool on a day trip. For the evening, pair with wedges, statement jewellery and slick of poppy lipstick. Our top tips… - Prevent the dreaded creasing by rolling items as you pack, this will leave you with not only ready-to-wear clothing but also free up extra space (to bring home a few holiday treats). - Wear bulkier items whilst traveling to save space, a pair of stone chino trousers and knit cardigan can then be re-worn on days when evening temperatures slightly dip. - Pack lightweight cardigans in your carry on bag to beat the chill of aeroplanes! We’ve all been there! The Essentials Peep-Toe Cork Wedges / Wrist Clutch Purse / Animal Print Sunglasses / Graduated Link Necklace / Shadow Stripe Scarf Accessorising your holiday staples with statement pieces will elevate you to holiday glam in a matter of moments! Scarves are the ultimate multi-tasking hero, whether used as an impromptu soft pillow on the plane or whilst sunbathing, they can be worn as a sarong cover-up on the beach or double up as a make-shift turban to protect hair from the sun’s harmful rays. Top tip: break out of your comfort zone, embrace your brightest printed scarf! Jewellery is another way of adding instant glamour to any outfit, replace expensive pieces for affordable statement pieces. We love this Lemon Ribbon Necklace and Chunky Gold Ring (fabulous with a tan!). Keep jewels safe in this handy jewellery roll to prevent any pesky tangling! Up the glamour stakes to your holiday wardrobe with a pair of oversized sunglasses, protecting your eyes and looking effortlessly chic at the same time. Keep valuables safely stored away in this handy cosmetic bag, tucked within your handbag they can be easily reached when needed. Never be in danger of loosing your passport again! Being comfortable on a long flight is our main priority, but who says you can’t be glam too? This silk eye mask will help you relax and catch some sleep before you touch down, these super cute stripy socks are ideal for beating cold feet on-board. What must-have rules do you abide by when it comes to packing… share your tips below!