Top tips for a stylish getaway

In this special guest post, fashion blogger extraordinaire, Lady Melbourne, lets us in on her top tips for taking the stress out of packing for your next trip.

Fashion blogger Lady Melbourne

Lady Melbourne

Travelling has been a part of what I do for a couple of years now, which means that packing and all it entails has been drilled down to skills that could rival even the most O.C.D prone traveller.

Rolling, folding, space bags: I’ve tried it all but my biggest tip is that it’s all in your edit. You don’t actually need to take more than two pairs of shoes, one that should be on your feet when you leave the house with your roll along.

This concept took me years to realise with countless trips spent hauling (do you realise how much shoes weigh?!) suitcases around full of shoes and accessories that never left my hard case.

These days I travel with a roll along carry on only luggage. I know, hard to believe coming from a fashion blogger but if I can do it, so can you.

So with that in mind here are my tips for different kinds of holidays and the type of edit you might like to try. See if you can stick to it!

Chic urban weekend

What to wear for a chic urban weekendChic urban weekends should be just that: easy to wear clothes that are comfortable but fashionable at the same time. Think trench coat (depending on the weather in your departure city you can wear this on the train/plane/car), jeans and a scarf. Ballet flats are a must but don’t forget something sparkly for evening when you hit that inner city bar.

Summer holiday

Probably the easiest holiday for which you can pack because lets face it- how much clothing are you going to wear in tropical heat?! Kaftans can take you from day to night and even though it’s a cliché it’s true. You may be able to squeeze in an extra pair of flat sandals on this type of holiday because they are so flat and easy to pack. Again scarves are fab to keep the sun off your face or the sand from your hair, they can also double as a sarong.

Long haul trip

This is where your packing skills will really be tested! There is a chance that you will need to take clothes for different climates, but try to think about how you might use layering to save on taking extra kgs in clothes.

Comfortable (but stylish) flat shoes and a tote or backpack will more than likely be needed. If you need boots, then roll up your socks and underwear and pack them inside each boot to save space. Pop your jewellery in the pockets or jeans or jackets (just don’t forget it’s there!) and think about the idea of a jacket or trench coat that can be worn trans-seasonally.

So there you have it folks, the inside word on super easy holiday packing. What’s your packing style? Are there any methods you swear by? Share the love in the comments below. 

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  1. Robyn (GirlonRaw)

    Great tips! For someone like me, a professional traveller, I found these tips to be very helpful. No matter how long I’ve travelled for work, my packing skills become worse and worse. I’ll definitely be employing these ideas on my upcoming trip to Europe for sure.

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