Organising a weekend away should be a relaxing process but the packing phase can be a source of anxiety for even the calmest jetsetter. It’s a challenge made harder when the goal is just to take carry-on luggage.
Packing light is a goal that most travellers attempt to achieve but, due to either packing last minute or a lack of editing, often fail to reach. Choosing a range of classic and versatile staples that can be easily incorporated into any outfit will also significantly cut back on luggage. Here, our guide to packing light for all seasons.
Cool and relaxed should be your keywords when choosing items to pack for a summer getaway. As a guideline, here are six base items for a winning holiday look:
Warmth and robust should be what guides your autumn/winter holiday wardrobe as it includes slightly heavier garments than summer:
Despite nature’s tendency to change her mind last minute, checking the weather ahead of leaving can save you much heartache when it comes to packing.
Making a list of all the clothes you think you will need and then laying them out lets you keep on top of unnecessary doubling up, and also allows you to pre-style your looks, recycling garments where possible.
Hotels have laundries, or can recommend a good dry cleaner. Packing light can mean wearing something more than once and a local dry cleaner can help offer a quick freshen up.
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