How pack like a pro

Are you going on a summer holiday soon? The key to successful packing is to choose key pieces and work around then. A little planning will bring you a long way. Consider what you are going to do during your holiday, how often you with be going sightseeing, outings, relaxing by the beach, and decide on simple, versatile looks.

You don’t need to pack a lot, the simpler the better. Always start with the basics and add several pieces to match them and multiple the combinations.

Bring a pair of dressy sandals with small heels which will match all your outfits. Pair it with jeans, top, and a blazer, or try it with a glam dress and clutch for a night out. They are also great with a swimsuit and shorts to head to the beach.

From beach to dinner, palazzo pants are the way to go. Choose a design and colour that is versatile enough to match several looks. Try it with a simple white T-shirt and sandals, or with a blouse tucked in and elegant heels for a more glamorous look. It will look great with your bikini. When packing it in your suitcase, roll it to avoid creasing it.

A lightweight blazer jacket in either a plain colour or delicate patterns will take you from the airport to sightseeing to evenings out. Opt for a light material to stay cool and comfortable. Roll up the sleeves and pair it with cropped pants and loose linen top, or wear it open over a sun dress and glam heels for an evening out. It will also be great with shorts and a simple T-shirt.

Don’t forget your favourite pair of jeans, whether they are coloured or classic denim: wear them on the plane with a light knit and your sandals. Pack two to three tops to match them. Roll up the legs to create a comfy look.

For evening dinner to the beach to a stroll in the village, a flattering summer dress is a stylish choice. Pair it with sandals and hat by day, and swap the accessories for a clutch and elegant heels for an evening look.

A printed skirt in a flattering shape and colour will work wonder for day and evening. Pack several tops in different shades and shapes. A great look is to pair a sleeveless top with a tailored cropped cardigan. In the evening, pair it with a blouse and blazer. It will equally look works wonders with a bikini and a shirt worn open.

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