With summer in full-swing, it’s likely you’ll be heading to a hot beach for an unforgettable girls’ holiday. And, although you’ll be incredibly excited, you might also be feeling a bit stressed about the idea of packing plenty of Instagram-worthy outfits for your trip. To make things easier, we’ve rounded up our essential holiday fashion tips, so grab your suitcase and read on.
Plan Outfits in Advance
For the true fashionista, packing the night before isn’t an option. Putting plenty of time aside to shop for and put together outfits will save you a lot of hassle when you finally touchdown in your destination and should help you to avoid having any meltdowns when you’re getting ready.
If you’re struggling for outfit inspiration, there are plenty of apps, like Stylebook, that you can use to put different clothes together and watch them come to life. So, you can assemble some winning outfits before you go out and buy them!
Top tip: Remember to break in any new shoes you’ve bought: there’s nothing fashionable about blister plasters!
Beat the luggage limit
If you’re limited on space — or just can’t decide between those seven pairs of shoes — co-ords, like these ones from Pretty Little Thing, offer a great way of unashamedly outfit recycling while you’re away. As well as wearing these as a full set, taking each part and matching them with other wardrobe favourites will give you endless possibilities of outfits. Just don’t forget to mix up your accessories and shoes for a unique look and feel!
Additionally, agreeing to share clothes with your friends while you’re away will significantly expand everyone’s outfit possibilities. Identifying key items from everyone’s wardrobes and deciding who brings what will ensure you’re all stepping out in style.
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Add Luxury Touches
With so much throwaway fashion available to us, it’s nice to also have timeless designer pieces that you cherish! Adding something as simple as a belt, like this skinny Moschino belt from Garment Quarter, can be the perfect finishing touch to an already stylish outfit.
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Additionally, designer clutches and shoes in bold statement colours and inventive patterns will ensure you stand out from the crowd.
Organise your packing
Opening a case of clothes that has been jumbled up from your flight can be incredibly overwhelming and will usually result in an unpacked suitcase for the duration of your trip.
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To avoid this, use luggage separators, like these Away Travel packing cubes, to keep different categories of clothing neatly together. This means you’ll waste less time digging around for the perfect beach club bikini, and more time with a refreshing cocktail in hand.
We all want to look our best on holiday, but that doesn’t mean packing has to be stressful. Follow my top tips for packing for your girls’ trip to make sure you’re effortlessly stepping out in style this summer.