Travelling Light

We all know how much of a nightmare it can be sticking to luggage restrictions while packing for your summer hols. This is made ten times worse when you’re trying to take ladies clothing on holiday with hand luggage only – in fact, it can seem a near impossible feat. The same can be said if you’re off travelling, and taking with you your world on your back. Try these pointers to help with the difficulty of travelling light – they’ll make it a lot easier for you, we promise!

A maxi dress is the perfect solution if you’re travelling light on your holiday because you can dress it up or down. It will look stylish and sophisticated teamed with sunnies and flip flops during the day, and incredibly sexy at night, with glam sandals and a touch of lippy.

Maxi Dress

Leggings are a fantastic option to take on holiday; they’re perfect if it starts to get a bit chilly in the evenings, so bag yourself a black pair which are sure to go with anything. Leggings are also great for when you board the plane home and need something warm for the return to England. They’re looser than jeans so make a more comfortable option to wear on the plane.

Another item of clothing to make sure you pack if you’re travelling light is a floaty long-sleeved blouse. Its lightweight material means you’ll barely notice it in your luggage. A long-sleeved blouse is a great solution if you’re visiting religious places of worship in foreign countries and need to cover up. Long-sleeved blouses are also great for wearing casually in the evenings.

Harem Pants remain a staple holiday must have. Nothing says traveller chic like a pair. The great thing about them is the fact they come in so many different styles and prints – opt for black or a neutral tone if you want them to blend in with the rest of your outfit or go bold with big prints and bright colours if you want to make them the focal point of your holiday look.

Now, it might not be the most flattering of jackets, but, a Mac in a bag is the easiest way to cover your back when travelling light should the heaven’s open. Luckily you can find Mac’s with contemporary, pretty prints now, so you needn’t think drab – go wild!

On the practical side, it’s worth taking note of some top tips to make travelling light that little bit easier: roll your clothes to save space, it’s amazing how you room’ll save. You should also pack shoes heel-to-toe on top of one another. Pack your shoes at the bottom end of a rucksack (the wheel end, if you’re taking a suitcase) so that they won’t squash the light weight things. If you’re only taking hand luggage, then wear the heaviest items (jeans, jackets) on you – this will especially come in handy when you’re trying to make room for gifts and taking advantage of duty free!

With these tips and tricks you’ll become a pro at travelling light in no time!

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2 Responses to Travelling Light

  1. Ava Apollo August 14, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    I had to look up “mac” and “harem pants,” I admit.

    • Victoria August 16, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

      haha you’ve never heard the word ‘mac’? clearly all british words then….

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