(Back)Packing essentials

Packing for adventure with style

Packing – it can be a challenging task at times. With limited carry-on space and weight restrictions for your luggage on flights, you need to choose wisely. Not only do you have to think about what you can take with you, but what about the things you might bring back? This means leaving enough room in your suitcase on the outgoing trip to make room for your souvenirs and trinkets.

It doesn’t matter if you’re going on a two-week vacation or planning to leave town for two years and travel the world, choosing what to take with you can be tricky, even more so if you want to look good while you go on your adventures. So here are some tips for all the roaming fashionistas out there on how to pack for your travels without compromising your style.


You can’t take everything with you, which is why choosing a few key accessories to help you alter a look could be a good idea. Try to pick items that aren’t going to weigh down your luggage, like scarves, hats or lighter pieces of jewellery. Although you might have to wear the same clothes on repeat, adding a different accessory to them each time lets you get creative and create a fresh look.


Shoes are going to weigh your luggage down, no doubt about it. Therefore, you should only be packing one or two pairs to take with you – three at most. It’s nice to have options, but ask yourself: what do you need them for? Again, consider what you’re planning to get up to on your trip before you pack. If you’re intending to lay around on the beach for the majority of your time, flat sandals are perfect. You might even plan to dine out a lot, in which case some fun wedge heels could be ideal if that’s your style. However, if you’re going to be walking for miles on a trek or exploring a city, comfortable trainers or walking boots are a better option.

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Be sensible

When choosing clothes to take with you, remember to think about your destination and what is going to be suitable. If you’re going to be doing a lot of physical activity, don’t pack mostly maxi dresses and sandals. As you should already know, it’s possible to look stylish in sportswear, so you don’t have to worry about looking good while you climb a mountain. It’s also worth noting the cultural dress codes where you’re going, too. Some countries expect more modest attire. Be respectful of this and pack clothes that accommodate these regulations to avoid causing any unwanted offense or trouble.

Have fun

When it comes to packing for your next trip, think about the pointers above to help you plan your perfect holiday style.

That said, the bottom line is, whatever you’re wearing, you will look your best when you’re smiling and having fun. It’s possible to look good while you’re on your adventures, but just remember that enjoying the experience is the most important thing!

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