If you love to travel but absolutely hate to pack for it, you’re not the only one. Most people worry about packing less than they will need, so they end up stuffing their suitcase with items that are completely unnecessary for the trip. Others don’t overpack but somehow forget an essential detail. So in order to make packing easier for anyone who has trouble with it, we asked experts for advice. And the people who travel a lot and know how to pack with style are fashion bloggers.
Here are the tips they shared:
Comfortable clothes are a must
No matter where you are heading to, a few cozy items should find their place in your suitcase: a pair of yoga pants, both long sleeve and short sleeve cotton T-shirts, a pair of shorts and a pair of sneakers. Although they don’t seem like the ultimate fashion piece, sneakers are truly loved by fashion bloggers. These few essentials will serve you the most during your trip, as you can wear them when you just want to relax but can also upgrade each piece with other items from your suitcase to get a true fashion-icon look. In addition, fashion bloggers suggest that you can wear a snuggly T-shirt and a pair of comfy shorts instead of your PJ’s. This means that there is more room for those Instagram-worthy clothes in your suitcase.
Don’t forget about working out
Fashion bloggers do love and promote fashion, but they also know how important it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. That is why they always pack their workout clothes when traveling. An Australian influencer and fitness lover, the stunning Tammy Hembrow, even came up with her activewear collection. So, find a place for some tank tops, sports bras and leggings. You already packed the sneakers, so you will just need a post-workout hoodie.
Plan your outfits ahead
This may be the most useful tip of all. Fashion influencers confess to always having a number of original and gorgeous pieces that they want to capture in a photo at a certain location they are visiting. But it’s all in vain, packing that many clothes, if they can’t construct appropriate outfits out of those individual pieces. So, they plan out their outfits for each day. Some blogger professionals say that you can even try out various looks at home and capture them by taking a quick photo as a reminder. This way, there is less stress for you on the trip and more time to enjoy. This may be the secret to how many talented bloggers manage to looks so chic when visiting fashion weeks as well as when exploring breathtaking and exotic destinations.
An extra tip for every fashion lover who often goes traveling is to bring swimwear with you. If you’re planning to relax by the pool and sunbathe, flattering bikini bottoms from Sunseeker Swimwear collection is a great choice. It lets you show off that toned body you have been working on during the winter. Just in case, bring a few of bathing suit options as you may get bored of Instagramming the same swimsuit multiple times.
You don’t need too many shoes
With so many gorgeous shoes, it’s hard to decide which ones to bring with you. However, all ten pairs of high heels will most likely never even get a chance to get out of your suitcase. Therefore, pack some classics. You already have your sneakers, find room for a pair of comfy and trendy slides and for those glamorous moments, two or three pairs of high heels will be enough. Limit yourself to one pair of strappy sandals, one pair of nudes, and the third pair of stilettos can be more flamboyant. Bloggers always recommend bringing flats with you and they are the type of shoes that the fashion icon Olivia Palermo knows how to style perfectly.
Take care of your skin
There is no beauty without beautiful skin. Fashion bloggers advise keeping up with your beauty routine even when travelling. One of the biggest fashion influencers, the beautiful Negin Mirsalehi, tries to adjust her skincare rituals to her busy lifestyle that includes a great number of trips and flights.
As all of your skincare products may take up a lot of space, a great tip is to pack travel size moisturizers and body lotions. In addition, bring a face mist and a hydrating mask in your carry-on, as flying can be dehydrating for your skin.
In the end, the biggest lesson top fashion bloggers can give you is to be prepared for packing. Take some time to visualize your outfits, to pack both the wardrobe and the skincare essentials, and to determine what will be in your carry-on luggage. By following these tips, you will be able to have a good time and also get some great Instagram pics.