How to pack the perfect suitcase for holiday heaven . . . teamLBD guides you through the dos and don’ts so you keep your cool this summer. . .and all you have to worry about is what ice-cream to order. . .
Shop the Coral shift dress or the Alesha Dixon Red Skater Dress or LBD SS17 Holly Dress.
Shop Wolf and Whistle floral skirt. It is a suitcase essential. Wear with pretty flipflops or your summer block heels.
Bookworm recommendations for Suitcase Savvy trips
The gripping story of the Shang-Young family and an estate which hangs in the balance. . . a sure page turner. (May 23, Random House)
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
Save hassle and be realistic – buy the travel-sized beauty products. No you don’t need to pack a giant sized toothpaste, shampoo and the whole bathroom cabinet. Also beware of fragrant perfumes as these can attract mosquitos – so leave them at home. If you’re travelling with family and friends, each pack a different item and share.
Shop Superdrug Minis
It really is so much simpler when you have less to lug around. Ask yourself: “Do I really need these stiletto heels? Blessed are the list-makers, see below. Wear outfits multiple times with different accessories. Better too little than too many dresses.
Shop Superdrug Essentials
Don’t be random. Aimless attempts to pack last minute because you simply can’t be bothered, is a guaranteed fail. Yes, we know you are ready for a holiday, but plan your outfits and you really will thank yourself when you’re carrying a lightweight suitcase around at the airport.
Mix and match items – you really don’t need to take the equivalent of three distinct outfits a day – and remember you can wash clothes when you’re away too (mini washing fluid).
Of course, we would love you to splash out on a whole new wardrobe, but be sensible and invest carefully. Perhaps it’s a lightweight shawl you’ll wear constantly, quality day wedges or compact gadgets …
Roll up your dresses to guarantee fewer creases. Or pop in a versatile playsuit. Also make sure space is used by tucking smaller items inside shoes, for instance, and removing things from unnecessary bulky packaging wherever possible.
Make sure those vital documents (passport, ticket, hotel details etc) are all securely stored together, so you know exactly where they are and can access them quickly when needed. Don’t just grab your usual handbag, cluttered with mystery items from way back when.