When it comes to traveling fashionistas and packing just don't mix well (shoes, makeup, clothes, more shoes!). ELLE has the best tips for packing light and fashionable for your next trip.
When it comes to travelling fashionistas and packing just don't mix well (shoes! makeup! clothes! more shoes!). ELLE Canada has the best tips for packing light and fashionable for your next trip.
Whether you're heading off on a romantic weekend rendezvous for two or on a long Bondi beach vacation to soak up the Australian sun, looking chic, smart and appropriately dressed is key, without the hassle of lugging a huge suitcase. It can be hard to decide what you need to pack on a trip (long or short), but ELLE Canada has your must-haves for your next travel destination!
1. The right luggage
The best way to start packing is with great luggage. Look for luggage that has numerous compartments for easy storage. The Victorinox Swiss Army suitcase (shown in image) not only comes in hot colours, but it has fab compartments to meet all your needs and help you organize your travel gear. If you have a specified place for shoes, it means more room in the main compartment for bikinis, sundresses, and all your other goodies. Many also come with compartments for toiletries (bonus!) and added garment bags to keep delicates safe making a trip far more enjoyable.
2. Dress for success
Dresses are key when it comes to travel, so pack a few. Paired with some sexy heels, you're ready for a night on the town, a romantic dinner or a classy event. Pair with a low heel and you're casual-chic. "A dress made out of satin and spandex blends are the easiest to pack," says traveling fashionista Anita Gatto. "When you get to your hotel all you do is hang them up in the bathroom while you shower and they are freshly pressed!" That means your sexy black Diane von Furstenberg number is a go!
3. Pint-sized beauty bootie
If you're just jetting off for a weekend, you certainly don't need to pack your bag full of full-sized beauty loot. The same goes for a longer trip -- you just don't need a huge bottle of moisturizer. Most beauty companies offer compact or travel-sized options of their best sellers, so stock up and pack a nice light makeup bag. Look for mini lipglosses, lipsticks, moisturizers and even mascaras. And to stay smelling fresh and sophisticated, pop a solid fragrance in your bag (ideal for your purse once you hit your destination) such as Gwen Stefani's L, a L.A.M.B fragrance which is also sold in a solid. You can also buy small bottles and fill them up with your fave body wash and cream (we love the French Lemon Body Wash and Body Lotion by Napoleon Perdis for a fresh feeling), without the bulk. If you must take something that is full-size, make sure you absolutely can't live without it for a few days.
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