If you are currently packing for your summer holiday getaway, you may be wondering “how on earth is this all going to fit?” With many clothes and little packing space, it is crucial to choose items which can serve more than one look. Nothing is worse than sitting on your suitcase after a blissful holiday trying to squash all of your new outfits into your suitcase. In order to avoid this, we at AiSPi have selected our holiday packing essentials. These pieces are easily interchangeable, which equals less hassle, more space and plenty options.
A Maxi Dress
Ahh, the good old maxi dress. So versatile and comfortable, this must be the first to go into your suitcase. You can choose to pack a staple black or white maxi- dressed up with some simple accessories for any occasion. Or you can choose a bright summery printed maxi dress, with minimal accessories needed. Not only is this a frivolous piece for roaming the streets of Barcelona in, but can easily be taken into night time with a good pair of wedges and a cardigan.
While you may be tempted to bring an array of shoe options, packing a snazzy pair of sandals will never be a waste. These are the perfect comfy shoe to roam around the pool in, slip on before heading out or get sandy down at the beachfront. Easily packed into your luggage, and just as easily packed into your beach bag. These are the pair that your feet will thank you for!
The most important necessity of a sunny getaway is this: shade! While you may be enjoying the sun most days of your holiday, there is nothing like a shady sunhat to keep you cool and protected. Tip: pack your sunhat upside down in your suitcase and fill your clothes around it. Find socks and other small items to put inside the middle (this saves space and helps preserve the sunhat).
A Head Scarf
A small but crucial accessory we love this summer is the head scarf. Easily foldable and lightweight, you can fit a whole range into your suitcase with ease. This piece is an easy colourful way to bring your casual holiday outfit to life. Perk? It can double up as a hair tie and neck scarf too.
Instead of packing in two pieces of clothing, why not just pack one? A monotone jumpsuit is a staple piece which can easily be dressed up with a scarf for night time or a pair of shades for the day. Comfortable with a flattering silhouette, this is a must-pack piece.
Nothing is more essential than a pair of sunglasses for a beachy getaway. Considering you will be using these everyday, it is important to pack a pair that will go with every look (although, if you have space for a statement shade we recommend this too). Go for a classic round, oval or square shape and these can be paired with anything.
Easy to wear in the day with a denim short and white shirt, or at night with a maxi dress, we love a wedge. The perfect summery heel, which you can dance the night away in. What could be better? (These are definitely worth the packing space).
Written by Antigua Rose Koekemoer
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