Putting together a holiday packing list might sound tiresome, but for a stress-free vacay, you've got to do it. To help you avoid any complications, we're doing the laborious part for you. There are so many decisions to make on what to put on your travel outfit checklist—from deciding which sandals to pack to the best accessories to take. That said, we understand that packing is the most stressful part of travelling. Although you shouldn't let this be a time-consuming or troubling affair—you should just look forward to spending time relaxing in the sun.
Fashion girls know, however, that a truly efficient holiday wardrobe must include pieces that are versatile enough to be worn more than once. To help, we've put together the ultimate packing list to guide you through these tough choices. You can even print out a version to keep with you. Keep scrolling for our definitive rundown of what to pack for a stylish vacation.
This is for travelling in serious style.
No more bits of paper knocking around in the bottom of your bag.
Block out all unnecessary noise with these headphones.
The most comfortable summer shorts you'll ever own.
Keep track of your stuff with a leather luggage tag.
Keep harmful rays out of your face while still looking chic.
Be the envy of everyone else on the beach.
Dry off in style.
While you might be travelling to a warmer climate, it does get cold on the plane, so you'll want something to wrap up in when you're feeling the chill. A silk version can double up as a warm and chic accessory.
Heading off on a long, sunny vacation? This is just what you need.
Of course, you need swimwear. And yes, you definitely need two types. One for sunbathing and one for if you fancy a proper swim.
You always need a bikini in your bag too.
Wear these when you need to change up your outfit for the evening.
Perhaps the most useful item in your luggage—a cosmetic case for every type of holiday and situation.
Go for a fun clutch for nights out.
This is the ultimate holiday bag.
While there may be heat where you're going, there's no denying that some places get downright chilly in the evening. Pack a leather jacket and throw it over your shoulders when there's a breeze.
Going somewhere a little colder? This sweater will be your go-to. If you're thinking about packing another, stop and consider your layers—you don't want to overfill that bag.
For obvious reasons, you're going to need a couple of T-shirts. Stick to two colours—preferably muted tones like black, white, navy, grey or stripes. You can then wear these under a jumpsuit, with a slip dress or with flowy trousers.
Long sleeves are great for cooler nights or colder destinations.
This is where you can really show off your creativity. Save this top for when you want to show off your outfit.
Just add heels and jeans and you're good to go.
This is your true multitasker. Want to wear a dress on your night out? Wear a slip dress. Want to go sightseeing? Wear a slip dress over a T-shirt. There is seriously nothing this item can't do (except for the actual packing, of course).
Safari chic. Pair this jumpsuit with gold earrings.
The only miniskirt you need right now.
The perfect pair of white jeans.
These are a classic for a reason. These sneakers will look good for a day in the city or at the beach. Pack a pair of classic Converse for walking. And don't forget socks.
These Tevas are so comfortable and can surely take you from the hotel pool to the beach.
With jeans, skirts or dresses - you'll get so much wear out of these.
Chic and practical.