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How to Pack like a Fashion Editor: Part 2


Packing still not under control? We’re back with part two of our packing special – with two more fashion insiders telling us how they do it…

The Travel Guru: Antonia Kraskowski is Fashion Stylist for The Express and has a finely honed eye for a gorgeous sartorial find (right now, she is the girl to know if you want a jeweled slider). Follow her on Instagram @antoniaesque and Twitter @adulescent. Want to know what to pack for your “standard lying-by-the-pool seven night holiday”? Print this out and use it as your checklist…


“You will never need nearly as much as you think you need. For seven nights, I now pack the following:

1 pair denim shorts (can be worn day with bikini, evening with smarter top)
1 pair of smarter shorts or skirt
2/3 bikinis in mix-match colours (one is always black. ALWAYS) Asos is excellent for mix/match.
2 pool tops
4 evening tops
2 dresses
1 large brimmed visor/hat (I bought a brilliant black wide brimmed visor from F+F at Tesco that looks like its Eugenia Kim but is only £6, added a bit of grosgrain ribbon on the back to form a bow at the strap)
1 clutch with removable cross body strap
1 beach bag/hand luggage bag
More underwear than you think you will need. Nothing worse than getting caught short on the smalls front.
A Kindle. I was massively against them until I took one on holiday and it changed my life – I read at least a book a day when we’re away.

Biggest style/space saving tip: invest in a pair of jewelled sliders as they go with everything. Can be worn by the pool for a bit of glam and work well for evenings. I mean, who actually wears heels on holiday?”

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Jewelled slider, now £60, Carvela at Asos; Zip top glitter clutch, £69, Boden; Crochet shorts, £24, TopShop; Bonita bikini top, £10 (was £40), Whistles

The Travel Guru: Lynda Bell is a fashion and celebrity stylist whose clients include Boden, Crew Clothing, Marks & Spencer and Red magazine. The last time we met, she was about to jet off to New York on a job – and I’m prepared to bet she looked as stylish when she stepped off the plane as she does when zipping around town. Find her Tweeting @ElleBellFashion and on Instagram @lyndabell1


“Choose a colour palette (monochrome; navy as a neutral; breezy whites) so things will easily go with each other.

Roll items before they go into your case rather than folding for less creases.

My rule of thumb: pack 3 tops for each bottom so you can dress up a pair of trousers or a skirt for dinner, and dress the same piece down for a relaxing day.

I tend to wear my heavier items on my travel days (jeans, knit, boots, jacket etc) to help my luggage weight!

“I love to make a list so I will keep a reminder list of things I don’t want to forget (chargers, adaptors, sunscreen – face and body separate) and this is a failsafe reminder pad.”

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Pack This pad, £5.82, Amazon; Midi dress with embroidery, now £91 (was £185), Little White Lies at Asos; Patterned trousers, £12, H&M; Navy grid dot tank swimsuit, from £110, J Crew


Image: Imceebee via Pinterest

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