Here are some great tips to get you ready for your trip.
So, you’re going on a holiday to the Isle of Wight and are wondering what to pack. Here are some great tips to get you ready for your trip.
Planning ahead, discover, and share
It is a good idea to check with those you are traveling with (if you are traveling alone, then you should check with the hotel or host to see what is available at the other end) and find out what they are taking with them or seeing what you can share with them.
If you are traveling with your friends, you can also find out the accessories they are going to take so you can borrow one another. This is going to help you a lot because you can make the outfit more diverse. if you have a pair of black trousers, you can get more looks out of them by putting on your friend’s necklace and her long gold necklace.
When traveling with your partner, you can choose to share things like sunscreen and toiletries. when staying with your friends or visiting a hotel, you should find out whether they have hair straighteners, hairdryers, or hair serum that you can borrow – these are those things that you are not going to use that much – so you don’t have to pack them. When you know what is available to you, sharing and borrowing each other’s stuff when traveling is going to make the load a lot lighter.
Getting color coordinated
It is easy thing for you to become a boho by the pool, but also have the option of looking super city slick for the urban cool by day and city nights out, but you don’t need to have too many diverse looks. If you want to be a good packer, you should just focus on one style and then have about for color combinations. You can decide to go with white, red, blue, and black – you can enhance the look using different jewelry, lip color, and nail polish.
Assembling a good outfit is not going to be a challenge if you manage to do it right. The important thing is coordinating the color and focusing on just a single style. Begin by choosing your three main colors and then adding an accent color to the mix.
Laying your clothes out and then applying the rule of five
Remove everything and then put it on the bed. You will then see whether you have enough options for the pieces you have packed. This is also a good time to make sure that the colors are matching well.
Do you want to be very certain? You can take some time and try the clothes on and make sure all the pieces work well together. It is important to factor in the weather that can make it cold or hot (it is always important to check the weather forecast because it is going to help you avoid a lot of problems when you are out). Think about the materials you are about to pack; are they thick and warm or light and breezy? If you manage to balance things and get them right, then you can relax knowing that you have a collection that is going to work in both cold and hot weather.
If you have 12 pieces, you can easily create 15 outfit combinations that accommodate both breezy and hot days. You will be ready for any weather.
Applying the rule of five
One question you should ask yourself is whether you can wear it five ways. Is it going to go with five outfits you have packed? If an outfit doesn’t work with at least three outfits, then you shouldn’t take it with you.
Packing smart is important because it lets you look great without having to bring the entire wardrobe with you. It can take some time to master this skill – but once you manage to do it, then you don’t always have to choose between packing or looking good. The following are the maximum to choose;
- 5 tops (long sleeve, short sleeve, layering top, vest top)
- 5 bottoms (trousers, skirt, shorts)
- 2 mix and match bikinis (with this, you are going to create four combinations)
- 1-2 dresses (cocktail outfit / dress it up or down dinner)
Focusing on your feet
You don’t have to bring your entire shoe collection. Try limiting yourself to three shoes, four if you really have to. You should also make sure that the shoes work with all of your outfits.
The ideal selection is:
- Evening shoes (fancy flats or heels)
- Beach / daytime sandals
- Supportive trainers (They are perfect for holiday strolling)
- Never make the mistake of packing shoes that you have not broken in. You should also factor in the feet swelling after a long flight. Make sure you pack plenty of plasters and your flight socks.
When packing, start with shoes and put them on the edges of the suitcase. Fill up the shoes with smaller pieces of clothes, encase gadgets or jewelry, or underwear. The soles need to be cleaned before packing. Put on the chunkiest pair at the airport and then change into flats as soon as the case is accepted. You can have them on the top part of your handbag.
Minimizing the toiletries
You will need some basics when going on a trip:
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Moisturizer / SPF
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Medicine that you take or you think you will need
- Body spray/deodorant or perfume
It is best to use travel-size products and testers instead of taking a full-sized one. One mistake that many last-minute packers make is overloading on toiletries. It is going to weigh down the case and increase suitcase accidents. This is going to leave you with less space for other important things. You should also tape up the lids to avoid spills during transit.
Carrying an extra outfit, and wearing what you can’t pack
Have a large tote-style handbag that you are going to use for your holiday travel and not just at the airport.
Have one light outfit or a change of clothes in the handbag if you are going to check in your suitcase. You don’t know how long you are going to be separated from your case during transfers and arrivals (the worst-case scenario is them getting lost). This is going to help you a lot when things go wrong.
It is a good idea to carry or wear a jacket with many pockets and try wearing bulky items, such as jumpers when you reach the airport because it is going to save you a lot of suitcase space. You are going to board the plane with a couple of layers on your arms and no one is going to ask you about it. You can then stuff the clothes into the tote bag and then put them in the under seat or overhead space.
If your luggage ends up missing – make sure you think ahead of the day you arrive (and the next day) and make sure you note down what you are going to need. Wear those items to the airport or you can have the backup outfit as your in-hand luggage.
Carrying all important information in the handbag
You need to take full advantage of the space you have in your handbag and carry-on bag if you are allowed to have on board two pieces. This is why you need to invest in a decent size handbag. Make sure that the bag has a zip so you can fasten it up pretty fast. There is a wide range of options when it comes to handbags, and this means you will most likely find one that fits your style and is big enough. Another important tip you need to keep in mind is getting everything you consider precious to you or important packed in the handbag. Examples of such items are:
- Flight details/ Ferry details
- Note for the trip
- A fully charged battery pack
- Important phone numbers
- Your passport
- A travel adapter
- A USB phone charger
You should also email yourself a list of important documents and information like flight details, a copy of your passport, and a scan of your bank cards.