Putting together a sun-holiday packing list might sound tiresome, but for a stress-free vacay, you've got to do it. A tried-and-tested formula of interchangeable pieces that actually work (rather than remaining in a creased pile at the bottom of your case) and that you can simply pull together every time you go away will put the pleasure into packing.
Of course, 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.
So, we canvassed our team to create the ultimate edit, from dresses that will work across a variety of occasions to the all-important jeans that you can fly and sightsee in. Debating over that cashmere jumper for the flight? Do it. Ditto the travel bag that will double up as a beach bag. Every item in this guide is versatile enough to be worn more than once (meaning that if you choose to invest in some high-end pieces, you needn’t feel guilty). Keep scrolling for our definitive rundown of what to pack for a stylish vacation.
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While you might be traveling 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.
For obvious reasons, you're going to need a couple of T-shirts. Stick to two colors—preferably muted tones like black, white, navy, gray, or stripes. You can then wear these under a jumpsuit, with a slip dress, or over flowy trousers.
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).