How to Not Have Packing Regret

As you get older, Christmas becomes less about the presents (kind of) and more about the time off from work and time spent with family and friends. And if you’re really lucky, that means packing your bags and getting away from it all.

We’ve made it our mission to master holiday packing. In the past, we’ve asked everyone from regular jetsetters to fashion bloggers and Australian designers, how to make sure your suitcase has everything you need—and nothing you don't—for a getaway.

This time, Who What Wear Australia has compiled the ultimate capsule wardrobe—pieces that you can mix and match to make sure you don’t need to make a last-minute shop stop when you should be kicking back with a mojito.

Keep scrolling for our ultimate packing guide—so you won’t have packing regret.  

A holiday by the sea calls for as little as possible. Bikinis, T-shirts, denim shorts and easy dresses. If you don't wear it at home, you won't wear it on holidays, so pack what you know you'll actually wear.

Comfort is key for a staycation in the city. Don't go overboard with evening wear, because the day often runs away from you before you've had a chance to go back to your hotel and change. Instead, pack pieces you'll be comfortable in all day and happy to go straight to dinner in.

A ski trip requires ultimate packing precision. Ski clothes take up a lot of space, so be sure to pack smart with layers. Another top tip? Just pack one coat (your warmest) for evenings, you definitely don't need options (unless you're travelling with a Goyard trunk) as once you're inside, it'll immediately come off anyway.

Do you have any packing secrets you want to share? Let us know in the comments below!

Opening image: Jessie Bush of We The People.

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