The Holiday Packing List Every Fashion Person Should Check Before Travelling


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You've only gone and done it; planned a holiday, be it abroad or on home soil. You're excited right? You need this break. You deserve this break. So, in the spirit of making your holiday as enjoyable as possible from the word "go", I'm here to help.

Putting together a sunny 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 are effortless will put the pleasure into packing.


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There are so many decisions to make on what to put on your travel outfit checklist. For example, which shoes should you pack? What accessories are the best to take?

So I canvassed the entire Who What Wear team to create the ultimate packing 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 jumper for the flight? Do it. Ditto for 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). Even handier is the graphic we've created so you can refer back to it as you assemble your wares and accessories for the big event. Bon voyage!


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1. Passport Holder

2. Document Wallet

3. Luggage Tag

4. Travel Beauty Case

5. Packing Cubes

6. Suitcase

7. Headphones

8. Powerbank

9. Sunhat

10. Sunglasses

11. Beach Towel

12. Sarong

13. One Piece

14. Two Bikinis

15. Hoop Earrings

16. Chain Necklace

17. Shoulder Bag

18. Basket Bag

19. Jacket

20. Jumper

21. Jeans

22. Linen Shirt

23. T-Shirt

24. Vest Top

25. Evening Top

26. Wide-Leg Trousers

27. Skirt

28. Shorts

29. Two Day Dresses

30. Evening Dress

31. Trainers

32. Three Pairs of Sandals

33. Leather Belt

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.