8 Ways To Pack Like A Pro

Want to learn how to love packing? It's easy when you know how. Follow these eight golden rules for packing like a pro.

1 Colour co-ordinated bikinis are the bedrock?of your capsule holiday wardrobe. They'll take up minimal space in your bag and can be mixed and matched for a fresh look every day. Include a couple of tankinis too, as they can serve as cropped tops for evening.

Screen Shot 2016-05-17 at 16.30.46 Blue print triangle bikini, Melissa Odabash, €252 at matchesfashion.com

Screen Shot 2016-05-17 at 16.35.20 Tulle-insert triangle bikini, Adriana Degreas, €253 at matchesfashion.com

2 Bring one standout piece. Pack one exquisite item, such as a silk dress, for evening. Pair with a?cashmere knit (perfect worn on'the plane to prevent a chill) on one night and a blazer on another.

Screen Shot 2016-05-17 at 16.39.45 Midi dress, €210 at bimbylola.com

3 It may be a capsule wardrobe clich?, but a sarong can multitask as a scarf, belt or even a towel.?Google ?how to tie a sarong? and you'll find a multitude of different outfits can be created around this humble garment.

Screen Shot 2016-05-17 at 16.43.05 Zigzag sarong, Missoni, €276.72 at farfetch.com

4 Always bring a hat. Not only is a sun hat?part of your sun protection regime, it's a chic finishing touch to any outfit. This black and white fedora is a touch cooler than traditional straw sun hats.

Screen Shot 2016-05-17 at 16.45.32 Monochrome fedora, €20 at Next

5 Whether you're heading to Sydney?or Sardinia, bring a knit?for evenings. Invest in a featherweight cashmere or a merino wool; they'll look super-chic for evenings and will see you through winter too.

Screen Shot 2016-05-17 at 17.07.52 Pink poncho cardigan, €318 at cocoacashmere.com

6 Forget about buckling and untying shoe straps?? go for a versatile, no-fuss slip-on instead. Then make?it multitask by opting for a metallic shade or metallic detailing that will work for day and night.

 

Screen Shot 2016-05-17 at 17.13.02 Betty shoes, €24.99 at Parfois

 

7 Pare back the number of lotions and potions?you take with you by substituting your regular body moisturiser, make-up remover and lip balm with coconut oil. This one-stop wonder can also double as?a cuticle softener, hair mask and under-eye cream. We love Vita Coco's Coconut Oil - as the packaging says, ?Eat it, Wear it, Swear by it!?

 

Screen Shot 2016-05-17 at 17.14.44 Vita Coconut Oil, €12 at urban outfitters.co.uk

8 Choose a beach bag that can weather the tidal wave of sand, sea and'sun lotion. This?raffia-effect polypropylene tote is water-resistant so ideal for bringing to the beach.

Screen Shot 2016-05-17 at 17.24.29 Sunset raffia-effect tote, Truss, €209 at net-a-porter.com

Holding shot: River Island

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