What to pack for a holiday

Many of the style questions that Styling You receives involve how to minimise what you’re packing for a holiday to an overseas destination. I find this hilarious as I was a notorious over packer. I’m (mostly) reformed and it’s thanks to following my own tips and suggestions – as well as those provided by readers. All those tips can now be found in one place – my e-book.

Confessions of a Reformed Over-Packer (How to plan for your next escape) by Nikki Parkinson, Styling You


On the blog: how to pack tips

How to plan and pack for a European spring-summer holiday: One country’s version of summer can feel like your winter at home.  In this post, learn how to create a travel capsule wardrobe for both the warmer and cooler regions of Europe during spring-summer.

10 soft pant options for wearing on a flight when travelling overseas: Soft pant options for wearing on a flight are numerous, but the key common denominator in choosing a soft pant for flying is the comfort factor. This post gives you 10 soft pant options where your comfort will be as high as the altitude you’re flying.

30 ideas for carry-on luggage you may not have thought of: Different kinds of bags for different types of travel is a good idea. Discover which will work best for you and your next trip.

How to plan and pack for your next holiday (confessions of a reformed over-packer): Whether it’s for three weeks overseas or a weekend away with the girls, this post is all about how to pack smarter. From the essentials that should take up your suitcase space to how to minimise on beauty products – you’ll learn it all in this e-book – How to plan and pack for your next holiday (confessions of a reformed over-packer) – which is available now.

What to pack for an Australian beach holiday: Traditional beach holidays are all about a relaxed and super casual wardrobe. What to pack for an Australian holiday at the beach will vary so much depending on what type of beach holiday you have. In this post, I’m sharing my tips based on a house or an apartment base for your beach holiday.

How to plan and pack for your next holiday (confessions of a reformed over-packer): I’m (mostly) a reformed over-packer and it’s thanks to following my own tips and suggestions – as well as those provided by readers. All those tips can now be found in one place – my newly released e-book, available to download in this post.

9 tips for packing clothes for a trip away: These are the same principles that I use for all my packing endeavours – whether for an overnight work trip or overseas for three weeks.

What to pack for a European summer holiday: If you want to make your travel wardrobe packing a science, I can suggest you blog about what you’re packing, as you pack it. Just laying out all the clothes I’d set aside for this trip made me re-evaluate and cut back on what I was taking. The end result was that I did use all that I packed … except my activewear. I did enough walking sightseeing and was comfortable in my FRANKiE4s that I didn’t pull it out once.

What to pack for Europe in spring: This post was prompted by three Styling You readers travelling to Europe last spring. There’s a definite need for warmer clothes if travelling before summer hits.

What to pack for Hawaii: these tips will help you pack for a resort holiday where the temperatures are pretty constant throughout the stay and the emphasis is on the beach, day trips and relaxed evenings out.

Beauty travel essentials: this is one area of my travel packing that I’m still working on minimising but this post breaks down how I went about that for our holiday in Europe last year, including my in-flight beauty essentials.

How to pack a hat for travel: This is a packing hack that I’ve implemented twice and each time, I’ve opened my suitcase at the destination holding my breath. But it works. Try it – much better than lugging on a long-haul flight and risking in the overhead compartment.

What to pack for a health retreat holiday: Activewear, activewear and more activewear. At least I was being active in my activewear.

What to pack for a cruise holiday: I’m no cruising expert but I did pick up some tips on a sampler cruise last year.

What to pack for a weekend in Melbourne: Escaping for a fun weekend away with your partner or girlfriend/s is always a good idea. These tips are aimed at a winter trip away and are especially useful if you live somewhere warm and don’t regularly dress for the cold.

What to pack for a tropical weekend away: This post will help you if you’re doing the opposite of a winter-destination escape. Tropical is all about light layers, flat sandals and a touch of glam.

What to pack for a weekend conference: Heading to a conference where you don’t know many people can be daunting. If you get the “what to wear” question covered off then you’ll have a tonne more confidence to meet others and make new connections.

What to pack and wear on a road trip: not all holidays involve flying. A good Aussie road trip is always a good idea for exploring new places or visiting friends … without as tight a luggage restriction. I share my five style tips for a no-fuss, yet stylish road trip wardrobe.

How to pack for a long weekend: some times it’s the short breaks that can be the most tricky to pack for. This post will help you piece a travel capsule together for changeable weather.

Travel Style – Pinterest: Here you’ll find some inspiration and links to clever people who can do three weeks of travel with just carry-on on (I salute you!).

On the blog: what to wear on a flight

30 ideas for carry-on luggage you might not have thought of: If you’re wanting carry-on luggage inspiration, this post has 30 ideas for carry-on luggage when travelling – all from incredible women in the Styling You Everyday Style Facebook community (come join us!).

11 tips for what to wear on a plane: this post brings together all the tips and tricks I’ve picked up from travelling on long and short-haul flights.

Teenage style: 5 tips for travel-wear: Journalism/PR student, Sammy, shares 5 different tips for teen travel-wear.

What to wear on a long-haul flight: this post gives you a look at my flying “uniform”. I was only travelling to Thailand but the flight to Singapore was made more comfortable in these layers. I switched out to more tropical-friendly clothes at Singapore.

What to wear on a long flight: this post was prompted by a reader who regularly flies to Europe who was over the jeans and joggers look but didn’t want to wear trackies. I list out my seven essentials for creating an in-flight look that is neither but is still comfortable.

Beauty travel essentials: this is one area of my travel packing that I’m still working on minimising but this post breaks down how I went about that for our holiday in Europe last year, including my in-flight beauty essentials.


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