When you are planning your next summer holiday and want to save space, you need to make a list of items you can combine and use for multiple occasions.

There are some essential clothing items you will need for the beach, a party, and daytime that you cannot leave without. Use clever accessories to change your look and the purpose of your clothing without having to pay excess charges on your luggage.


Five Items to Pack for Your Vacation

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1. Shorts

For the daytime, you want to stay as comfortable as possible. Getting in your shorts is a good way of looking casual and making sure that you can sit anywhere without having to worry about your skirt being blown up. Shorts are essential for walking on the beach, having a picnic in the park, or playing sports. If you get a few of them, you will not add a lot of weight to your bag, but will have plenty of casual clothing options.


2. Skirts

For going down to the hotel lobby or having your meals, you might want to slip in a floral skirt or a skater dress. If you spent all day at the beach, the last thing you want to do is put on a tight fitting outfit. Skirts combined with a T-shirt or a floral blouse are acceptable in every restaurant, and if you have built up your tan, you might get away with them without tights.


3. Beach Wear

You want to take some mix-and-match beach wear with you on your holiday. Combine single color, plain bikini tops and bottoms with patterned ones, and get some short skirts to wear over when you go to the bar or the restaurant on the beach. You might even get a one-piece swimming costume and put on a tie-up skirt when you need to walk down the street.


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Beach wear is always important to pack on your vacation.


4. Scarves

Scarves are the lifesavers of women on holiday. They can be worn in several different ways. Wear your scarf as a skirt, a headband, or a belt, and you have just created a great unique look using a single accessory. You can throw your scarf over your shoulders to protect you from the sun, or keep you warm on cold summer nights. Silk scarves can be used as decoration on your beach bag, and neckties, as well. Take a couple of colours and designs with you, and you can get creative about your evening look.


5. Light Jackets

You will need a jacket to keep you warm in the evenings and in case the weather turns bad. We all hope for a warm and dry holiday, but it doesn’t always happen. Look through THE ICONIC Edition for inspiration. Get a denim jacket if you will be wearing casual outfits most of the time. If there is a slight chance of rain, you might want to get a waterproof poncho that doesn’t take up much space and can be folded in your bag. Take it with you everywhere, so you can be prepared for any weather.

You can save space in your suitcase by packing your bags cleverly, and utilizing each item in multiple ways.


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Pack smart and all smiles on vacation.


Be prpeared on your vacation.

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Anthony Jury

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