With the world opening up and restrictions lifting, we’re sure that you want to look and feel great while you start to travel again – Jag Couture’s high-end lines are carefully curated to provide the perfect outfits and apparel whether it’s a staycation or a much-needed trip abroad! We’re also here to help with packing advice, to ensure that your trip is as simple and stress free as possible. By following our handy guide, we’re sure that you’ll have everything you need to enjoy your break.
Make a list!
You might want to make your own list, or if you do some research, you can find the perfect packing inspiration online. Make sure you think about your itinerary and the weather for the time of year. It’s a good idea to take a reusable water bottle for your trip to refill in transit, and to check whether you’ll need electrical adapters if you’re going abroad… lists are a great way to make sure that you’ve got everything in that last minute dash, and can also be useful to encourage over-packers to keep it minimal!
If you’re staying in a hotel or a BnB, it’s worth checking whether you’ll need your own hair dryer, body lotion, and towels. Many will also have good quality shampoo and conditioner, so you can focus on packing your favourite outfits!
Pick the right bag!
A hard luggage case can be a lifesaver for trips abroad, and is a worthy investment to protect your clothes and other possessions from damage in transit. For trips closer to home, a large rucksack or lightweight bag might be a better choice for ease of movement in and out of the car!
Throwing things into a bag at random can be overwhelming, and makes it difficult to locate things at the other end! Packing cubes or smaller, lightweight bags of separate tops, bottoms, and underwear can be a great way to sort your stuff.
There is some debate around the best packing methods, with the top two contenders being ‘rolling’ or ‘folding’. We highly recommend the rolling method – this saves space, and reduces wrinkles.
In the same vein, to make your life easier on the way back its always a good idea to bring a separate bag for dirty laundry on the way home! A mesh laundry bag, pillow case, or even a bin bag will do the job nicely.
What to Wear
To save on space in your luggage, it can be a massive help to wear your bulkiest items while travelling. This includes coats, jumpers, and shoes – bonus, your jacket can be used as a pillow for a nap enroute!