Time to go on holiday, you know you’ve booked hand luggage only as you are trying to save those coins. But you still want to slay as you were born with game. So how do you maximise your wardrobe potential whilst still falling in line with
EasyJet’s anal one bag only hand luggage policy.
Number 1: Do your research and plan accordingly
My recent holiday was to Venice , I knew beforehand that it is a city paved with lots of cobbled stoned streets, there is really no point packing 3 pairs of stiletto heels to a place except if you intend to spend the entire time walking like a toddler who is trying on her mother’s shoes.
Check the weather forecast and pack accordingly.
Number 2: Maximise to economise
Mixing and matching items that can be paired to form more than one look. I always bang on about classics and basics because not only do they help you effortlessly put a look together, they are also great for pairing with almost anything so it means you get more for less which in essence means you save valuable luggage space.
Number3: Accessories is the key to not being basic
Hats, scarves, jewellery, all that space you have saved in tip number 2 can be put to great use. Remember my number 1 motto is love the basics but never be a basic bitch 😉 Think of what you might wear and what you will be doing then pack your accessories accordingly.
Shorts can be a tricky affair to pull off, too short, can mean things start look tacky very quickly. Too much skin and you have the same palava. The trick is to stick to the rule, legs or boobs and never both. Backless tops or bodysuits are a fun way to bend that rule.
Laceup Espadrilles: Zara
Bag: Purchased from a market in Morocco
Shorts are great for summer night time; same rule applies… legs or boobs. I threw on a tshirt then added a silk scarf to make it look a bit more grown up whilst injecting some colour to my outfit.
Shorts: Same as above
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Spending the day in beach meant I spent most of the day in a bikini. Both of this are two separate pieces I purchased as I didn’t want a complete floral two piece set. The gold detail on the bikini bottom helped to give the entire look that extra bit of oomph that I love to have.
Bikini: Ann Summers
Sunnies: Danish brand, Han Kjobenhavn
It was time for my little black dress to make an appearance as we were heading to a very upmarket restaurant for dinner. This lace mesh dress from Asos was the perfect dress as it showed just the right amount of skin and helped to keep things modest.
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
By the third day, I was truly inspired by Venice and its air of romance .
Dress: United Colors of Beneton
Lace up espadrilles wedges: Mango
Bag: Same as above
Carrying on with the romantic theme this Grecian inspired dress was perfect as it was everything I like a dress to have. Comfortable, effortless and classy. Perfect dress to end what had been an epic holiday
Lace up Espadrilles: Mango
Bag: Gharani Strok
Other than my vintage hat getting blown off on a boat ride on our way back to the island, I had a ton of fun playing dress up in Venice and having to think Out of Barbara’s Box to put some of these looks together. Let me know if I should do more similar blog post. I am toying with doing a work wear lookbook… Anyway, until next time lovelies, stay slaying xoxo