ESCAPING WINTER? 20 PACKING ESSENTIALS FOR YOU!

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By Fashion Boss Amy Finch

If you’re heading away, you are going to want to read this one. I’m lucky enough to be heading to Europe for an extended trip (I know, stop giving me evil eyes) 🙂 and it got me thinking about things to pack. You want to have sensible pieces (that will pack well and not take up too much space, especially if you plan to shop while you are there!) but you also want some stand out pieces for those days and nights, sightseeing, wining with friends and chilling by the pool.

I’ve picked out some winners for every occasion, and I hunted down some really affordable sunnies, head scarves (a must for sweaty hair days), wide brim hats, cute bow flats, skirts, a one piece and a stand out pair of black heels that could be married up with any of the dresses.

Enjoy your vacay, GFs!

1. The Printed Dress

Perfect for during the day, strolling through cities, sightseeing and shopping. Great lunch outfit option also.

The Iconic Atmos & Here Mali Midi Wrap Dress – $44.98 – Buy now!

2. The Everyday Bag
Opt for a cute backpack, no longer are they considered daggy actually quite chic now, this tan option adds a bit of sophistication also.

Forever New (via The Iconic) Wendy Backpack – $29.95 – Buy now!

3. An awesome pair of Sunnies
I actually bought these myself as I think the colour are PERFECT for Europe, a bit different to standard place and will suit the summer climate.

Witchery Loretta Sunglasses in Butterscotch – $69.95 – Buy now!

4. T-shirts 
You can never pack enough tees on holidays, however, try and try and stick to basic colours – black, white, grey etc that you can rotate easily and then add in a couple of prints to mix things up.

Cotton On Tbar Fox Graphic T Shirt – $19.95 – Buy now!

5. A Denim Skirt
This is a MUST-PACK! I live in mine when I go on holidays and can dress it up or down. This style from Glassons is super flattering and comes in a number of different colour/wash options.

Glassons Raw Denim Mini Skirt – $39.99 – Buy now!

6. Sneakers
You’re most likely going to partake in a decent amount of walking when on holidays so a comfy pair of sneakers is pretty important. Add in some cute detail like these star print ones to add a bit of extra to your outfits.

Sportsgirl Embroidered Stars Sneaker – $59.95 – Buy now!

7. A White Dress / Jumpsuit
Let’s be honest, white always looks better with a tan, so if you’re heading on a Summer holiday this is the perfect time to wear white.

Petal & Pup True Jumpsuit – $69.95 – Buy now!

8. The One-Piece
I have converted, gone are the days where you’d dread having to get ‘bikini-bod’ ready. The one piece is here to stay and Cotton On Body have some awesome options!

Cotton On Body Textured Chunky Lace Up One Piece – $49.95 – Buy now!

9. The Floppy Hat
Wouldn’t be a summer holiday without one, number one on the beach/pool pack list


ASOS Straw Floppy Hat with Polka Dot Bow Detail – $22.00 – Buy now!

10. A Statement Dress
Pack a versatile dress that you can wear out to dinner but also is appropriate for during the day, this Zara option is perfect for both day and night!

Zara Lace Trimmed Tie-Dye Dress – $49.95 – Buy now!

11. Cute Flats


Seed Azalea Bow Slide – $29.95 – Buy now!

12. The Crossbody Bag
Absolutely essential, use it during the day when you’re out and about (make sure it zips up) or take it out at night. Choose a classic colour that matches with most outfits so you get good use out of it.

Decjuba Sasha Chained Crossbody Bag – $14.95 – Buy now!

13. A Good Jacket
Just because you’re escaping the Australian winter doesn’t mean you won’t need a jacket. Climates in a lot of cities can be unpredictable so it’s best to play it safe here. A biker jacket or a blazer is always a good option.

Forever New Effy PU Biker Jacket – $69.95 – Buy now!

14. Versatile Tops
Tops that you can wear during the day, easy to throw on and match with most outfits.

Billy J Boutique Vesper Top – $54.95 – Buy now!

15. Comfy Plane Pants
I own these and they are my absolute GO-TO travel outfit. So comfortable to wear on a plane!

Decjuba Luxe Drop Crotch Pant – $59.95 – Buy now!

16. A Patterned Head Scarf 

Feather and Noise Cuba Head Scarf – $25.00 – Buy now!

17. A Great Going Out / Dinner Option 


Sheike Petunia Jumpsuit – $79.95 – Buy now!

18. A Cami
These are again a really versatile option to dress up or down.


Boohoo Tall Esme Lace Insert Cami – $13.00 – Buy now!

19. A Statement Midi Skirt


Zara Long Striped Shimmery Skirt – $69.95 – Buy now!

20. A Pair of Heels
Always play it on the safe side and pack a pair.


The Iconic Verali Pepe Heels – $49.00 – Buy now!

Feature image: Beige Renegade

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