The Ultimate Packing Checklist for a Stress-Free and Stylish Holiday

Everything you'll need for the perfect vacay.
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Restrictions have been lifted and we can finally start heading out of the country on holiday to enjoy idyllic beaches, exciting sights and decent weather – but before any of that, you have to think about the worst part: packing.

I’m sure you’ve also become rusty when it comes to the dreaded task of filling your hand luggage suitcase, so let’s all take this opportunity to exercise our packing muscles again.

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You deserve to go on a trip that’s hassle and stress-free, so make sure you don’t leave out important stuff. 

kylie jenner on a beach wearing a bikini top and skirt

The last thing you want to do on holiday is spend hundreds on something you already have but left at home.

To make sure you’re ready for any and every thing you need for your much-awaited holiday, here’s the ultimate holiday packing checklist you need.

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Travel in Style

Before you plan all your chic outfits, it’s best to plan all your travel necessities for the trip.

Here are the things to make sure you don’t forget. They make your plane, train or car trips so much easier.

& Other Stories Woven Straw Leather Trim Tote Bag

Woven Straw Leather Trim Tote Bag, £55, & Other Stories – buy now

Ganni Patchwork Organic Cotton Face Masks

Patchwork Organic Cotton Face Masks, £25, Ganni – buy now

Mango Tortoiseshell Oversize Sunglasses

Tortoiseshell Oversize Sunglasses, £17.99, Mango – buy now

Fun in the Sun

Enjoy beach and boat trips by having these on hand.

  • Another pair of sunglasses, to suit every outfit
  • Beach towel
  • Swimsuit x 2
  • Bikini x 2
  • Beach bag
  • Sun hat
  • SPF for your body
  • SPF for your face
  • Slides / sandals
  • Beach scarf or sarong
Birkenstock Arizona Eva Flat Sandal

Birkenstock Arizona Eva Flat Sandal, £25, Very – buy now

& Other Stories Square Neck Polka Dot Swimsuit

Square Neck Polka Dot Swimsuit, £25, & Other Stories – buy now

Cotton Mix Striped Hammam Beach Towel M&S

Cotton Mix Striped Hammam Beach Towel, £15, M&S – buy now

Frankie's Bikinis Tatum Satin Triangle Bikini Top in Black Checker Print

Tatum Satin Triangle Bikini Top in Black Checker Print, £82, Frankie’s Bikinis – buy now

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For Stress-free Day Trips

Make sure you have everything you need to look and feel your best on day trips with these stylish essentials.

High waist denim shorts Monki

High-Waist Denim Shorts, £30, Monki – buy now

Oversized T-shirt - Powder pink - Ladies | H&M GB

Oversized T-Shirt, £8.99, H&M – buy now

Dissh Club C 85 Vintage

Lexi Natural Linen Midi Dress, $146, Dissh – buy now

Reebok Club C 85 Vintage

Club C 85 Vintage, £75, Reebok – buy now

Zara Striped Paperbag Bermuda Shorts

Striped Paperbag Bermuda Shorts, £19.99, Zara – buy now

For Calm Summer Nights

Avoid the getting ready frenzy before an evening out with the help of these must-have items.

  • Dressier sandals
  • A light jacket or overshirt
  • Evening dress
  • Nice top x 2
  • Jewellery
Zara Block Heel Sandals

Block Heel Sandals, £27.99, Zara – buy now

Monki Boxy Denim Jacket

Boxy Denim Jacket, £40, Monki – buy now

Monica Vinader Deia Huggie Earrings

Deia Huggie Earrings, £85, Monica Vinader – buy now

Beauty Must-haves

Don’t forget about the beauty department.

Get your skincare, make up, and personal care needs sorted with the help of these items.

  • Make-up bag
  • Face wash
  • Face moisturiser
  • Body moisturiser
  • Make-up remover
  • Cotton wool pads
  • Hair brush
  • Hair bands
  • Nail varnish
  • Nail varnish remover pads
  • Hair straighteners
  • Hair dryer
  • Perfume
  • Shower gel
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Aftersun
  • Razors
  • Tweezers
  • Sanitary products
  • Painkillers
  • Diarrhoea tablets
  • Plasters/ blister plasters
  • Nail file
  • Deodorant

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Nails Inc Plant Power Nail Polish

Nails Inc Plant Power Nail Polish, £9, Look Fantastic – buy now

CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser

CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser, £7.60, Look Fantastic – buy now

Cloud Nine The Touch Iron Hair Straightener

Cloud Nine The Touch Iron Hair Straightener, £139, Selfridges – buy now

The Essentials

Don’t leave home without these.

  • Travel adapter
  • Speakers
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste