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

Everything you'll need for the perfect vacay.

It’s officially summer holiday season and boy are we ready to enjoy idyllic beaches, exciting sights and decent weather – but before any of that, we have to think about the worst part: packing.

If your anything like me packing is a dreaded task that is often put off till the last possible minute and then I end up forgetting half of what I meant to pack.

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

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

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 when packing. They make your plane, train or car trips so much easier.

& other stories stray bag

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


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

Mango Tortoiseshell Oversize Sunglasses

Acetate Frame Sunglasses, £22.99, Mango – buy now

Fun in the Sun

Enjoy beach and boat trips by having these on hand.

birkenstock flip flops

Birkenstock Gizeh Flip Flops, £75, Very – buy now


Printed Bustier Swimsuit, £55, & Other Stories – buy now

Cotton Mix Striped Hammam Beach Towel M&S

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


Padded Bandeau Bikini Top, £12.99, H&M – 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, £20, Monki – buy now

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

Dissh Club C 85 Vintage

Lexi Natural Linen Midi Dress, $112, Dissh – buy now

Club C 1985 TV, £75, Reebok – buy now

zara linen shorts

Linen Blend Shorts, £45.99, 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
block heel sandals

Strappy Block Heel Leather Sandals, £85, & Other Stories – buy now

Monki Boxy Denim Jacket

Boxy Denim Jacket, £20, Monki – buy now

Monica Vinader Deia Huggie Earrings

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

Beauty Must-haves when packing

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
  • Sunscreen
  • 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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Pink Nail polish

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

CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser

CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser, £7.50, Look Fantastic – buy now

Cloud Nine The Touch Iron Hair Straightener

Cloud Nine The Touch Iron Hair Straightener, £149, Selfridges – buy now

The Essentials

Don’t leave home without these.

  • Travel adapter
  • Speakers
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste