Beauty & Fashion

Pack… and away

Pack… and away

We can’t wait to kick off our shoes, get in the car and drive away into the sunset on vacation… Sigh! But before we do, there is some packing that needs to be done. Here’s what you’ll need:

You’ve waited all year and the time has finally arrived. It’s time to start packing for your holiday. But where to start? And what do you still need? For some, packing is one of the most daunting tasks, especially since you have to fit everything you might need for your holiday in one suitcase. Ridiculous, right? We looked around for some easy to follow tips to help make your life just a little bit easier.
We know that you already spent weeks planning your trip, and packing isn’t supposed to be rocket science. But planning is key, especially when space is limited. Lay out everything you plan to take so it’s easy to see what to pack and what to leave. Then it’s time to eliminate all the unnecessary choices. And be ruthless.

Yeah, we know you’ve heard it somewhere before. By simply rolling your clothes instead of folding them you can save loads of space and there is less chance of wrinkling. And did we mention that you can pack more stuff?!

Us women tend to pack at least one outfit per day. But add it all up and space can definitely be a problem. Rather selecteda few statement jewellery pieces and add them to different outfits to create different looks. You can mix and match outfits, easy.

Stuff smaller items like belts, jewellery (in bags of course) and socks inside your shoes. This will save space and you will know exactly where to find them. The shoes will help keep all your little
accessories together and dry if needed. Another tip is to fit socks over brushes so they don’t cause damage to your clothing.


Time for some last minute shopping? These fashion buys are a definite must for any summer wardrobe…

No holiday look is complete without a pair of gorgeous sunnies like these Ray-Ban Clubmaster sunglasses, R 1 990 from Sunglass Hut.

Protect your tresses from the Summer heat with this uber stylish woven detail sun hat from Country Road, R699.

Between trips to the beach and dips in the pool or beach, cover-ups are a must-have this holiday season. This striped linen beach cover-up from Woolworths is cool, dries easily and is oh so pretty, R299.


Metallics are still all the rage and no holiday wardrobe is complete without a glitzy metallic number. This gorgeous metallic pleated midi dress from David Jones is perfect for toasting to the
New Year, R579.

Add a touch of romance to the season with this beautiful bold Maryka printed maxi dress, R999, Poetry.


Complete your holiday look with these basic leather Lucille sandals from Trenery. Wear them with jeans or a cute summer dress. Available in camel and dark navy, R899.

For something a bit more formal and sexy you cannot go wrong with these satin lace-up high heels from Studio-W, R599.

Easily go from the beach to the bar in this cute Chambray playsuit from Witchery, R999.

Pleats are all the rage and this Chloe pleated wrap skirt will look gorgeous, even paired with a plain white T-shirt, R899, Forever New.

Another favourite is cool and flowy pants. We love these Madonna stripe paperbag Pants from Poetry, R599.


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