COAT: River Island £60 KNITWEAR: Matchesfashion £285 HEADPHONES: Net-A-Porter £130 SATCHEL: £1,505 J BRAND JEANS: Net-A-Porter £240 CLUTCH: Whistles £60 IPAD MINI SLEEVE: Michael Kors £60 BOOTS: Miu Miu £sold out RING: Pandora £99 FRAMES: Farfetch £305

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Part One. Whether it's a city break or a weekend getaway it's always nice to plan your trip in advance. This doesn't need to be weeks in advance but allow yourself a few days to get your head around things. Personally, about three or four days is about right. 

A little careful planning goes a long way. As you will be aware, travelling can be stressful so why not read these simple tips to keep you calm and organised?

1. SATCHEL // Choose a bag which allows you to grab your things easily and is large enough to hold all of your belongings (including that jumper or scarf which you may need to take off)

2. CLUTCH // A place to hold all your tickets, important documents and passports in. The clutch will be easy to see and grab in your bag and will avoid any uncertainty as to where your tickets are. 

3. IPAD // Whether it's an iPad, Kindle or Nexus i can guarantee this will be your best travel companion yet. Choose a sleek case to carry it in and remember to download any apps, games or films in advance while you have wifi.

4. HEADPHONES // The perfect accompaniment to 3. Check out FRENDS website here for stylish alternatives to the ones listed above. These can be easily placed around your neck or if they need to be put away, easily retrieved in your bag without getting tangled like regular earphones. 

5. KNITWEAR // It can often get chilly on a flight so make sure you wear something practical. If a jumper is not for you, take a scarf in your satchel for when the temperature drops.

6. BOOTS // At this time of year boots seem like the most practical footwear but converses would work too. Just avoid shoes with several laces or buckles - this will hold you up at security and cause unnecessary stress.

7. 4 DAYS BEFORE // Look out luggage (check with your airline that your case fits within the required dimensions) // Check the weather forecast and begin to think about the type of outfits you will need // Do any washing

8. 3 DAYS BEFORE // Decide what to wear throughout your trip. Opt for classic pieces which would work with a few outfits. As it's winter, think layers, layers, layers. 

9. 2 DAYS BEFORE // Print off boarding passes, insurance docs and look out passport // Load Fairfx card with money // Pick up travel money (small denominations) // Create a holiday playlist // Download any apps or films // Book a taxi to take you to airport or train station

10. 1 DAY BEFORE // Organise all things beauty (part two will look at this) // Pack carefully, using minimal want space for all that shopping you are going to do afterall // Clear out fridge (you don't want to return to mouldy food) // Take a bath 

11. DEPARTURE DAY // Have breakfast and pack the last beauty items away // Turn off electrical devices // Take out bins // TAXI TIME!!

Well what do you think? Need to start planning my next trip...

Styling by Michelle


  1. Very useful tips! I will read it again before going on holiday:). Maybe you are interested, I am running an international giveaway on my blog:


  2. Nice tips and travel style board, i like this!

  3. great tips!

  4. I'm crazily OTT when it comes to holiday planning, I start getting things ready weeks before so I seem to forever have a half-empty suitcase or two lying around preparing for something, ridiculous! I love the items you've picked, especially the jumper- the grey colouring at the top is lovely. Just to let you know- I tried to click your bloglovin link but it just takes you to the image, not to bloglovin- don't want people to miss out finding you! xx

    1. hello, thanks for your sweet comment and for letting me know about the link :)

  5. I love that clutch! I have a clutch that carries everything when we travel, as you say, passports, tickets and travel money. I have wipes, tissues and things like that too :)
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  6. What a chic look! I love the boots! <3

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  7. The comfy wooly cardigan is a defiante must on planes. Like you said, it can get very chilly
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  8. I love those Whistles clutches - actually i love basically everything here! Great post! Thank you for the comment on my blog! You've got yourself a new follower!

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  10. great tip on the tablet! make sure you have something save up incase you dont have any internet connection! love the outfit too! looks very chic and comfy my kind of thing when travelling

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  11. Great tips! Love the blog! :-)

    Charli xx

  12. Ooh I'm going away in 5 weeks and I can't wait. Great tips!
    Daniella x

  13. Lovely selection! Adding that beautiful bra to my birthday wish list. x Jazzy (

  14. Great tips! I usually pack in the last minute but have outfits in mind so kind of know what I want to take. I also need my Kindle and iPad with me. :)

    P.S. Please can you remove your captcha from your blog so it is easier to comment on the posts!

  15. I always bring my iPad to keep my company! Comes in really useful too for when I have some ideas I want to jot down. Love that bag too.

    Kathryn x

  16. great items :)

  17. I want every single thing featured here! I have a feeling your blog is going to be bad for my wallet...

  18. great essentials! Thanks for sharing!:)

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  19. Great list of tips! I love travelling!

    Ray | Obey Ray

  20. I love this outfit,
    The minimalistic monochrome colours are lovely :)
    That bra is stunning as well, with the delicate lace detailing
    Hope you have a fantastic day,
    Lots of love,
    Kate xo

  21. great list! i'm going to sweden & norway in march - i have no idea where to buy a coat suitable for -5!


  22. I want all of this! I love the frames especially! :)

    Emily / Glittery Teacups

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  25. Awesome, and that bra and those boots are to die for !;)

  26. Ah! I love those boots and the satchel!

  27. Hello, I'm your newest follower on Bloglovin. x

  28. Great picks and tips! You are right, the more you organize your trip packing, the less things you will carry around and the easier the travel. Very nice post, thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day.

  29. Very nice inspiration. I hope you have a great weekend.

  30. great travel tips! i'm really bad at organising the things i pack :(


  31. Great post! Those are great items to pack. I always try to pack the bare essentials but they have to look stylish too haha which is hard! Love your tips

    xx Cissy

  32. Really amazing picks sweety!! love these pieces! great taste!!

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  33. I love the boots!


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  35. These are great travel essentials ! Besides clothing, my tech stuff is important as well so I won't be bored while traveling.

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  36. Great picks, I also want to buy a stripey top, I saw some really nice ones in MUJI the other day. Their Cotton is Organic and they feel so super soft.

  37. nice items !
    we can do nice association with them

  38. Great Post! Love it :)


  39. so with you on all of these, definitely essentials for travelling in both style and comfort. I love the jumper and boots mostly, and of course the headphones. Plane journeys with nothing but your thoughts? No thank you!

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  40. I am in love with that bra and the jumper!! I just packed a bag to go on holiday, and completely agree on the essentials!

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  41. I just adore the pink lace bra it's gorgeous! x

  42. Wow great clothes! love the boots <3

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  44. Lovely items :) xox

  45. OH STARS!!! i adore the bra heehehe, much needed item lol

  46. gorgeous bra! :*