What To Pack: The Stylish Essentials

January 24, 2019

What To Pack: The Stylish Essentials

The holiday season may be over, but the weather is still ideal for those last minute weekend getaways or perhaps a late summer holiday! Whether your next getaway is this weekend or not for another year, Jacinta Emms shares her tips on what to pack so that you can focus on the fun times (did someone say cocktails?) while remaining stylish. 

Packing your bag may seem like a chore, but if you know the basics, it should be super fast and easy. So tell me, what kind of packer are you: An over-packer? an under-packer? Or do you consider yourself the perfect packer?
No one wants to over-pack to find themselves digging through unnecessary things to find the essentials and you certainly don’t want to under-pack and realise you don’t have everything you need. So, let’s look at what to pack so it’s less of a chore and more rewarding when you reach your destination.

The Bag

If you have a favourite weekender, it is always wise to check straps and zips before heading off. A broken strap or zipper can bring all sorts of uninvited stress to your getaway. Your bag needs to be big enough to fit your essentials, but not so big that when filled it’s like carrying around a bag of bricks. A weekender is not a suitcase and is not designed to carry the kitchen sink. As a stylish woman you want to be seen carrying it as though it is as light as a feather, so it needs to be packed as such. Remember this is a getaway, you’re not moving house.

What To Pack

Peta and Jain Reagan Bag $129.95

Sun Hat

Most would recommend your hat to be not too big nor too small, but we all know oversized is very glamorous. So, go on, let everyone know you’re on holiday with the biggest you can find. Added benefit: increased sun protection.

What To Pack


Ultra Wide Spencer Boater $129

Sun dress

It is so important to have a simple outfit to take you from beach to bar. A quick-drying sundress is ideal to dress up with a pair of heels and gorgeous pair of earrings. Done!

What To Pack

Hammam Linen Wrap Dress $189.95


Throw a full-piece swimsuit in to double as a body suit (a fabulous way to conceal any festive season indulgences) while being very resort-ready.

What to pack


Coin purse

Pack a coin purse to fit small amounts of cash and essential cards. Something with a little key chain is super handy so you can hook it inside your larger bag, plus it’s easy to find when the cocktail waiter passes by 😉 (cheers!)

What to pack



The most versatile pair of shades are either a wayfarer or aviator style. Both will suit absolutely everything, and will NEVER go out of style! If you have a cheeky habit of pushing your sunnies up on top of your head, then perhaps opt for a wayfarer style, as aviators can get tangled and pull your hair out… Never a good look.

What to Pack

RAY-BAN Blaze Wayfarer $225

What to Pack

RAY-BAN Aviator 58 medium $285


Sand shoes, preferably white, never fail to look relaxed. They also give you the ‘I’m just strollin around with nothing better to do than soak up life look’. You know the one!

What to Pack

Vans Authentic $99.99


A medium heel is perfect – not over or underdressed – just right. They need to be comfortable and suitable for varying surfaces (boardwalks)… A stiletto’s worst nightmare.

What to pack

Walnut Melbourne Mason Cork Block Sandal Snake $169.95

Other essentials on your checklist:
Underwear, toothbrush, sun cream, bug spray, phone charger and a big smile!

Happy Packing!

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