Holidays? Fun! Packing? Not so much.
Let's be honest, unless you're blessed with an organisational streak to rival Monica from Friends, packing probably isn't your favourite thing in the world — or your forte.
But don't despair. Help is at hand in the form of these celebrity packing hacks. From Meghan Markle to Gwyneth Paltrow, these A-listers clock up a fair few air miles between them, so who better to share their expert packing advice?
"Over the years, I have gotten really good (if I do say so myself) at packing for trips without checking luggage. The trick is to think it through before you go, pack key interchangeable pieces, and to not be afraid to wash clothes at the hotel," Gwyneth shared on Goop.
Make like the mum-of-two and opt for versatile basics in block colours that can be dressed up or down with accessories. Try Taking Shape Altitude Top, Taking Shape Globe Trotter Dress and Colette Beaded Long Tassel Necklace.
"Every time I get on a plane I break out, so I try to keep my skin nourished with face masks. I use sleeping ones on long-haul flights and then a quick 10 minute one as soon as I land," says the model. Follow suit and keep a face mask like Bobbi Brown Skin Nourishing Mask in your hand luggage.
"I wish I could be a minimalist, but with kids, you always overcompensate and want to bring everything. There's a Burton bag that each one of my daughters and myself and my [now ex] husband have. If it fits in that Burton bag, then I can bring it," the actress tells Yahoo Travel. Her top travel tip? "Try not to have the 18 shopping bags and duffel bags and purses and all those things. It's messy," she says.
Ahead of her European holiday earlier this year, Chrissy took to Twitter to share her best packing hack: a holiday lookbook detailing all of her outfits. The model mum called herself pathetic (hardly), but we think there's something to be said for this level of attention to detail. After all, there's nothing more annoying than unpacking your case to find you've bought seven tops and no skirts. D'oh! If a printed book is a little too involved, start a holiday wardrobe Pinterest board instead.
"The one thing that I cannot live without when I'm traveling is a small container of tea tree oil. It's not the most glamorous thing, but if you get a cut, a mosquito bite, a small breakout, no matter what it is, it's my little cure-all. It's inexpensive, it's small enough to carry on, and I bring it with me all the time," Meghan told Allure. Sage advice from the soon-to-be-royal.
"Recently, I've challenged myself — because I come back and forth from LA so frequently — to pack less. The last few times I've thought, 'Ok, this is crazy, I pack so much, I don't wear any of it, I need to get more organised.' So I said to myself, 'I'm only going to pack four colours: navy blue, white, grey and black'. The same with shoes, the same with accessories, the same with all my clothes," Rosie told British Vogue. Reckon you could you stick to model's streamlined colour palette?
One thing you'll never find the model without? Rosewater mist. "I put it in a travel spray. It locks in moisture, it sets your makeup, it's great for an airplane, and it's great before or after a workout. It keeps your skin nice and glowy," she tells Refinery29. Try Natio Rosewater Hydration Moisture Drench Mineral Face Mist.
"I get so cold on planes, so I bring some comfy, big socks that keep my feet warm and also act as a barrier to all the disgusting things on the floor," Eva says. The actress makes a gross, but very valid point. Don't forget your
"Roll, do not fold, your clothes. Not only does this free up tons of space in your bag, but it minimises wrinkling," says fashion designer Rebecca whose celebrity fans include Jessica Alba, Anna Kendrick and Kate Bosworth. New motto: They see me rollin'.
"I always like to travel with a lot of silk crepe shirts — they don't crease at all and you can dress them up with heels, or wear them with flats — a really good tuxedo jacket and a pair of cigarette pants. I always take a pair of trainers too, because I try to work out wherever I go," says Victoria. We'll skip the trainers (read: gym) but thanks for the rest of the tips, VB!
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