The Art of Packing


They say less is more, but when it comes to underwear – yes, we are going to talk about underwear here − it is absolutely not true. It's always better to bring extra underwear on a trip. But how many is enough? Whether or not you will be able to do your laundry, use the following formula. The number of days you are on holiday + half of the number of days you are on holiday = you won’t ever have a shortage of your knickers while on holiday! For example, you are travelling for ten days getaway, take then 15 pairs of underwear. Simple formula, great results.

Tip: Black, nude and strapless − these three bras are irreplaceable on any trip.


You know how it goes: while packing, you think you need it all. The result: you end up with too many clothes, and you barely use a half. How wonderful it would be to have a superpower to take a look into the future and to know exactly what and how often you’d wear during the holiday. Unfortunately, it is not possible, but we are going to share a great formula that will help. You can wear the inner layer the least number of times, while the upper layer can be worn the most. So, T-shirts can be put on twice, blouses three times, sweaters four times, and blazers five.

Tip: Use a once worn T-shirt as sportswear.

THE 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 RULE

Pack wise for your travels with the 5,4,3,2,1 rule. It is a fantastic guideline when you want to travel light, or there is a luggage weight restriction. Are you a person who takes her whole wardrobe on a trip and ends up wearing barely a half out of it? Fear you not, we used to do the same. But with this great trick, packing becomes effortlessly easy and quick. Create your holiday wardrobe with the following basics:
  • Five pieces of the upper layer (think T-shirts, blouses, sweaters, blazers and coats).
  • Four pair of pants and/or skirts
  • Three dresses and three pair of shoes
  • Two bikini’s and two bags
  • One hat, a watch and a pair of sunglasses
Tip: To decide how many clothes you should bring on holiday, take the number of days you are going and divide them into three. The number you get is the number of sets you should pack and, of course, add a little bit extra to mix and match.


Good luck!