How To Pack for Holidays and Festivals

Serial over-packer? Don’t stress, girl – we’re on the case. Whether you’re heading off on a beach holiday or hitting up the festival scene, find out how to pack like a pro with this quick and easy guide for summer’s hottest happenings.

What To Pack in Your Beach Bag

Watermelon Eva Flip Flops, £8 | Colourful Stripe Bandeau Bikini, £18 | Colourful Bikini Briefs, £17 | Aviator Sunglasses, £12Wide Strap Ombre Dress, £25 | Love Packable Straw Tote Bag, £25

It’s official: the straw bag is living its best life right now. Spacious with all the easy-breezy vacay vibes, it’s the holiday must-have that will take you from beach to bar with zero effort – and it’s so right for wearing on the regular too. So grab your bikini and a swishy ‘lil sun dress, and get on the trend with a slogan straw shopper for all those extras – we’re talking a beach towel, sunscreen, flip-flops, sunglasses, hair bobbles (post-swim frizz = tamed), your purse and phone for selfies and summer sounds.

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Pineapple Stripe Beach Tote, £35 | Crazy Geo Beach Tote Bag, £40 | Tassel Sequin Bucket Bag, £35

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What To Pack in Your Festival Bag

Cosmic Dreams Metallic Backpack, £35 | Star Lanyard, £3.50 | You’re A Star Superslim Umbrella, £14 | Bunny Bow Metallic Hair Scrunchies, £4 | Gemma Clear Preppy Sunglasses, £10 | Confetti Star iPhone Case, £10

Backpacks are no-brainers for festival season; they’re roomy, easy to carry and leave your hands free for holding drinks/taking selfies/pulling some serious shapes. Whether you’re raving it up at home or abroad (lucky you), a mega metallic number is the ultimate field-day fave – *and* it’ll make sure your BFFs can spot you in a crowd.  Fill it with the essentials: cash and ID, your iPhone (with a cool case, obvs), sunglasses, an umbrella, anti-bac hand gel and cute hair bobbles for emergency festival ‘dos. Sorted.

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Kenickie Glitter Mini Backpack, £25 | Mini Felix Fur Backpack, £32 | Sequin Camo Mini Backpack, £32

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