How to smart pack

Ok, so in the past I was never known for travelling light.. I’m a girl who still needs variety & I don’t like to feel like I’m wearing the same thing over & over. I call myself a mood dresser, sometimes I feel like wearing certain things & other times I don’t! Equally I hate handing money over for excess baggage & love avoiding those loooong bag collecting queues where I can So how do I get variety without tipping the suitcase scales?? Check out my 5 top tips for smart packing 1. Plan, plan, plan: You need to mix and match your little heart out before your trip!! Every item that comes on holiday with you needs to earn its spot. They need to work hard and most of the items must be able to work back with everything else (please refer to pictures) Think of those staple pieces in your wardrobe that you can dress up & down easily. 2. Colour co-ordinate: I personally like to pack mostly neutrals, then you can easily add pops of colour if that’s your style. This gives you lots of variety & options. 3. Avoid the black trap: Just like your wardrobe at home, your travel wardrobe needs both light and dark options to create variety (please refer to pictures) Pack lighter & darker options for pants, tops, jackets & shoes where you can. 4. Rolling: This is a key technique when it comes to compact traveling, it has revolutionised my packing & will also minimize creasing. 5. Think: Hard about the weather and what activities you will be doing in your trip. I just made the mistake of packing my whole suitcase before checking the weather and saw it will be a maximum of 10 degrees in Queenstown, so off I go swapping a few things over & adding a few extra warmer layers than what’s in the pictures! Sticking to the rules above also gave me a little spare room in my suitcase to add in a few extra spoil pieces in case I was in the mood for something different.. The extra items I added were a puffa, thermal, plain dark denim Jean, 2 evening tops, hoodie & a trusty pair of heels! Here are just some of the combinations…. I trust this post was valuable & happy packing

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  • • I always say that clothing is way more powerful than you think. For some of us it can actually have the power to make us FEEL confident, or on the flip side not the best version of ourselves, which is why I’m constantly asking my clients how they FEEL in their outfits when we are out shopping. I can truly believe clients look awesome in lots of options, but we only truly nail it when they are also feeling confident & comfortable in what they are wearing. We need to have both the looking and feeling good in alignment. Ever bought something you absolutely loved, but never ended up wearing it??? This could be just one of many the reasons why 😉#wearwhatmakesyouFEELgood #confidence #lovewhatyoudo #dowhatyoulove #transformation #clienttestimonial #personalstylist #personalshopper
  • • Slipped in a last minute cheeky shop for one incredibly gorgeous woman across from NZ this morning. All we needed was a dress for a wedding next week, but since we nailed that in the first 20 mins we thought we may as well add in some tops to take home too 😉 • #dressperfection @reiss #tops @veronikamaine_design @seedheritage #lovemyjob #shoppingmadeeasy #wearwhatmakesyoufeelgood #sortedinnotime
  • • This gorgeous woman had a wardrobe full of clothes, but nothing to wear.... Like if this sounds familiar? Earlier this week we started her “Sharpen your Style” package and went through the initial style consult to understand exactly how she wants to be perceived, then cleansed her wardrobe of anything that didn’t fit well or align with her new style & put together a hit list of what we needed to shop for to bring new life to her wardrobe! This shopping trip was all about trying new things & I’m chuffed to say we nailed it!! Even I’m having a little wardrobe envy right now 😍 • #newwardrobe #smartshopping #wearwhatmakesyoufeelgood #personalstylist #personalshopper
  • • A sneak peek at just one of our “yes piles” from last week shopping session • This was our final stop @davidjonesstore adding the missing pieces to complete her wardrobe. I know for a lot of people the thought of outlaying $$$ on clothing all in one go can be a little scary, however doing it this way means that we not only assure everything works back with each other, but make sure it’s works extremely hard. If you counted up all the single items that you buy over a year it would easily cost the same (if not more) but I bet most of you are still left with pieces (or what I call orphans) that don’t mix & match with anything 🤷🏻‍♀️ It’s why I call it smart shopping 😉• #capsulewardrobe #wearwhatmakesyoufeelgood #smartshopping #personalstylist #personalshopper #mixandmatch
  • • I’m a hi-fiver, a hugger & sometimes if you’re really lucky I’ll break out into a dance if I’m super excited.... Why, because that’s me.... and it’s just how I roll 🤷🏻‍♀️ I think all things big & small should be celebrated, so when we have a win in the fitting room we should totally celebrate 🎉 😉 • #fridayvibes #wearwhatmakesyoufeelgood #lovewhatyoudo #dowhatyoulove #personalstylist #personalshopper #richmond #outfitoftheday #doyou