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’m all about comfort, especially today! With 3 new client shopping sessions, I don’t want to be worrying about sore feet or having to be adjusting myself all day long..... Im going to be up and down, on my hands and knees cuffing pants & looking at hem lengths, so my focus needs to be on them, not on me! Anyone who’s worked with me knows im constantly asking them how they feel in outfits... Hands up who’s bought items because they look awesome, only to get them home and hardly ever wear them because they feel uncomfortable?? • Friyay lets do this 💪🏻• #comfortcomesfirst #melbournestyle #wearwhatmakesyoufeelgood #personalstylist #personalshopper #outfitoftheday
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I always talk about making your items work hard, but the thought process behind this can be kept super simple! There are loads of ways you make make items work 3 different ways & it really depends what you have back at home in your current wardrobe & of course always consider your lifestyle. Watch my quick video for a few tips & I’ve added a few extra ways I can wear this skirt to my “Mix & Match” insta stories. Even though it’s mostly pairs back with the black & white items in my wardrobe, you can clearly see I can create different moods with my tops and shoes 😉• #capsulewardrobe #smartshopping #wearwhatmakesyouFEELgood #personalstylist #personalstyle #mystyle #welcometomywardrobe #skirts @decjubaofficial
  • • 10 shopping sessions booked for this week means I’m gonna start my week wearing my fav ankle boots, and end it wearing my fav sneakers 😂 I’m all about comfort!!! Oh and bonus is I wont have any trouble hitting my 10k steps per day 😉💪🏻🏃🏻‍♀️ Let’s get this show on the road!! •  #shoppingismycardio #outfitoftheday #wearwhatmakesyoufeelgood #personalstylist #personalshopper
  • • Denim on denim • Controversy I know lol... I often get asked if it’s ok to wear denim on denim & my answer is, if it makes you feel good then definitely wear it 🤷🏻‍♀️ However there are lots of ways you can do this. If you’re daring & confident go for same colour denim on top & bottom, but if the thought of this terrifies you, then just opt to mix the colour of your denims eg: team black or white denim with blue or even dark blue with light blue... At the end of the day the only person you should be wanting to impress is yourself, so who cares what anyone else thinks 🤷🏻‍♀️ I say just DO YOU 😉 Happy Sunday xxx • #denimondenim #outfitinspiration #outfitoftheday @decjubaofficial #personalstylist #personalshopper
  • • Loved shopping with this amazing woman all the way from Echuca yesterday! Revamped her wardrobe & filled it with the most divine, classic pieces that will be hanging in her wardrobe for a very long time ❤️ I always say I attract the most beautiful clients & I do 😁• #lovewhatyoudo #dowhatyoulove #wearwhatmakesyoufeelgood #smartshopping #capsulewardrobe #personalstylist #personalshopper