To pack or not to pack?

As we begin the holiday season, it has got the Bae Boutique office thinking about what to pack in our fashionably fabulous suitcases for our summer breaks.... Now the answer to this very important question of course lies in what type of holiday you’re planning and of course your destination?

For example a weekend in Barcelona will require somewhat different suitcase ingredients to a week in Thailand... And obviously a winter holiday opens a whole other can of worms not covered here...But we have tried to suggest below a somewhat capsule summer closet that can be added to, or tweaked to suit your individual requirements....

Number 1 on any fashionably fabulous vacationing girls hotlist has got to be "The Dresses"! Anyone who is worth their red soled heels, knows that half the fun of a holiday is having an excuse to get dolled up EVERY night as if it’s the Saturday after payday! So the dresses you pick should be the starting point at which you build the rest of your travelling closet around.

For a weeks holiday we would suggest at least 4 fabulous dresses, and of course every girl knows the best type of holiday dress, is a new holiday dress!! (Or 4) it's a good idea, for each piece to serve a slightly different purpose....

For a:

Big “night out” go all out with beaded “Sasha” dress in black or white colourway.

Relaxed drinks, team the “London” top and “Sydney” skirt.

Posh dinner, glam it up in “Charisma” from the Key Collection.

Day to evening – flip flops or killer heels go perfectly with “Ava”. 

After you have the evening attire sorted our second most important suggested piece is what you will spend most of your days wearing... A bikini!! On the bikini front, here at BB we believe in quality rather than quantity. Who needs to pack 10 bikinis? Aside from the fact that even the tiniest of bikinis when multiplied by 10, takes up valuable luggage space, I don't know anyone who actually wears all the swimwear they pack? If your anything like me, on the first couple of days you'll find a couple of favourites and then switch between them... These favourites are usually based on one primary reason... You simply feel your most confident wearing them!! And there is nothing wrong with that! Soon we will be launching our Celebrity inspired swimwear range, including the fabulously flattering bandage bikinis... so keep your eyes peeled! 

Now you don't have to go as far as a Celebrity Stylist, in terms of laying out each outfit including shoes and accessories and taking a Polaroid, so you know what to put with what when you reach your destination but it is good to use some of the tricks of the trade. We suggest laying out outfits, with shoes and accessories all together, this way you are able to see where it is possible to streamline... Do you really need 2 pairs of black heels for example? Could both those outfits go with one handbag, rather than packing one for each outfit? It should also help to ensure you don't forget a key piece... And far less stressful than simply throwing everything in and hoping for the best, after all wouldn't you rather be sipping champagne and looking effortlessly fabulous!!