It’s that time of year again; your tickets are booked, you’ve bought your bikini & chosen a great read for the beach. Now all you have to do is figure out how to cram 2 weeks worth of stuff into a suitcase that weighs less than 20K!
If you’re anything like me this is a struggle to put it mildly. Especially as I love the idea of arriving at the airport stylishly composed rather than wearing all the clothes I couldn’t fit into my case and sporting the look of someone who’s been up all night trying to close my case with a wire coat hanger and a tub of vaseline!
It doesn’t have to be like this, I promise! First you need a plan. This is a cheeky one, but I like to fill my hold case up to the weight limit AND take hand luggage onto the plane with me. This way I get to take twice as many clothes ( little bit more if I get to sneak a pair of shoes into my husband’s case without him noticing!). A word of caution though; you are only allowed to take one item of hand luggage onto most planes so if you have a handbag as well be prepared to put it inside your hand luggage – clever huh? Also remember that most airlines have very strict size guides for cabin luggage; I love this Antler Flyweight Cabin case because it fits most cabin restrictions, it’s lightweight and roomy plus it’s sleek and stylish to boot!
Now for the main event; the hold suitcase. There are lots to choose from so start by compiling a list of your priorities; this could be cost, capacity, weight, aesthetics, hard case or fabric, or even how easy it is to pick up & wheel around. Personally I like something with good looks and plenty of room for my collection of dresses. That’s why I’ve got my eye on the Eastpak Transfer Medium split wheeled luggage; it has a stunning floral print, it takes up to a whopping 78 litres and it has an outstanding 30 year manufacturers warranty. That takes some beating but Very.co.uk has lots of choice and I also love the Antler Purelight Medium 4 wheel roller case which boasts a hard case, great choice of colours and a 62 litre capacity for all those lovely shoes!
Now all you have to do it decide what to pack…good luck! x