This article is not about how to fit everything into your carry-on (if that's what you're after, read this). This is about packing the best possible holiday wardrobe.
I recently returned from an overseas trip, and when arriving home my first thought was, 'I did pretty good with packing this time'.
I wore basically everything and didn't forget one single thing.
There was no, 'Ah, I should have brought this!' Or bugger, 'I had some earrings that would look great with that but forgot them'.
Some people would call me an over-packer, I would just call myself prepared. These are my five 'rules' for packing for a holiday.
But first, here's how to be a woman in 2023. Post continues below.
1. Accessories are more important than clothes.
I used to be someone who, when packing for a warm holiday, would just grab all my favourite summer clothes and shoes, dump them in a suitcase and be done with it.
But last year, I thought through the accessories I would bring more carefully — what jewellery, what sunglasses and which handbag (or two) — and it made all the difference.