Pack Right Every Time with the Liberty Holiday Packing List
Get ready for your summer escape with Liberty's definitive holiday packing list, so you can travel stress-free no matter where you're heading
The summer holiday season has finally arrived and if you're in the midst of planning your next great escape, we've got just the holiday packing list to get you there without any last-minute forgets. Whether you're heading afar on sun-bound travels or taking a solo trip to a new city, you'll be needing a warm-weather wardrobe to match your idyllic settings. From crochet sunhats and colourful swimsuits to must-have toiletries and statement city bags, Liberty brings you the ultimate holiday packing list to use no matter your summer setting.
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What to Pack for a Beach Holiday
Heading to the beach? You'll need a capsule wardrobe of warm-weather essentials and colourful picks to match that beach setting. And the good news: you can usually travel light. Of course, it will vary depending on how extensive your outfit game is, but on the most part you'll be wearing half the material you're usually in - think swimsuits, t-shirts and shorts. Opt for a woven beach bag, like Naghedi's Geneva Weekender Tote Bag, £350 that's spacious enough to fit all your beach necessities, like your SPF, towel, holiday toiletries, and the books you’ll be reading all week.
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What to Pack for a City Break Holiday
For whistlestop weekend trips, pack light with a dutiful duffle like Paravel Weekender Bag, £295, and ensure you pick versatile staples that can take you from day to evening with accessories. Start with linen, the Farm Rio Bright Yellow Shorts are breathable and bright, perfect for a culture-rich capital, that can keep you cool while shopping, sightseeing, or eating your way around the city. Stick to a handbag that is spacious for your daily essentials, but not too oversized that it becomes a drag to carry. If you're planning on lots of exploring, then opt for a sturdy pair of trainers and bring sandals you can slip into for drinks in the evening. Finally, use jewellery to instantly elevate your outfits – look to eye-catching pieces, like Yvonne Leon's Sautoir Mini Palmier Tsavorite Pendant Necklace, £1,045 and Suzanne Kalan's Blue Topaz Baguette Ring, £1,695, that capture the spirit of summer.
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What to Pack for a Resort Holiday
If you're going all out White Lotus this summer with a resort holiday, and want to embody the suave hotel guest aesthetic, look to bright and bold prints, sophisticated bathing suits, or effortlessly cool sets. Keep it classy poolside with a staple black swimsuit TOTEME V-Neck Wrap Swimsuit, £170 that can be easily styled with Eurocore accessories, like a larger-than-life raffia sun hat and a stylish basket bag, and a beach cover-up that packs a colourful punch. Gents, gather up your Hawaiian shirts, the bolder the better, and pack with loafers, sunglasses and chino shorts for your daytime ensemble.
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What to Pack for a Activity Holiday
While comfort and durability are the main focus when packing for an adventure-filled holiday, style needn't be compromised. Trainers are, of course, a must, as well as breathable light clothing like t-shirts and shorts. If heading to the sea for a water sports-filled getaway, pack extra swimsuits and board shorts – no one wants to put on swimmers that are still wet the next day – and pack a surplus of suncream, aftersun and moisturiser for skin rehydration. If land sports are on the agenda, say tennis, hiking or rock climbing, ensure you've got all your protective accessories, like a sun cap Acne Studios' Denim Baseball Cap, £130 and sunglasses.
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What to Pack for a Family Holiday
When packing for a group or family holiday you may feel the need to pack everything but the kitchen sink. But don't worry, with preparation (and extra luggage allowance), you can take what you need without having to haul five suitcases through the airport. When packing on a tight luggage restriction, choose clothes that are versatile and easy to style so you don't take up too much room. If travelling with young kids, it's best to keep your luggage separate – luggage cubes are great for staying organised – so start with the practical essentials: SPF 50 and aftersun,, baby wipes for sandy fingers, breathable clothing (linen is great), baby food or formula (if needed) and whatever you do, do not forget their favourite cuddly toy. No one will be getting a good night's sleep if Mr Snuggles is left behind.
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