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28.04.16

The promise of summer goes hand-in-hand with myriad travel opportunities and, whether you’re planning a cultural city break or are booked in to spend a week in the sun, there are outfit plans (and luggage priorities) to be made. Outwit the annual packing conundrum with our edit of what to make space for in your suitcase.

THE CITY BREAK: MELBOURNE

If you’re travelling somewhere that’s not guaranteed to be hot, make spring-ready separates your calling card. Layering is key and the right pair of jeans will travel effortlessly from take-off to touch down. Crisp cotton signals the new take on breezy style and a colour-pop jacket will imbue your suitcase selection with a hint of modernity. Be sure to pack at least one pair of flat shoes for city wandering, adding trend-focussed sunglasses to give daytime outfits a stylish spin. Accessories will benefit from a witty print and an oversized scarf will make for the perfect in-flight cover-up.

THE BEACH GETAWAY: MOROCCO

Printed maxi dresses lend themselves well to endless days in the summer sun, so if you’re heading to somewhere like Morocco and are destined for balmy climes and late-night sunsets, be sure to make space in your case for a style such as this. Botanical prints are a natural match for straw hats and combined, they capture the spirit of high summer. The main appeal of this piece? It works both layered over a bikini on the beach and worn with block-heel sandals for an elevated evening look. Be sure to slip a carefully-selected jewellery edit into your hand luggage for additional detail.

THE CULTURE HIT: NICE

If you’re planning a European getaway and culture is on the cards, it’s feminine, wear-anywhere outfit combinations that will take you from Saturday brunch to sundowners in the most effortless way possible. Lace is an imperative addition to any line-up and when styled in neutral hues, it remains trend-focussed. An oversized suede tote makes for a luxe carry-on essential and is spacious enough to house a magazine and headphones for in-flight entertainment. Lastly; save suitcase space, get prepped for touch-down and make a chic impression all at once by wearing a wide-brimmed hat on route to the airport.