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Travel Essentials for a Stylish Break

Helena Searcaigh

Posted on July 31 2017

Not sure what to pack? Need some packing tips?
Here is a round up of the Fact + Fiction team's travel essentials. 

Charli Backpack

A laptop friendly backpack that looks good too! She's cabin approved and also make a great black gym bag. Charli is great for sightseeing as you can keep all your essentials safe and within easy reach. 

Aesop Travel Kit 

Mini travel wash kits don't come better than this! Natural ingredients and beautiful scents mean you can look after your skin on the go. £50 from Net A Porter.

A Panama Hat 

The Instagrammers' fave accessory - but that's not why we love them. They are super light to pack, hold their shape well and are flattering for pretty much all face types. Wear with flat dressers, shorts or just your bikini. Available everywhere - our fave is £5.99 from H&M. 

 Boo Hoo Beach co-ords

Cheap, cheerful and fun, we can't get enough of Boo Hoo's beach co-ords. From £6.99 

BB Cream 

Why take 10  creams when you can take 1? Most BB creams act as perfectors, primers, moisturisers and foundations.  We keep our skin bare in the days and just wear make-up at night - choose a lighter one to let your tan come through. Rimmel's 9 in 1 is our holiday fave. Mix it with a liquid tanner like Dr Hauschka Translucent Bronzing Tint for a more intense summery feel. 

Chic Flats 

A great alternative to trainers. We love scrappy, pointy flats - they look fab with beachwear and also great with dresses for the evening. 

The Multi-Tasker Dress 

We're huge fans of a long floaty dress - wear it with trainers to travel (so comfy), for night out with chic flats or to the beach with flip flops. Asos always have some great styles and they do petite versions too. 

Reese Tote 

Another great carry on bag for the plane, but also perfect for stylish pool days thanks to her being waterproof inside and out. Shop the Reese here -

psst. she also makes the perfect black gym bag!