Amelia is the luxury lifestyle blogger and vlogger behind xameliax. She loves to travel and to look great while she does so Amelia's put together her top tips on what to pack to help you go from Birmingham Airport to beach party!
Ok, so we all want to be comfy when we travel - who really wants to sit for 4 hours in skinny jeans or totter down the isles in their biggest heels? But sometimes we have to step off that plane looking fabulous and ready to holiday in style, so I've put together a few tips on how to take that travel look straight into holiday mode with just the help of your carry on!
1. Take a change of clothes. Just because it's raining in Birmingham when we step on the plane doesn't mean it will be the same at the other end (or at least we hope not!). I always carry a pair of shorts in my handbag or carry-on luggage and make a quick change in the loos before we land. Layers are your BFF when travelling so you can swap and change as you need to - planes can be chilly sometimes - and you always feel refreshed at the other end in a new outfit!
2. Take some miniature beauty products to 'freshen up' at the other end.
Everyone loves a miniature, they're just so darn cute right? And world duty-free can help stock you up with everything you need to freshen up your makeup and keep your skin hydrated in the plan aircon. Think warm corals on the lips to add a pop of colour even if the only other beauty bit in your bag is a tube of mascara. Some hydrating suncream is perfect to put a bit of moisture back in your skin after a flight and of course gives you the protection you need as soon as you step off the plane. Miniature deodorants and dry shampoos are allowed so don't be afraid to give yourself a little spruce before you walk into that holiday - it's also great if you end up waiting a while for your case because you're good. to. go.
3. Don't forget your accessories!
Now we can't go away without a killer pair of sunglasses, they're practically as essential as your passport! (just kidding, do NOT forget that!) And this year I'm absolutely loving smaller pairs with thin frames and an effortlessly cool round finish. You can't go wrong with a pair of raybans or even treat yourself to another fave of mine - miu miu. Throwing on a statement necklace (even around the pool) can really up your beach look and transform even just a simple pair of chino shorts and a plain t-shirt into a relaxed vacay style. Tassled sandals and even pom poms are so hot right now - don't be afraid to show a pop of colour. I usually take neutral tops and shorts and jazz everything up with my shoes and accessories...oh, and those perfect pool-proof nails from cloud spa before you fly - a full set of gels in 15 minutes yaaaaaaas!
So next time you fly don't be afraid to get comfy with your beach ready style hidden away in that carry-on bag. Walk on comfortable and cool, walk off full holiday glam - go get it girl...and bring some sun back for us!