How to pack lightly and be stylish on a holiday trip to Europe

Oct 29th 2015 at 11:57 PM

If you are thinking of going on holiday to Europe then you should consider packing light and stylish. Packing light will help you avoid excessive airport charges and dressing stylish is just a necessity for most people let alone in some of Europe’s fashion forward capitals. The interesting thing about European weather is the huge variation in climates. For example, you will find that countries like Spain Greece and Portugal experience warmer weather than countries like Sweden, Norway and Denmark which are mostly cold throughout the year. Whether you are going to a warm climate country or a colder climate country, you can still pack light and stylish while still wearing appropriate clothes for the weather. Some of the tips below will be very useful under most circumstances if not for all weather conditions.

Believe it or not, but it is possible to dress in a fashion-forward way, have very light luggage and dress functionally all at once. The key is to think about each and every piece of garment that you choose for your suitcase in this way (fashion, light and functional). Whether you are going on a Baltic cruise or to sun yourself on a Spanish beach, it is vital to only carry what you need. Don’t waste your time carrying backup or extra clothes that you might not wear. It is better to take your time and plan what you will wear for each day. In fact, it is better to think about multi-functional clothing that can be mixed and matched, and to carry some extra cash in case you need an extra pair of shorts or a T-shirt. Besides, if you haul a large suitcase or several suitcases while going on holiday, you are likely going to come back with even more stuff than you went with because you are most likely going to see and buy a few things that you will like.


If you are going for your holidays to Lapland and such cold climate areas, your mind-set should be the same. The main difference should be that you should carry warm undergarments that are designed for very cold weather. Instead of carrying multiple sweaters, it is better to carry wool or silk underwear or state of the art thermal underwear. It might be a little bit more expensive to buy, but in the long run you will feel better about the comfort, and transport fees that you will save. Additionally, you will be surprised by just how warm they can keep you. If you feel that you need some warmer clothing while on your trip, you will still have access to shops that have plenty of warm clothing to choose from. Alternatively, you can wear a warm jacket while on transit so that you can avoid taking up unnecessary space in your suitcase. Furthermore, you can save a lot of space in your suitcase by carrying as few shoes as possible and choosing a pair of shoes that is multi-functional as well.

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