Stylist: These are the exact outfits you should pack for a summer holiday – and one rule you must follow every time
- Award-winning stylist Melissa Murgana shared what to pack for summer holiday
- Melissa shared capsule holiday wardrobe consisting of basics and occasion wear
- You need to think about wearing something three different ways for success
- Melissa packs things like dresses in solid and printed colours so she has options
A fashion stylist has shared exactly what you should pack for a summer holiday, and the ‘rule of three’ she follows to ensure she returns with nothing unworn.
Award-winning stylist Melissa Murgana, from Melbourne, revealed you need to think about whether you will be able to wear something in three different ways in order to be able to pack it.
For this reason, she always opts for versatile pieces like a shirt and short set that can be dressed up or down with high-heeled sandals or trainers when you need them to.
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A fashion stylist has revealed exactly what you should pack for a summer holiday, and the ‘rule of three’ she follows to ensure she returns with nothing unworn (Melissa Murgana pictured)
Award-winning stylist Melissa Murgana, from Melbourne, revealed you need to think about whether you will be able to wear something in three different ways in order to be able to pack it (pictured with some of her recommendations)
‘Summer holidays are on the horizon,’ Melissa wrote on Instagram.
‘Here are some inspiration items to consider when packing for your summer vacay whether it’s a beach or resort getaway.’
She said: ‘It’s all about packing enough variety you can mix and match with, which comes back to each piece being able to be worn three ways (yes, this even applies for a holiday).’
For her own trips, Melissa (pictured) said you always need to take something that you can be active in and wear with existing tops
For her own trips, Melissa typically takes a two-piece shirt and short set.
The shorts can be worn either with the shirt or with a basic white or black T-shirt, a ribbed tank top or a smooth tank top for four different ‘easy’ looks.
She also brings a pair of denim shorts and another colour shorts.
‘The denim shorts are for the day and the other pair can be elevated [for night],’ Melissa said.
The stylist also brings a light layer, whether it’s a light summer jacket or a denim shirt or jacket.
She likes to bring several pairs of shorts, which can be dressed up or down depending how you wear them (pictured)
What to pack on your summer holiday according to a stylist
* Two-piece shirt and short set
When it comes to dresses, Melissa (pictured) likes to bring one solid colour option and at least one printed option
* Basic T-shirt
* Ribbed tank top
* Smooth tank top
* Denim shorts
* Other shorts that can be dressed up
* Light layer, either a light jacket or denim jacket
* Dresses in multiple lengths, with at least one block solid colour and one printed option
* One block colour swimwear and one printed option
* Beach coverups x 2
* Something to be active in that can be paired with existing tops
* Two pairs of sunglasses, one black and one printed option
Source: Melissa Got Style
Finally, Melissa always brings ‘dresses in multiple lengths’, with at least one block solid colour option and one printed option.
She also brings swimwear and beach cover-ups. Again, the same rule applies and you need at least one block colour piece of swimwear and one printed option.
‘I like to bring something I can be active in, but also add my existing tops,’ Melissa said.
‘Last but not least, I take two pairs of sunglasses: one pair of classic black and one fun print.’
She added: ‘Safe travels!’
Melissa (pictured) likes to bring dresses in various lengths, as well as at least one light cover-up that can be worn
Thousands who saw Melissa’s capsule holiday wardrobe praised the stylist for sharing such an easy-to-follow list.
‘Lovely and simple. Perfect vacation style,’ one person posted.
‘Great ideas. Great for an overthinker like me!’ another added.