Packing Is My Ultimate Flex—8 Chic Staples That Are Going in My Suitcase This Summer


Scrolling through countless holiday snaps on Instagram can fool you into thinking everyone has grand summer plans. If we’re lucky, a dream getaway to the Amalfi Coast or the Maldives might come along every now and then, but most years, a road trip to a pretty coastal town or remote cabin somewhere across the country is a touch more realistic. Not just realistic, but a local sojourn can be just as enjoyable and even more relaxing, free from airport-related stress and the like.

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A staycation packing list is refreshingly simple compared to the extensive checklist needed for a trip overseas. There’s a temptation to bring half your wardrobe to a new place, unsure which pieces best suit the ‘vibe’—while British weather is changeable, we know what to expect closer to home. Better yet, you probably already own all the items you need, preventing a last-minute scramble to find the perfect bikini or sandals that can handle Positano’s steep side streets. Panicked impulse purchases, no more!