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Eat, Pray, Frock Up! - What to Pack For A Bali Break With The Girls

Anita McLachlan - 18th July 2013

Swap the slouchies for a summer dress. The trackies for a kaftan and that suit for a maxi and you're on your way to a blissful time in Bali.

Try not to fall into the trap of being so relaxed with what you pack that it's daggy. Here is a chance to feel fabulous, look amazing and be you!

Choose a few hero pieces and create day and night looks around them.

  • If you are going to be a way for 6 nights and 7 days you will need 3 key pieces, maybe 4
  • Maxi's, Kaftans and Summer Dresses
  • Consider Colour - use one colour or a few colours in your hero pieces that work well together, that way, your layering essentials and accessories will co-operate and lift your looks brilliantly
  • Air them out or hand wash and hang them out after sweaty days and nights, ready for another wear if needed

Pack Neutral Essentials To Layer With Your Hero Pieces

  • Think layering for up for night and down for day
  • Key essentials include a Wrap or Cotton/Denim Jacket, Leggings (cotton again, not nylon in the humidity, you'll sweat) and a couple of Slip Dresses
  • Slip dresses add length to shorter kaftans and modesty to those floaty sheers; sleep in them too!

Accessorise Like There's No Tomorrow

  • Pack a clutch full of cuffs, knockout cocktail rings and necklaces; if you don't pack them, pick them up in Bali, there are loads of cheap colourful beads to buy
  • A Clutch is a must - perfect to doll things up for evening
  • Cotton Scarves will also add colour and dress up a day look for shopping or lunch brilliantly without going over the top
  • Tan leather sandals to amp it up during the day and neutral wedges to take it up a notch at night.

Take Breathable Fabrics

  • Humidity and nylon don't mix. It will make you itch and sweat. Silk and cottons work best as better quality polyesters.
  • Don't be afraid to wear silk day and night. It's not only super cool and feels great on sunkissed skin, it's tough, will take a gentle hand wash easily and dries in a flash, ready for the next day.

Swimsuits and Cover-ups

  • Take 3 swimsuits for a week away. It will take the stress off washing.
  • Kaftans and Summer Dresses make great cover-ups. Wear them to the beach or by the pool during the day, and layer them up with accessories and heels for night. Too easy!
  • Top Tip: Wear the night before what you'll wear to the beach the next day. It will give your caftan an extra wear.
  • Glam up your pool looks with a silk or maxi kaftan dress - go for it!

Make the most of it and Frock Up girls! Have a fabulous time away.

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