COSMO’S TOP TRAVEL TIPS
1 Lay out everything you think you need on the floor or bed and then cut it in half. Be realistic about what you’ll actually wear vs what you think you’ll wear.
2 Roll your clothes instead of folding them. Fill dead space by rolling undies and socks and stuffing them into shoes.
3 Throw an oversized scarf into your carry-on – it will double as a blanket in the sub-zero plane air-con or can be rolled into a little pillow. Pack a pair of trackies to change into on flight, and a silk eye mask so the cabin crew know not to disturb.
4 Travel with really cheap sunnies as well as a more luxe pair. Go to the beach and hike through wilderness (or cobblestoned streets) in the $10 pair, and save your posh ones for afternoon sangrias by the pool.
5 If you’re close to the baggage weight limit, wear some of your heavier pieces on your journey back.
6 Pack a spare set of clothes into your carry-on so that if your bags get lost, you’ll have something fresh on hand. At the very least, have a fresh pair of socks and undies to change into after a longhaul flight. You’ll feel better for it.
7 Wear a sports bra on long flights (or go without!) for maximum comfort.
‘START COLLATING 2-3 DAYS OUT TO AVOID A “PANIC PACK”.’ – EMMA, acting fashion director (@emmaread)
Dress: $650, Zimmermann (zimmermannwear.com). Shoes: $99.95, Billini (billini.com). Hat: $39.95, Asos (asos.com/au). Earrings: $10, Boohoo (boohoo.com).