How To Pack Like A Pro For Every Occasion - The Guys' Edition

More travel light tips.

The art of packing is a skill worth mastering. Packing like a pro means travelling light, but with (almost) everything you need. It's not just being able to put fewer things in a bag, it's also being at peace with presenting one version of yourself to the world, that's confidence.

Travelling light is freedom and joy, being open to new possibilities and spontaneous situations. With a mixture of a carefree attitude and a bit of planning it's easy to pack like a minimalist, taking only the Good Stuff with you.

First up you start with a travel outfit: This might vary but it should go something like: favourite jeans, a semi-smart trainer like a New Balance or Nike plus some layering pieces you don't want to stash in your bag. A T-shirt with a hoodie is a great option, or a bomber jacket for the fashion lads out there.

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Pack for a minimal weekend away.

Pack for a minimal weekend away.

So you've been waiting all week for the weekend to start but what to bring? Pretty much nothing to be honest - you want to be having fun, not lugging around an overstuffed bag.

Choose a simple bag like this Hershel backpack which has an integrated tech sleeve, so you can slide in a shirt with an iPad or a Kindle (essential for whiling away a long journey). Just bring a T-shirt and a slightly creaseproof shirt (M&S do great ones). Stuff a pair of socks into the shirt collar to keep its shape.

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Stores like COS do cloth bags with every purchase, use one of them or an old tote bag to keep your underwear, socks and pjs separate from the rest of your stuff, also useful for sequestering funky laundry!

Toiletries are at a minimum, basics like your toothbrush, razor (if you can't bear to be stubbly), moisturiser and deodorant. Staying at a hotel or friend's house? Skip the shower gel. If you need to bring vitamins or painkillers, a giant pill box is perfect to decant.

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