How To Travel Like A Style Star — The Ultimate Packing Guide

Whether you've got a pile of Louis Vuitton luggage or a teeny-tiny carry-on that will no doubt still be poked, prodded, and weighed by the fine folks at your go-to budget airline, packing for a holiday is hard work. You crave all of the comforts of home, and the prospect of leaving Zone 3 without a stash of bikinis, suncream, and tropical-print sundresses seems downright unthinkable. Plus, you just can't do downtime without a few distractions, whether it's a guilty-pleasure paperback, some hot tunes, or the gadget du jour.
Luckily, some of our favourite British style stars have figured it all out. With destinations ranging from Paris and Mallorca to St Ives and Kent in their sights, these glam gals are sharing the fashion, beauty, and entertainment staples they can't travel without.
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Alice Levine, TV and BBC Radio 1 presenter

"It's hard to find time to take a big holiday because my radio show is four days a week and my boyfriend is freelance, too. So, as a little treat it's nice to take long weekends and go on an adventure in England. I found Belvidere Place last year. It's an amazing bed and breakfast run by the lovely Jilly, in the heart of Broadstairs (Kent) and a stone's throw from the beach. She cooks up delicious locally sourced ingredients for a breakfast you'll never forget and has turned her Georgian townhouse into a home away from home — if my home had incredible vintage furniture everywhere and a sun-drenched courtyard. Just like us, if you go once, you'll become a regular. I'm packing Rituals' No 1 Ginger Essence & White Tea Perfume, which just smells like a fresh, sunny, floral summery day — exactly what I want when I'm away relaxing. Light and lovely. Everything Polly and Harry make at Draw In Light is a screen-printed treasure, but this palm tree dress is such a delight, bringing a bit of the Caribbean to Kent. Somehow the bottle green of my super-chic Lost Property of London Arlington Saddle Bag goes with everything. Plus, it fits in all your daytime essentials for a jaunt along the coast or pottering around the shops. This bag isn't just for holidays, it's for life. I bought my vintage refurbished Olympus Trip 35 a few years ago when a director friend said it was the best way to get into using a film camera. They are the nicest holiday snaps I've ever taken — I'm not going back to digital any time soon! Finally, I'll be listening to Fyfe's Solace EP. This was a recommendation from George from AlunaGeorge, and it's been a favourite on the show and on my iPod ever since."

Images: Alice Levine courtesy of Gianni Diliberto; Rituals No. 01 Ginger Essence & White Tea Perfume, £36, available at Rituals; Olympus Trip 35, £57, available at Trip Man; Belvidere Place; Draw In Light Ben Dress, £295, available at Draw In Light
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Navaz Batliwalla, freelance fashion editor, consultant, and blogger at Disney Roller Girl

"I'm not a huge summer holiday person, but this year we're planning a few days' staycation in St Ives. That's my favourite kind of holiday — an even mix of culture and beach. I'll pack my new Church's Henrika sandals (funnily enough, they remind me of childhood day trips to many a stony British beach), a big white shirt by Mr Start Woman, and Sheriff & Cherry's colourful sunglasses. I love sunglasses — I'm that sad person who even wears them indoors. I'll also take my vast A.P.C. cotton tote — I like to carry a LOT of crap around with me — plus my favourite cheap-chic watch, a suitably arty Kenny Scharf Swatch."

Images: Courtesy Navaz Batliwalla; Sheriff & Cherry Bubblegum Pink Sunglasses, 100 euros, available at Sheriff & Cherry; St Ives; Church's Henrika Sandals, 375 euros, available at Nitty Gritty
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Emma Cook, fashion designer

"I will be going to Mallorca this summer with family and friends. I like to pack as little as possible as I hate to carry lots of luggage, so everything needs a purpose. My iPad Mini is so small and I can use it for everything. I can store all my books and music and my son's books and games, and still be able to work from anywhere. My Emma Cook maxi dress is the perfect cover-up and folds to next to nothing in a case. Suducrem is the best beauty product ever and gets rid of any sunburn by morning. Finally, battery-powered fairy lights are a strange choice, I know, but they are brilliant nightlights and make sitting out late at night feel more magical."

Images: Courtesy Emma Cook; Emma Cook Holiday-Print Top, £222, available at Matches; iPad Mini, from £269, available at Apple; Mallorca; Emma Cook Printed Silk Crepe De Chine Maxi Dress, £258, available at Net-a-Porter
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Grace Woodward, stylist and TV personality

"My holiday destination is Villa Feltrinelli at Lake Garda in Italy, I first went here on honeymoon last year and decided that this is where i wanted to go at least once a year, if not move in permanently. It's a private house rather than a hotel, so everything feels like it's done for you personally — you can imagine that all the staff who silently waft around can read your mind as to your needs. Yes, I did want some amazing Italian amuse bouche with my mid-afternoon Bellini without being asked or charged! It almost feels like being part of Downton Abbey's Crawley family, only without the politics. The house itself has an amazing history. Built with the Feltrinelli timber family fortune, who then became the biggest publishers in Italy, the house reflects their taste and wealth in every way. I called it stealth luxury, which I dont think you could rate on a commercial hotel starring system. Dining is a formal experience in the house and so really glamourous evening wear is required. It's a bit of a nightmare to pack, but with the bathrooms being pre-stocked with full size Acqua de Palma products you can trade the wash bag for shoes (yay!). The whole vibe of what I'd pack would be very Elizabeth Taylor. A light silk evening dress, something by Lanvin, helps ease off on the baggage weight, and a pair of white Supergas for walking around the lake also makes the the Italians happy you are sporting a home brand. I'd also love a strapless (no strap marks) and demure retro bikini like this Dolce & Gabbana one (no neon throngs here, though I'm sure they wouldn't care but the other very refined guests would), plus a glam turban for hair protection and sunbathing-chic and major cateye sexy shades."

Images: Courtesy Grace Woodward; Dolce & Gabbana Striped Bandeau Bikini, £330, available at Net-a-Porter; Villa Feltrinelli; Superga 2750 Canvas Plimsolls, £45, available at ASOS; Lanvin Silk Satin Dress, £1,320, available at Harvey Nichols
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Greta Bellamacina, poet and style muse

"This summer, I will be staying in Paris at the Hôtel Prince de Galles as the ‘Poet in Residence.’ I plan to practice my French and finish my new collection of poems entitled, To December — A Devotion To She. I also hope to re-read, Tender Napalm by Philip Ridley. This play continues to haunt me with its hallucinations of love and all its suffering. Forever inspiring. I will take my long and trusty Agnes B mac, to keep undercover for all occasions, and my new favourite discovery, Japanese skincare brand Sai-Sei. I will also take the French poet Arthur Rimbaud’s collection of poems entitled Illuminations, translated by John Ashbery. I would like to read them in French, in one day. Finally, I'll need a red lipstick from Chanel Rouge Allure, for power and feminine communication, and Jimi Hendrix’s album Are You Experienced?."

Images: Greta Bellamacina by Jacob Perlmutter; Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Colour, £25, available at Selfridges; Agnes B Trench, 485 euros, available at Agnes B; Hôtel Prince de Galles; Illuminations, from £9.10, available at Amazon
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Lizzie Walker, head buyer at Start Boutique

"This year my holiday will be a sunny week in Croatia whilst taking in a relaxed and beautiful weekend festival called the Electric Elephant. It's a very relaxed festival full of people around my age, so I don't feel I have to go crazy! My fella's a DJ so we will be able to spend some time together over there, which is a rarity as he works every weekend! My essentials for travel are as follows: I like to go for a classic '50s retro vibe when I'm on holiday. I don't do sun hats so it works well that I can quiff my hair back and put a head scarf on. I'll take about three pairs of Toni Pons wedge espadrilles in different colours (navy and red work best for me) and my Carven navy denim high-waisted shorts which I LOVE! The look is topped off with my Cutler and Gross sunglasses in humble potato (a light brown). As a real treat I will be taking a bottle of Nuxe sparkling body oil with me. It smells delicious and gives the skin a beautiful sheen. To read, I like to take a biography or autobiography with me on holiday. I usually take something music-based, but this time I'm going off-piste with Gyles Brandreth's Something Sensational to Read on the Train. I have a feeling it will be a wheeze! As will be my holiday!"

Images: Courtesy Lizzie Walker; Carven High-Waisted Denim Shorts, £230, available at Browns; Croatia; Toni Pons Espadrilles, £35, available at Start; Something Sensational to Read on the Train, from £3.90, available at Amazon

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