Today's guest post is from Ali Clifford, writer at Incredibusy.
Ali has recently been on a city break to Copenhagen, and we asked her to share her top tips for packing and travelling light - and to tell us which are her favourite shoes for taking away on holiday!
"I've been lucky enough to get away to Europe a couple of times already this year (special birthday treat!). However, as we were only visiting for a very short timeframe, we wanted to avoid the delays at the airport carousel and squeeze everything for the weekend away into small carry-on backpacks".
For our trip to Denmark, I wore my Piper v dark brown boots on my feet, as they would take up precious room in my Millican rucksack, and packed a small pair of lightweight gold Ello Pinatex pumps into my bag... The pumps are as light as a feather (I weighed them - just 320g!), so you just don't know they are in there!
I also took with me an Eight Hour Studio over-sized shirt dress, which I wore to travel in on the first day as 'day wear', (and then wore it as a nightshirt for the two nights we were away) with a pair of organic flex Monkee genes which are really comfy for travelling in, and for wearing on the bikes we hired in Copenhagen.
It was a little chilly in Copenhagen, so the Piper boots were really comfy and warm to wear walking and cycling - yet when the sun came out, the Tweed allowed my feet to breath too. In the evening, we went for a walk and a lovely meal so I wore the gold pinatex Ello vegan pumps, teamed with a pair of Girlfriend Collective leggings, and silk kimono dress from London-based positive luxury certified designer Umran Aysan - very smart!
All in all, you really can travel smart, light and ethically - and if you want to pack a good book to read, I'd recommend Slave to Fashion, and for a bit of light fun, The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell, which you can actually get free with a trial of Audible - if you don't want to carry TWO books in your bag!
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