ALL About Packing
Above all else, when you travel, you want to feel comfortable, relaxed and at home. We get that. So as well as crafting ALL, Accor's lifestyle loyalty programme, we’ve put together our packing essentials so you can live your life, your way – even when you’re travelling.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Prepping a packing list ahead of time saves you time, energy and stress. Build a library of packing lists for different destinations, listing specifics for your toiletries bag, your business and leisure wardrobe and all the tech you need. You’ll be so glad you did when a business trip appears out of nowhere – as they so often do.
Tip: Lay out your toiletries bag and tech pack and take a photo of it – next time you need to pack, you know what you’re looking for.
Create a capsule
A what? A capsule wardrobe is a collection of items curated to work really well together, whatever the occasion. It’s a great approach to slowing fashion and thinking less, as well, even when you’re not travelling.
Identify the colours that look good on you and complement each other. Pick tops, shirts, trousers, skirts that work well, then build in accessories – scarves, necklaces, ties, hats – so you can mix and match items to create completely different outfits. You’ll be amazed how far you can push a single pair of trousers when it’s paired with smart shirt and tie, a dress-down T, a branded polo shirt or a glittery evening top (maybe not for the gents, that last one). Talk about redefining convenience.
Tip: Carry a snip of your colours with you, so you can pick up something a bit different on your travels – and it’ll work well with your capsule.
Prep the paperwork
Travel documents? Keep them together, safe, in the same place, all the time. There is nothing as stressful as losing your passport the evening before you travel. Work documents? Keep them in your laptop bag, along with a notepad, pen, sticky notes and a stack of business cards. Sliding a large envelope in your bag for expenses receipts will also help – it’s the little things, right?
Tip: Go paper free. Use apps for tickets, upgrade your business card to a digital one and download our ALL app to receive curated Accor offers wherever you go – you’ll be the envy of your friends.