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Going on holiday is always a much-anticipated and planned for experience that is often the highlight of the year. Maybe your journey is to some exotic location or perhaps you are finally taking a trip to see family that has moved across the globe. In any event, you want to go in class and that means outfitting yourself with the right clothes and of course luggage that is trendy yet durable. This year, let Charles Ford, famed London luggage retailer, help you choose stylish luggage for your next holiday.

Listing and Organizing What You Need to Pack

Long before setting out to find stylish luggage, it is a good idea to tally what you need to bring on holiday. If it is to be a longish trip, you may need several pieces of luggage and of course you want them to go well together. Will you be carrying a laptop along for a bit of work, even though you are on holiday? Perhaps you need a makeup bag to keep cosmetics separate from clothing and other items which may get damaged if anything spills or leaks. Will you be taking gifts and mementos to loved ones you will be visiting or maybe even planning on bringing tons of souvenirs home with you? Once you have calculated how much space you are likely to need, it’s time to start shopping.

Colour Coordinating Pieces

Many people choose luggage that is all the same colour. Today, colour coordinated bags are all the trend. Many of the finer luggage manufacturers have a selection of colours to choose from so that you can mix and match a variety of colours. Gone are the days when you were limited to black, brown or red as was the case so often in the past. Bright pastels are currently popular as are suitcases with mod designs. Just bear in mind that you will be spending a good bit of money on coordinating pieces so make sure to choose something that won’t go out of style anytime in the near future. You do want your luggage to last a long time so that you can use it again and again.

Style vs. Durability

Many trendy styles are available at discount shops but keep in mind the consequences of buying cheaply manufactured luggage. It is always preferable to find affordable luggage that is built to withstand careless handling at airports, on trains, cruise lines and even buses you may need to take at some point during your holiday. If you cannot afford to get all the pieces you need at once, choose styles that will be trendy year after year so that you can add pieces one at a time. Next year’s holiday just might see you carrying the whole ensemble by the same manufacturer in the very same style.

Stylish luggage shouldn’t be bought on a whim. It is also important to keep in mind that some trends die out overnight. Choose stylish luggage that is built to last and won’t be unpopular in the years to come. You want to travel in style but you also don’t want to replace your luggage year after year. Today’s fashion might be tomorrow’s nightmare so perhaps you want to go a bit conservative on  trendy styles. Keep these hints in mind and your stylish luggage will serve you well for a very long time.

Laura Tolentino
bio: Laura is passionate about blogging. She writes for several sites online.