To ensure a considered approach to packing, the fashion blogger Veronika Heilbrunner recommends planning outfits day by day. “I lay all my outfits down in a row in my hallway, then I see which shoes and bags will work best with most outfits. The accessories that are the most versatile make it into my suitcase.”
“I always try to plan my looks for each day, but inevitably will end up throwing on whatever is comfortable before I leave the house,” says The Telegraph’s fashion assistant Anisha Parbhakar-Brown. “The best thing about fashion week in February is that all you really need is a great coat and good accessories, the freezing cold means that everything else is totally hidden in an effort to stay warm.”
Work out your clothing budget as a percentage of your total expenditure
Yes, this might sound like hard work but a lot of fashion editors are amazingly mathematical about their clothing spend – which helps both justify and make sense of your seasonal splurges. “I remember when I was at Vogue 20 years ago one of the editors told me she spent £3,000 a year on clothes so for years I had that figure in my head and realised that didn’t make sense any more as there was inflation. Now I do it more as a percentage of my total expenditure,” says Lisa.