Holiday packing. Every year I attempt to pack just the bear minimum. However each time my suitcase bulges with far too many outfits so that every occasion/weather/state of mind is covered and my baggage allowance is almost exceeded.
My recent holiday to Mexico was a case in point.
The cork wedges, the glam one-shouldered dress and anything more than feather-weight on my skin (as it was sooo hot) didn’t see the light of day.
I wore around a third of the clothes I packed!!!
As usual there was a clear wardrobe winner and one that I need to share with you as it’s a bargainous piece I picked up whilst grabbing last-minute suntan lotion in the supermarket.
…a white shirt-dress cover up, in a sheer fabric that cost a mere £8, from Asda!
Such a versatile item, I loved it and lived in it for much of my holiday. It was so bloody comfortable and just seemed to ‘fit’ with my mood, the environment and the heat! Taking me from poolside, to day trip, to evening dinner.
So it turns out (as it always does) that I could have travelled much lighter.
Loose, light-weight and bohemian-style clothes are my holiday mainstay. Nothing too dressy for evening. No heels. Just a pair of statement earrings for minimal glam factor.
Why on earth do I never learn? I need to revisit this post before my next holiday as a reminder not to over-pack!
I doubt I’m alone though…? Do you also pack too many clothes for your holiday and end up wearing the same few items like me?
What are your go-to holiday pieces?
As always I’d love to hear from you!