We’ve all been there, packing WAY more clothes than we need for a holiday.
A survey carried out by Debenhams (source: The Daily Mail) suggests that the average woman needs around 57 items in her suitcase for a two-week holiday, yet many women pack nearer to 150 items.
As with any good wardrobe detox, the trick is to plan your clothes rather than just chuck in the entire contents of your wardrobe on the off chance you might, you know, just want to wear them!
Packing some multi-functional staples along with accessories can give you several different outfits without risking those painful excess baggage fees.
Take the hard work out of packing with our carefully curated case contenders…
- Maxi dress, shirt-dress or playsuit. From 5 star cruises and exotic beach holidaysto European city breaks, maxi dresses are relevant for every kind of holiday It’s a wardrobe essential that requires very little styling and can look good in seconds.
- A multi-purpose scarf. There are lots of creative ways you can weara scarf: around your neck or shoulders when it’s chilly or around your waist as a sarong on the beach.
- Leather sandals or gladiators. A comfy sole and lace ups are ideal for walking all day long.
- Shorts or cropped trousers. Roll them up in your suitcase to avoid creases, then wear with sandals and a loose tee by day, and a slinky vest top at night.
- A print or patterned top and bottoms. Matching a patterned top and bottoms creates a more formal evening look, while the bottoms can work separately with plain tops for daytime sight seeing.
- Bikini or swimsuit. A statement swimsuit with detailed neckline can easily double up as a pretty top for day or night.
- Plain vest tops. Opt for neutral tones (black, white, tan) for maximum versatility.
- Nude underwear, it goes with everything and avoids the need to duplicate with outfit appropriate options.
And not forgetting the most exciting part of going on holiday…. set your out of office and then that glorious holiday is all yours.