With summer just around the corner, many of us will be thinking of compiling our holiday wardrobe.
When it comes to packing for a holiday, the whole process can be challenging. You’ll need beachwear, daywear and nightwear. You’ll want comfort, practicality and style. And you’ll have to achieve all of this whilst staying within your designated baggage allowance. For this reason, an article in Elle suggests that a holiday capsule wardrobe made up of just ten garments could be the key to a “carefree summer.”
That is what you should do when packing for a holiday – but what shouldn’t you do?
Don’t be tight
We’re not talking about being stingy – we’re talking about clothing that is too tight or shorts that are too short. Not only does squeezing into super-small clothing make for an unflattering look, but it will make you hot, bothered and sweaty in the sunshine. Opt for loose-fitting tees, a swishy blue maxi dress, and wide-leg shorts for a comfortable and effortlessly stylish look.
Don’t get stuck in a rut
Many of us have a holiday wardrobe that we store away for the rest of the year then bring out summer after summer. While this is undoubtedly frugal, it means that your holiday look becomes a tired and dated one. Don’t be afraid to branch out and treat yourself to a few new and up-to-date pieces. Modern variations of your summer faves (such as linen shirts and strappy sundresses) are re-hashed year after year, so keep your wardrobe fresh.
Don’t neglect accessories
A handful of well-chosen accessories will take up very little space in your case and can totally revamp your look. Opt for gold statement earrings or a necklace alongside an AX Paris blue maxi dress or a wide-brim sunhat with a floaty kimono. A stylish pair of sunglasses will also be your best friend on holiday, so choose them well.
Don’t scrimp on swimwear
Good swimwear is an invaluable investment that will make or break your pool-side look. You’ll be spending a lot of time in your bikini or costume, so make sure it’s a good one with adequate support and a style that flatters your shape. You’ll find that good-quality swimwear will be less prone to sagging or fading, too.