Summer is here at last. The time we all anxiously await every year, craving the long summer nights, family barbecues and the holidays we book up months in advance whilst we ponder over our calendar counting down the days for it's arrival.
But then suddenly it's a week away and the daunting task of packing comes upon us. If you're anything like me you look through your wardrobe and make a reason to take literally ever summer outfit you own, because there is always a reason in your head as to why it may become useful and why your Holiday could become a fashion disaster if it's not there. But we have to scratch this mentality, in a world where minimalism is becoming the latest fashion methodology that is taking the fashion industry by storm - we need to apply this to our packing techniques, so I'm going to help us all by giving you the essential packing list, that will make your summer holiday packing simple and enjoyable.
Less is always more
Ok a pretty obvious starter, unless you're into going commando (hats off to you). When picking underwear for your holiday make sure you're ticking off this list:
Comfort , Sex Appeal and Period Panties
For day to day on your holiday you will want your most comfortable underwear, make sure to match a bra with each pair of knickers so that your ratio is the same (it makes things quicker). Comfortable underwear is a must in the heat, cotton being the preferable choice because a sweaty bum isn't sexy.
Sex Appeal underwear is for when you're off on those memorable nights out, wearing your favourite dress and heels. Sexy underwear isn't just for the man in your life (although I'm sure he won't dispute it) it's for you to feel empowered by your body, and sensuous. So when choosing your Sex Appeal underwear check out these beauties from our range:
Period Panties is a given. We all own granny panties that are well worn in and used every month to avoid ruining our more expensive undies. Plus they are comfortable, and when you're feeling bloated and about as sexy as a whale - how you look is of no importance! Pass us the Ben & Jerry's please.
The best way to approach daywear is to think of what kind of activities you will be doing on this holiday. If it's a beach holiday then stick to ⅔ Long maxi dresses and ⅔ Shorts & Tshirts duo’s. Choose neutral colours that you can dress up with accessories, because this way you can mix and match your clothing easily without clashing.
If your holiday is going to involve long days out discovering the country you're visiting, I suggest taking long sleeve tops made of linen to keep you cool and protect you from the sun. Match them with maxi skirts, or trousers for a comfortable stylish ensemble. Again keep to neutral colours so you can mix and match your clothes.
Night time wear is probably the hardest choice for most of us. Because this is the main focus of the day for most holiday goers and is when you return from your day looking sun kissed and fresh from your shower.
Take 3 dresses and two trouser and top duo’s. If you need to wash them you can but more than likely this will do you just fine. Mix the dresses up by taking one Bodycon Dress, one Blouson Dress and one T Shirt dress. All can be dressed up with heels, or for a more causal nighttime look dressed down with flats.
For the trouser and top duo go with culottes and a off the shoulder top or a Co-ord matching set for a super chic style for those unforgettable summer nights!
The most vital component of your packing that will pull all of your outfits together and transform you into the Fashionista of the holiday!
Shoes - Bring one pair of flip flops (I'm a fan of havaianas, they are stylish and well made - and will last you for a few years of holidays!), two pairs of heels (one black, one nude) and one pair of flats (gladiator sandals, or summer trainers).
Bags - Bring one large tote back for the travelling days and beach days and then one smaller bag ( a clutch bag will do in a neutral colour so as to be matched with everything, you can never go wrong with black) that can be used for nights out.
Accessories - Statement jewellery is a must! Pack your favourite statement necklace, stacking rings, boho chic earrings and some studs for the daytime and you will be holiday style ready! Don't forget to include a beautiful summer hat to keep your face away from those aging UV Botox enticing rays and your trendy sunglasses that will complete any look!
Now you're all packed and ready to tackle your hand luggage - stay tuned for hand luggage packing tips up on the blog soon!
Until next week,