Holiday packing

you can never have too many sandals :)

you can never have too many sandals ūüôā (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Summer Holiday Packing

Are you like me Рdo you take too much? End up with a strained back from pulling your case in and out of cars. We usually do not wear it all, so I have devised a list to help, assuming you are able to rinse through the odd item, this list is good for a two week beach holiday.
Leave some space for the essentials – sun lotion and a kindle or Ipad instead of all those books! – Here are my tips for what to take in your suitcase this summer…

1 pair linen or cotton trousers (day or evening)
1 pair of comfy jeans
3 skirts (or shorts even just to keep fit or cool on the beach Рnot for evening wear unless under 35, unless superfit)
2 going out tops
2 dresses  (day to evening)
Selection of 5 plain vest or T-tops for day and evening
1 cardigan and 1 wrap
2 bikinis
1 sarong (to match)
1 beach towel
1 evening bag
1 pair of comfy all purpose  flip flops for day and evening
1 pair of walking shoes
1 pair of comfy wedge sandals  for evening wear mostly
1 beach bag & a sun hat
+ sunnies of course.
…and some more tips below…

Carefully roll all your clothes into sausages rather than folding as this way they arrive uncreased. Wear jeans and walking shoes (converse or similar) to travel through british weather. and wear jeans for nights out with strappy top and wedge heels.

Pack¬†two dresses –¬† that work for both day and evening. Add wedges and a clutch bag for drinks and flip-flops and a sun hat for gallery/shopping and lunch.

Match white t-shirt with solid bold colour on bottom half to match flips and update your summer wardrobe..

Don’t pack clothes that are too tight (make one of them a loose colourful kaftan) as you need room to eat lovely food!

Have fun ūüôā


About maggi toner-edgar

Creative Style Consultancy Fashion and Textile Practitioner Art/Education Writer/Research View all posts by maggi toner-edgar

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Carnet de Dame Catherine

Mode, Innovation, Voyage, Société

SGFA Journal

The online magazine of the Society of Graphic Fine Art - The Drawing Society


Smart and surprising

PhotoBook Journal

The Contemporary Photobook Magazine

If Books Could Blog

Live life as though someone will write a book about it, which will one day been reviewed!


because thread is the best glue.

Canadian Art Junkie

Visual Arts from Canada & Around the World


things and not things.

Style Assassins

Dressing well is the best revenge.

Fashion For Lunch.

Buy the shoes. Buy the bag. Dine well.

My Student Wardrobe

Express yourself through style !

I love green inspiration

cultivating fashion and design

The Last Straggler

Better late than never

%d bloggers like this: