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Holiday packing list - capsule - hot weather - plus size
Hello I have got a hot holiday coming up in a month - exciting
Although do have some worries -I am awful at packing - and I now seem to have bought a number of items and don't really have any sense of a lot of matching going on. I generally end up taking too many things and am determined not to do this. Other issue is that I am bigger than I was last time I had a holiday like this, and although have lost some weight this year, I have still had to buy new (or newish) items for the holiday.
I have swimwear Baggy printed trousers x2 Tunic tops x2 Beach dress x1 (shapeless v.v.lightweight) two white tops - linen/cotton
what do I need to make sure I have enough/right type of clothing. Mainly beach holiday - pool/beach but will be some visiting towns.
If anybody has a fabulous packing list for a capsule holiday wardrobe - please share
I think you need to pick a colour palette of 2-3 colours and stick to that as much as possible.
How long are you going for? Will you have access to laundry? Will it be cooler in the evenings?
I would take 2 pairs of shorts, 2 pairs of thin loose trousers, 1-2 dresses, 3-4 tops (sleeveless if you can just because it will be hot). A couple of tankinis or swimsuits, a sarong or pashmina, a cardigan, beach coverup and a waterproof if showers are likely.
That should cover you for most eventualities - also a pair of sandals and shoes you can walk in (converse) if you're likely to go sightseeing. Have a great time!
I just got back from 4 days away somewhere hot and only took hand luggage. I was planning on getting some shorts/skirts and tops to mix and match but in the end I took all dresses! I found it worked really well as I didn't have to be conscious of not wearing a certain top because I really wanted to wear it with a particular skirt etc.
Clothes: Cream and navy stripe dress Black maxi dress Blue short dress Blue kaftan style dress with dipped back Red maxi dress White dress x2 (one a swing style, one which went in at the waist) Denim shirt Black kimono
Other - swimming costume, pjs x2, underwear Shoes - flip flops (for beach/pool), flat nude sandals, tan lace up sandals
I didn't do much - mostly hanging by the pool, going out for dinner, going shopping - but I found that everything I brought, I could have dressed up or down. And as they were all dresses, no issues with matching! I could have fitted another pair of shoes into my suitcase but decided to bring LOADS of lipsticks instead. Priorities!
My colour scheme seems to be blue/white with bit of purple and black thrown in.
I think I might go for all dresses - maybe keep the baggy printed trousers n too - and possibly a pair of cropped white pants - see what is happening here -I have a few strappy tops. I am overpacking already in my head
I like a bit of chunky jewellery so will stick a few pieces on the list. Have a v.lightweight hoody to travel in and a thin cardigan in case need it at night.