Can you help me buy/pack for a holiday?(6 Posts)
I'm going on 2 week holiday, to Jamaica. I'm usually a few days city break/euro Disney type of person, so I have no idea what/how much to take.
I won't be doing any beach/swimming pools so don't need swimwear.
So far I've bought a pair of black palazzo trousers, thinking they would be comfortable for flying in? and a long lightweight cardigan, still need a top to wear.
I've also already got 2 maxi dresses that I can take. Apart from that all I own is jeans and long sleeve tops.
I need ideas for clothes and footwear, I can't do sandals that have toe posts though, even the thought of them make me cringe
Oh I don't want to buy anything too expensive, as it'll all probably go to the charity shop when I get home!
I'm a size 18, large tummy/hips, small boobs and 5'6 (and I'm in my early 50s)
Any ideas much appreciated,
I had a look in mango , hush & zara as they had lots of floaty layers that you can build up. White company etc
A pair of lightweight breathable trainers/walking shoes
Sandals - M&S & Clarke's etc have a selection now
Cottons & breathable fabrics
Tunic style tops
Long skirts keeps you cool maybe team with a vest top?
What's your usual style?
Thanks for the links, can't really see anything that I like though, might be because I'm not used to being "dressed" IYKWIM
In winter I wear jeans, top, ankle boots
In summer I wear jeans, top, sandals or maybe canvas converse type shoes if it's raining
I like to say I don't really change my style, but I don't have a style
I don't like skirts at all, I could do a dress, maybe cropped/light trousers instead of jeans.
Sorry, I'm being really awkward here, I just don't have a clue.
The last time I has sunshine on holiday, I washed the same dress every night and wore it for a week I wasn't expecting a heat wave in April
How about cotton rich 3/4 leggings - or pedal pushers to just below the knee with any cool tunics?
This type of look: http://www.whitestuff.com/mobile/womens/kaftans-tunics/green-moonrise-jersey-tunic/
It eliminates potential chafing between the legs and can be worn with all casual flat sandals.
Tunics - you could try White Stuff, Fat Face and Mantaray. Saw this in Top Shop if you don't mind exposing arms, or wear a navy short sleeve body under it, or a thin ballet cardi over for evenings.
TKMaxx have adventure sandals (no toe posts) which are brilliant for hot hols. Can't remember the name, but something + Earth' is one of the brands with good support.
I would go with one pair of comfy footwear such as sketchers go walk, plus some nice sandals - like these http://m.newlook.com/shop/shoe-gallery/view-all-shoes/white-comfort-ghillie-block-heels-_370145110
Then I'd go for a couple more pairs of palazzo pants and tops such as this and this
DianaT I really like that top! I've had a look at the White Stuff site and I really like some of their things I wouldn't have thought of looking there! And I think I might even wear them again when I'm home!
Also had a look at TKmax and ordered a couple of tops.
curtains I really like the white sandals, I'm awkward with footwear thanks to an arthritic hip but they might be fine for an evening meal! not too much walking.
I'll also have alook at sketchers, I've heard other people recommend them as well.
Thanks everyone, at least now I've got an idea of where to start
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