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So I am going to Lisbon for 5 nights with my DH and DD. Really looking forward to it but we are going to try to pack light and do just hand luggage. What do I need? I think it will be around 20 degrees and hopefully sunny. I love clothes and always take too much. What do you think my ideal capsule, hand luggage wardrobe should consist of?
I was thinking, jeans or maybe chinos, t shirts, maybe a dress that could do day to night (can't find one), perhaps a skirt, have the Boden striped ruched one, maybe a nicer shirt or blouse (not sure what sort though) sandals and trainers? Surely that's not enough though....help. I am prepared to buy some stuff as could do with rejuvenating my spring wardrobe anyway and want to feel comfortable but stylish. I am 42, 5'8 a busty 10-12 with dark hair.
Should have added to try to limit colours. For example, navy, beige/natural and yellow. Or black, white, red. Or white, chocolate brown, turquoise... It doesn't have to be a uniform but will make packing easer if you have a number of things that go together.
I would pack enough for 3 days and go shopping in Lisbon for the rest - Zara is so much better and cheaper over there than in the UK ;-) it's a relatively relaxed city with lots of hills and cobbled streets - might be worth bearing in mind when packing footwear
Thanks for the replies - ok you are all so sensible and I definitely need a raincoat and perhaps a new cardigan for layering. I have tried my chinos on from gap a couple of seasons ago and they are looking tired. Any recommendations for any of the above? I also need a new bigger bag, maybe a tote?
I did look at Seasalt for coats and quite like but wonder about other options...Footwear isn't a problem as I have comfy flat (and nice) sandals from last year and converse. I love the idea of palette of colours that go, probably will go with blue, white, grey.
DH and I are off to Malaga next weekend, they have similar climates.
Just packed and went for
Travel . Ankle grazer jeans with a turn up, white fitted tee, navy loose cardi and tan ankle boots with satchel. 1st evening. Same jeans, cream silk blouse, nude heels and beaded clutch. Day 2. I got THIS dress in navy to wear with either brown leather sandals or ankle boots if it pours. Have a mustard cardi if needed. 2nd evening. V-neck khaki sleeveless silk dress with brown sandals and brown waterfall cardi. Day 3. Navy chinos, mustard and white 3/4 brenton top, brown sandals. 3rd evening. Same jeans, beaded box top, nude heels and clutch. Day 4, travelling home. Same navy chinos, cream v neck vest, same brown waterfall cardi and same sandals.
I have a hooded cream Mac to take going and everything else fits comfortably into my carry on case (including a selection of accessories).
Also remember to weigh your cabin bag and work from there . So if your weight limit is 10kg and your bag is 2kg, you only have 8 kg max.
Don't go out and buy anything without weighting what you have alrdeady.
Lightweight jacket Long Rain jacket Small day sack Small cross body bag Good shoes for walking Lightweight sandals Jeans Chinos or similar 2 dresses 1 cotton jumper 1 cardigan 3 t shirts Lightweight scarves Swimwear if hotel has a pool
We often go to Lisbon at Easter to visit family and it can be chilly and rainy- there's not much central heating either so it can be cold at night. It can be sunny but not swimsuit weather and maybe even sandals would be pushing it. I would take a light coat and plenty of layers plus maybe some ankle boots.