2. Choose clothes of similar colours that way you know most things will work together.
- Having a fabulous Summer wardrobe of bright colours and prints is great if you really can plan ahead but if you’re as clueless as me when it comes to what you’ll fancy wearing in ten days time then a holiday wardrobe of denim, black, white and blue is ideal.
- If you cannot go without colour take some bright accessories – a bag or a few bangles.
- Use your bed to lay everything out and check it can all be mixed and matched.
- A knee length dress that works with flip-flops for day and glammed up for night.
- Choose a statement beach bag that can also double up as your baby bag or in-flight bag.
- Go for a cross-body bag for when you’re sight seeing, and then remove the strap or shorten it for the evenings.
- Don’t forget a big scarf – they’re great for the plane to keep you warm from the air con and great to double up as a sarong.
- A pair of studs.
- Some dangly earrings for hair-up nights.
- A few bangles that can even be bought whilst you’re there.
- A good hat for the beach.
6. You really don’t need that many shoes!
- Beach shoes.
- Statement flats (heels if you know you’re going somewhere glam).
- Slip on closed toe shoes for travel / chilly weather
7. Still be YOU! Just because you are in another country it doesn’t mean you left your personal style at home. If you wouldn’t normally wear bright pink and ruffle dresses why would you on holiday? And if you like wearing jeans and breton chances are you still will when you’re on the beach so grab some cut offs and a few stripes vests. There is nothing to say that holiday dressing has to be exotic.
The ultimate packing list: