What to Pack for A Beach Holiday

This week as we are having a mini heatwave here in the UK I thought I would talk about holidays and what to pack for a beach holiday. As the shops are full of high summer wear, if you are heading off on holiday soon, here are some ideas for you.

Holiday Essentials, What to pack for a beach holiday,

Starting with what to pack it in. If you travel a lot it’s worth investing in a good quality, sturdy but lightweight case. Choose one with four wheels that spin to make your life easier at the airport. This stylish gold case is currently reduced.

For your hand luggage choose a tote that will double up as a beach bag. This gold tote is strong and it folds away when not in use. Alternatively choose one of our brightly coloured leather tote bags.

For the day time beside the beach or pool, choose swimwear that gives you confidence, there is so much choice now. These swimsuits with secret slimming are brilliantly priced and the tropical colours will look gorgeous in the sunshine. Add an elegant embroidered kaftan for heading to the bar or lunch.

Holiday Essentials, What to pack for a beach holiday,

Pack a sun hat to protect your hair and face from the sun (to pack it, fill the crown with underwear then lay it brim down in your suitcase and pack around the padded crown) and a pair of chic sunglasses to hide behind while you are people watching reading your book 🙂

Include a couple of pairs of shorts and some pretty mix and match tops for when you want to be a little more dressed.

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You can get away with 3 pairs of shoes – one metallic pair that goes with everything, either flat sandals or, as in this case a pair of gold wedges, one pair of flip flops or beach sandals and one pair of coloured sandals – in this case I’ve chosen white sandals because they will work with everything as well as show off brown feet and legs.

Dresses are perfect on holiday as they can be doubled up for days out sightseeing or relaxed evening meals.

Holiday Essentials, What to pack for a beach holiday,, holiday capsule wardrobe

A white dress makes a great holiday piece to wear during the day with your hat and wedges or in the evening to show off your tan with sandals, a clutch bag and this summer’s must have accessory statement earrings.

A jersey dress can be thrown over a swimsuit or worn out during the day and will work with all 3 pairs of shoes.

Holiday Essentials, What to pack for a beach holiday,, holiday capsule wardrobe

Pack a couple of colourful dresses too, including a long floaty dress, that works day or evening and a strappy dress for smarter evenings.

Finally add in a couple more separates to maximise your outfits.

Holiday Essentials, What to pack for a beach holiday,, holiday capsule wardrobe

A jersey skirt packs easily and any creases will soon drop out once you hang it up. Wear it for day or evening and accessorise to dress it up or down.

Holiday Essentials, What to pack for a beach holiday,, holiday capsule wardrobe

I have included a pair of tailored linen trousers for smarter lunches or evenings and a beautiful printed kaftan, that looks far more expensive than it is.

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Finally if you’d like the hard work done for you, get us to create a beautiful Holiday Capsule Wardrobe for you.