Ah, summer holidays. Excuses for a frivolous new purchase that you know has limited uses. Round-ups of holiday capsules, what to pack, and those ‘easy items that take you from the beach to the bar’ are all over the place at the moment. Not here though, because I’m still not buying anything new this year (and also because it’s pretty rare that I have the kind of holiday that requires that kind of packing).
So, as I jet off to warmer climes this summer my packing list looks an awful lot like last years.
What I will be packing:
Tankinis – one in red (4 years old), one in black (last years), both from Bravissimo, purposefully simple
Shorts – a pair of Dorothy Perkins black denim (at least 2 years old)
Shirts, Tops & T-shirts – whichever happen to be clean, all at least 1 year old, in assorted shades of black, grey and blue
Trousers – last summers Hush favourites, and some Indian ones I bought 3 years ago
Jeans – I’ll probably travel in my favourite M&S boyfriend jeans that I struggle to find a replacement for that are as comfortable
Dresses – that polka dot Fat Face t-shirt dress that I can’t stop wearing, a colourful Warehouse dress and the Gap playsuit that I found so comfortable whilst I was away last year (it has long sleeves, perfect for sight seeing days)
1 sunhat – found in Tuscany last year
1 pair of sandals – el naturalista, bought last summer and the best sandals I’ve ever owned
1 pair of flip-flops – accessorize, bought god knows how long ago
I’ve also promised myself that I’ll be packing my sports kit and actually making myself do some exercise whilst away this year…
And meanwhile, I’m thankful for having been able to lose the half a stone that is making it possible for me to blithely slip in to last summer’s swimwear without issue – that has made my life a lot easier!
And I confess that I’ve been living vicariously, having done some holiday shopping for both my daughter and my husband.