Now that summer has finally arrived, many of us are looking forward to finally getting away on holiday. While your break away this year may not include jetting off overseas after so long stuck at home most of us are just desperate for a change in location. Due to the travel restrictions that are still in place across the world, more people are opting for a staycation in the UK this year. However, packing to go away on holiday is difficult at the best of times, and it is a whole lot harder when trying to predict what the weather will be like. But never fear, our guide on how to plan your staycation outfits is here to make the packing process even easier.
Be sure to take something for every type of weather
In the past when you went on holidays overseas, your outfits likely consisted of shorts, bikinis, and dresses. But you will have to broaden the clothes you pack when going away to the UK. You can never be sure what the weather is going to be like, and you don’t want to get caught short. So when planning what outfits to wear while you are away, be sure to have a backup outfit in place. As we all know, the weather forecast isn’t always accurate, and the last thing you want is to be walking in the rain with shorts and sandals on. Don’t forget to pack a jacket just in case you get chilly in the evening.
Think about how long you will be away for
Many of us make the mistake of overestimating how often we are going away and pack way too much stuff. While it is important that you do have options depending on the weather and the activities you will be doing while you are away, you need to be realistic about how many outfits you need. For example, if you are only going away for 5 days, then 4 dresses and 3 pairs of jeans is probably a bit excessive. So, instead, try to pack only what you need. Remember, the more you take away with you, the more you will have to wash when you get home!
Make sure you have the right footwear
Depending on your destination and what you plan to do while you are away, you may need to consider what type of footwear you need to pack. If you are going on a beach holiday, then you will need sandals and flip-flops. But you may also want to pack a pair of comfy shoes or walking shoes to wear when exploring the local area. The best way to plan your footwear is to pair them with all the individual outfits that you plan to wear while you are away to ensure they match. If you can stick to plain colored shoes, such as white and black, then you will find they go better with more of your outfits.
Summer Dresses are essential
Hopefully, you will get some great weather while you are away, so be sure to pack summer dresses that are going to keep you cool and comfy. Don’t worry if you feel conscious about showing your legs, as when it comes to women’s clothing there are so many options to choose from. For example, maxi dresses are a great way to keep your legs covered up, while looking great and feeling summery.
Plan your outfits in advance
While it may take away the opportunity for you to throw together a last-minute outfit, you will save yourself a lot of time and fashion stress by putting together the outfits that you are going to wear before you go away. For example, pack a few stylish tees to go with your shorts, so that your casual daytime outfits are sorted in advance. You could even write a list of your outfits before you start packing so you know exactly what you need and don’t leave anything at home by mistake.
Going on a staycation gives you the perfect opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. So, by taking our advice and planning your outfits in advance, you can focus on relaxing and having fun while you are away.