Darren & I have booked a little mini break for our anniversary next month and we’re heading for some Autumn sunshine… 5 nights in Lanzarote without the children and I can’t wait! (not for the leaving the kids bit, but the grown up time bit!)
We’re travelling on hand luggage only (just 8kg each) so it’s minimal outfits and trying to travel light!
I’m not going to be rushing to the shops to buy anything new, I have enough summer clothes so I’m narrowing my outfits down to things that go together and can be reworn. I’m also sticking to items that are my style, I’ve made mistakes before of trying to dress like someone else on holiday… it just doesn’t work does it!
Ok lets start with the basics shall we…
Denim cut offs…
My favourites are Levis 501’s I find the looser fit much more comfortable in the heat and I love that the more you wear them the softer they get.
Next is linen shorts…
For me these are perfect for having a wander around when you want to look a bit more “done up” I’ll pair both shorts with either my Arket racer back vest top or my Primark version of the same, and a white cotton shirt like this one from H&M or this navy blue* one from Cocobay (I always like to size up when I buy holiday shirts, that way it can double up as a cover up for my swimsuit) Speaking of which I’ll be taking just 2..
This Seafolly laced front suit* from Cocobay
And also a basic black one (mine is from F&F at Tesco, its quite Hunza G but not as high cut)
Of course there will be summer dresses… I’ve lived in my Faithful the Brand* dresses all summer (both of which are sadly sold out but it could be worth checking pre loved sites) they’re light, easy to pack and go with everything from sandals to trainers to Teva’s and I’ll be taking all 3… I’ll be traveling in my trainers.
I will add another couple of dresses to the mix, I’m just not sure which ones yet. I’m swaying towards my black linen sundress form ASOS and my Free People Forever Always dress…
And apart from undies and a bit of make up I think that’s about it! Definitely no scraning through the dregs of the summer sale rails in a panic… Nope, not this time!
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