the ultimate summer holiday packing list for women

Are you going on holiday this summer? If you have the summer trip of a lifetime planned, now’s the best time to start getting your holiday shop in order. If you wait until closer to your departure time, you run the risk of prices being put up due to demand or even worse, everything you’ve been planning to buy for the past few months being out of stock in your size. To make sure that you’re looking exactly how you imagine you would on your summer holiday, here’s the ultimate packing list to help you out.

When you go on a summer holiday, swimwear is your number one essential when it comes to clothing. As you’ll probably be spending a lot of your time at the pool or on the beach, it’s a good idea to take plenty of bikinis with you. As they’re light and easy to pack, bikinis can be the one thing that you can really go to town on when packing your holiday clothing – it’s easy to take one or even two for each day of the week!

beach dress/coverup
If you’re planning on lounging on the beach for hours at a time, a beach dress or coverup is essential. This is because after a while, you might begin to feel too hot or even start to get a bit sunburned, especially if you are going to a super-hot country which reaches record high temperatures in the middle of the day. A light, floaty beach dress, sarong, kaftan or coverup is just what you need to keep the sun off your shoulders and shade your skin from the dangerous UV rays.

keeping your skin and eyes protected
On a summer holiday, making sure that you are fully protected from the sun is a must. The last thing that you want is to come home with a painful, red sunburn! Sunblock and after-sun creams are the first things that you should be putting into your case when packing for a summer holiday. It’s also essential to keep your eyes protected, which you can do with sunglasses – also great for when you wake up the morning after a holiday party with a bit of a headache. Sun hats are another great way to keep the sun off your face, and can be a cute fashion accessory to pair with a dress, shorts and a top or even your bikini.

packing clothes
Packing clothes for a summer holiday can often be seriously time-consuming, going through clothes that you want to take, but aren’t sure whether or not you will actually wear them. As a general rule, only take half of what you think you will need for the trip if you are travelling light. (Check out Global Luggage for some of the best cabin cases). For most summer holidays, you’ll be fine with shorts, t-shirts, vest tops, sandals and one or two nice dresses for partying or eating out.

Which items do you always include in your packing list?

♥ abby


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