Tips For Packing For Mid-Year Holidays

We are half way through Winter, and it’s always worse and longer than I remember it being the previous year. The only thing I love about winter is the fashion: leather, coats, furs, boots, etc. and snowboarding. But other than that, I honestly can’t think of anything else I like about the cold weather. How negative do I sound? I know right. This is exactly why I always plan my overseas holidays during Australian winter, so I don’t need to be a little icicle for 3 whole months, (or longer). Last year, I escaped to Europe for 5 weeks during the middle of their summer. It was absolute bliss!

This year, I’ve been to Thailand, and am about to head back to the motherland; USA!

I am leaving for the US next week and need to start packing for the warm weather ahead. Trying to pack outfits for hot weather when you are wearing 5 layers of clothing is quite the challenge. 

If you are also taking a mid year escape to the northern hemisphere, here are my hot tips on what and how to pack.

Remember to pack the following items:

  • Shoes: Slick Sneakers that can be worn super casually, and smart casual.
  • Black black and more black: Avoid any mishaps. Wearing black is great because it doesn’t show dirt. No one wants to walk around New York with a coffee stain on their top all day. And you don’t want to visit the local laundrette every 2 days.
  • Basics: Jeans and tees –  Avoid statement pieces where appropriate. Pack items that can easily be mixed and matched. 
  • Bring a light jacket: You might not need it but I have been in over air conditioned hotels and shops in hot countries – and wanted nothing more sometimes!
  • Evening wear: A pair of heels that won’t cut your night short is always a good idea. And outfits that are appropriate for any soiree, such as a casual bar to a fancy restaurant. 

General Traveling Tips

Wear your heaviest items on the flight to your destination- but make sure your top doesn’t have metal on it. I learned that the hard way going through security :/

If you are going to be doing a lot of shopping. Be ruthless with the clothing you bring. The more you bring, the less room you have for your new things. 

Don’t under estimate the old rolling technique. Don’t fold your clothing. Rolling saves room and avoids creases.

And probably the most important tip of all! Wrap all your liquids in plastic bags. Don’t be fooled to think that you won’t be a victim of the old shampoo spill. It happens to the best of us. And it’s the worst when it’s purple shampoo 🙁

Safe travels fashionistas! See you in Spring!

xx DTT9