For a while now I have been thinking that it would be fun to do a feature of what I wore every day of a holiday, so for a break from the travel posts I thought I’d share my outfits in SA, day by day. Putting together a packing list or ‘holiday wardrobe’ isn’t the easiest thing to do and I thought you guys might like to see how I’ve worn the same things in different ways throughout the holiday and I’ve included some tips on things to think about or remember when you are planning what to take away with you. This trip wasn’t all glamour so please don’t get too excited about what’s in store, it’s really more of a real life insight and hopefully you like it!
If you’re going to be sightseeing, a lightweight showerproof jacket and a cosy scarf are invaluable and will serve you well day after day…
If you’ll be walking a lot, especially out of the city, don’t forget some trainers or casual white pumps that will go with everything whilst giving you stable footing off the beaten track…
Stick to a key colour palette (mine was yellow, navy, and coral/red with neutral basics mixed in and a big dose of stripes.)
Invest in a couple of key accessories like these metallic flats to keep your outfits on trend.
You’re on holiday so ditch the formality and go for relaxed casual style and clothes you feel comfortable in…
Be prepared in certain parts of the world (and depending on your activities) to put together an outfit that covers your arms and legs. Sometimes it’s function over form!
Make your wardrobe work harder by re-wearing and layering. Neutrals work best for this as they will go with so many pieces (and in my book, navy and white stripes = neutral basics!)
Always pack a new bikini for a poolside pick me up
Don’t forget a cross body bag for all your essentials and some inexpensive costume jewellery (I always go for a bangle, hoop earrings, studs, a chunky necklace and a fine chain,) that will take you from beach to bar with ease.
I hope you enjoyed the insight
*PS I haven’t included my Safari outfits here as we barely took any photos of each other and I was just layered up to the max wearing all of the above on the chilly morning and evening drives!
Some of the items featured have previously been blogged about here: