The sunshine and heat are lovely, aren’t they? But what if our holiday destination is the Lakes, Devon or South Wales?
If so, we may enjoy some days of sunny, warm Med-style weather, but the chances are, it being the UK, that the sunny days will be interspersed with chilly and wet days.
So, as well as packing our tees and tops and lightweight clothes in the expectation of hot days, we also need clothes that allow us to look stylish and on-trend and be protected from what the British weather can throw at us.
Let’s start with a weatherproof coat…Ideally, we want one that is voluminous enough to throw over any outfit, whether that is a lightweight skirt and top you are wearing to explore a local museum or a trouser suit you are planning to wear to go out to dinner. We might also say “long enough” but if you can’t find a coat that you love that will cover even a maxi, you could go shorter – a parka or trench jacket, for instance, can also work well. In a neutral kind of colour is also good, so that it goes with most outfits…
Also, when we say “weatherproof” we really mean light-shower-proof and a bit warm, since truly weatherproof coats are basically Barbours or Barbour-style waxed jackets, rubberised raincoats or authentic trench coats and we are assuming that if you spend a lot of time outdoors, you already own one of those! So, for the purposes of a British holiday or a Staycation, we are assuming that if it gets really chilly, you will throw a little cardi under your coat; and if the downpour is biblical you will head indoors for a flat white!
Other useful items to pack for a British holiday or to have handy for a Staycation, are knits that will keep you warm but won’t make you feel depressed because of their colour:
A pair of wellingtons you actually enjoy wearing is also a worthwhile investment for a British holiday or a Staycation. Ideally buy them large enough so you can wear a pair of warm socks underneath…
And finally, a lightweight scarf in a colour which is great for you and that matches your weatherproof coat will ensure you always look effortlessly stylish (and will also ensure your neck is warm)…
Are you going on a UK staycation? What are you planning on packing? Cyndy never goes on any trip without taking her pillow and satin pillowcase and at least 4 scarves!
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