FOP. Fear of packing. Yup, it’s very real in my world, and many of yours too, it would seem from recent comments.
And I may be coming across as someone filled with anxiety, but that’s because I probably am.
I hate packing. I panic at the thought of it. I procrastinate and usually leave it till the last possible moment and pack a mix and match of bland and safe.
For the trip I’m on now I pushed myself to do things differently, right from the packing point - I started packing in good time before my trip to the UK, sooo not me!
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Carry On Packing!
(It's possible only British readers will get the joke!)
It started with the shoes.
It started with me thinking shoes. In my head, I was thinking a comfy pair of sandals for walking and something glitzy for the fun stuff was all I needed. A lite shoe wardrobe. But nah, in my case is something very different. I soon ended up with four pairs, and when that case is a small carry on, there isn’t much room left for anything else.
Holiday update: I've worn just two pairs so far, the flatties and the glitzy pewter sandals.
And then packing went off-grid!
My travel pack is usually filled with neutrals, black, grey, taupe.
This time I’ve gone off-grid. I packed colour!
Yellow and green are bursting out from a backdrop of navy and white this trip.
Holiday update: so far I've worn my travel jeans, white jeans, navy, and yellow tops, navy long sleeve T, and the cowboy and denim shirts. That's not bad eh?!
Outfits For A British Summer Holiday
The days have been sunny, overcast ... or deluge.
(yes, that's TP's finger!)
Another thing I’ve done is steered away from my travel-safes when it comes to jewellery.
This time I’ve teamed jewellery to the outfits because of the strong colours.
Holiday update: this strategy has paid off as so far I've worn three different blue hued necklaces
The Illusion Created By Clear Beads
So talking of necklace hues, I had a duh! moment last summer - if you wear a clear bead, the colour of your underlying top comes through. So it means that you can pack one necklace , like my mix of blue and clear beads in the top pic and it creates the illusion of uber matchy matchy -
- and with each change of top it looks like you have a necklace in, say, yellow as here. Not a bad for a £1.50 charity shop buy.
So Today's Top Travel Tip is:
pack a clear bead necklace to minimise jewellery packing.
So For this holiday I’ve thrown safe packing out the window and gone with navy and white, yellow and green - let’s see how this travel capsule continues to pan out ...
A la perchoine,