So, it’s almost the end of January, and this is my last ‘holiday post‘. Which is OK, given that I got back weeks ago…
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you probably know that I’ve been to Madeira many times. So many times, in fact, that I’ve lost count. But that’s irrelevant here. What is relevant, on the other hand, is that by now I have a pretty good idea of what to pack for our mid-winter break.
For instance, I always pack one of my ponchos. In my opinion, a poncho is a great option for outerwear: it goes with anything and it’s light as a feather (well, almost). In other words, it’s perfect for those cooler evenings.
As you know, I don’t have a special ‘travel wardrobe’; I simply wear more or less what I wear everyday. And in a relatively warm climate, this means maxi dresses, lightweight wide-leg trousers, and t-shirts.
However, our trips to Madeira (always in December) have also taught me to pack a few long-sleeved t-shirts or pullovers for the cooler evenings. And, as I noticed on our last trip, they also protect me from local wildlife, especially the blood-sucking kind…
Seriously, if there’s something like catnip for mosquitos, I’m it. If I show even a tiny bit of skin after sunset, they take it as a free-for-all, all-you-can-eat-buffet, and invite all their friends and family to join in on the fun, too. So, every evening was like a training camp for the mosquito swatting contest! (It’s actually a real thing, look it up.)
OK, moving on…
When it comes to accessories, less is more. Shoes and bags are often the heaviest and bulkiest items in the suitcase, so I don’t want to pack too many of these. In my opinion, one pair (or two, maximum) of good walking shoes is enough, and a dressier pair for more festive occasions.
And bags… Well, on holiday I like to travel light, so a small cross-body bag is the most comfortable option.
poncho: Marja Kurki / t-shirt: EDC / trousers: Ril’s (old) /
shoes: Fila / bag: Marc Jacobs (old) / sunglasses: Woobs
What are your travel wardrobe essentials?
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