The dreary winter days are behind us, and the summer season has finally arrived.
If you're like most people, you're likely already thinking about your upcoming sunny holidays. To make the most of your time away, it's essential to get organised well in advance. Although packing can seem like a tedious task, taking a systematic approach can make all the difference.
Here are some tips and hacks to help you pack like a pro:
- Start early: Check your travel itinerary a week before your departure date. This gives you enough time to get anything you may need and wash what you already have.
- Pack outfits: Avoid overpacking by bringing complete outfits. This makes getting dressed on holiday a breeze.
- Less is more: Choose items that can serve multiple purposes, maybe you have a scarf that can double as a sarong to bring with?!
- Use packing cubes: These are a great way to keep everything organised and can be put straight in the drawers when you arrive at your destination and are a space saver too! For example, the Sustainable Travel & Living Company sells packing sets that include three packing cubes made completely from recycled materials.
By following these simple tips and hacks, you'll be packing like a pro in no time. Say goodbye to the days of haphazardly throwing clothes in a suitcase and hello to organised and stress-free packing!
What to pack
It’s not just about organisation though, it’s also about packing the right type of clothes for your Summer holiday. Most of us will be heading to a hot and humid destination in the Summer, most likely in Europe, so be sure to choose lightweight and breathable fabrics such as cotton, linen, or rayon. Of course, if you’re anything like us, you’ll be thinking about how you can stay environmentally friendly, even when packing.
We believe organic cotton clothing items are the ideal choice to bring with you on holiday to a hot destination for several reasons:
- Breathability: Unlike synthetic materials, organic cotton lets air circulate freely, keeping you cool and comfortable in hot, humid weather.
- Moisture Absorption: Organic cotton has excellent moisture-wicking properties, which means it can absorb sweat from your body and allow it to evaporate more easily, keeping you dry and comfortable.
- Softness and Comfort: Organic cotton is gentle on the skin and doesn't contain any harsh chemicals or irritants, making it a comfortable choice for extended wear.
- Sustainability: Organic cotton is grown without synthetic pesticides or GMOs, making it an environmentally friendly option that promotes healthier soil and water resources.
- Skin-Friendly: Organic cotton is hypoallergenic and less likely to cause skin irritation or allergic reactions than synthetic materials, making it a great option for those with sensitive skin.
Overall, this material offers a perfect blend of comfort, sustainability, and skin-friendly properties, making them the ideal choice for anyone looking to stay comfortable and environmentally conscious during their hot destination holiday. Plus, with our collection, you have a vast array of colours and prints to choose from!
Organic Cotton Tees
Needless to say, t-shirts are the most practical, comfortable and versatile clothing items that are perfect for hot destinations. They provide breathability, flexibility in styling, easy packing, easy washing and drying and are suitable for various activities, making them an essential item to include in your holiday wardrobe.
Organic Cotton Hoodies & Sweatshirts
While it may seem counterintuitive to bring a hoodie or sweatshirt to a hot destination, it’s actually something you should think about doing. Even in hot destinations, temperatures can drop unexpectedly, especially in the evenings or in air-conditioned spaces like hotels, restaurants, or transportation. Having a hoodie or sweatshirt can provide a layer of warmth when needed, ensuring you stay comfortable in varying temperatures. Plus, it functions as an extra layer to protect your skin from those hot sun rays!
We really hope this helps you choose the right items to pack!
Lots of love,
Cherchez La Femme team X