I love your blog and have been reading it for a quite a while now, I love receiving my emails with your latest posts with tips and tricks.
I have a question which I thought might be interesting on your blog as we come into the Xmas holiday season, it relates to what to pack on a cruise, but may be relevant to people who are holidaying over the silly season!
I am going on a 2 week Xmas cruise at the end of the year and struggling with what to pack. I love your idea of capsule wardrobes and now use it for all my travels but for the cruise I seem to need so many different types of clothes.
Clothes/shoes suitable for sightseeing at our destinations
Clothes for relaxing around the pool/boat
3 outfits + shoes for formal nights
and smart clothes for dinner each evening.
Any advice on where to start would be most appreciated.
Firstly, you will need a couple of ‘evening’ gowns, most cruises do have a night-time dress code that often includes a formal night or two. Then you may dressier dinners the rest of the time. For this I’ve chosen to work with two patterned skirts with colours that relate to each other. I think two ‘formal’ outfits is enough, people remember much less about what you were wearing the other day than you do!
Following up on my post on how to style a patterned skirt 9 ways, which is ideal for travel, you can see that I’ve taken the colours in both the skirts and used them in tops, some more formal, some more casual which can be worn with both skirts to dress up or down, plus the tops can also be worn with the shorts for sightseeing or for the more casual elements of the cruise.
You will need shoes you can walk around the ship in, plus shoes for sightseeing which are comfy. I didn’t include your swimmers, but you’ll need these for the pool! You may want to take a sarong as a cover up and don’t forget to pack a sun hat!
I’ve included a couple of shrugs in case it’s cool in the evenings, and a dressier shoe that goes with each of the outfits.
This capsule will make you an easy 24 outfits – which is more than enough for a 2 week holiday!
Have you been cruising? What do you recommend as your essentials?