Holidays in the Sun this Winter: What to Pack *sp

So you all know I’m off on my holidays in less than 2 weeks (eeeeee!) but where I’m going the weather is even colder than it is here in the UK. Some of you seeking Winter sun this season may be interested in the below article brought to you by George at Asda

The weather in the UK may be a little drab and dreary but that doesn’t mean everywhere in the world is as miserable. In fact, there’s some superb last minute winter breaks to be had so that you can escape to somewhere a little warmer, if only for a week or two.
Once you have bagged a last minute deal, give some thought to what you’re going to pack. As with summer breaks, what you take with you is important if you want to stay cool and looking fabulous. From maxi dresses to bikinis and the all-important suncream, here’s a basic list of essentials that you’ll need for your winter break in the sun.


Picture it now…you’re lying next to the pool, sunning yourself on a lounger. If you’re going to bare any skin so that you can bronze your bod, or you’re planning on taking a dip in the pool, you’re going to need some swimwear. Take a couple of options so that you have an alternative when one is drying. Opt for swimwear that you feel most comfortable in – whether that’s a bikini, one-piece or tankini – swimwear is an absolute holiday must.


Whether you treat yourself to one of the maxi dresses from George at ASDA which you can accessorise for evening wear or sling on over a bikini to cover up on the beach, or you want to take a skater dress or body con number to look chic on the bar strip in your chosen resort, dresses are a superb piece of holiday wear that can make or break an outfit.
Toiletries . While onsite shops and minimarkets will inevitably stock things that you may forget, you will often find that they cost considerably more than they would back home. Pack your toiletries into your suitcase and take them with you, opting for small bottles where possible. You can buy many travel essentials in supermarkets anyway, or can use empty plastic bottles to transfer what you already have in your bathroom. Don’t forget the suncream, either – just because you’re travelling in the winter doesn’t mean you won’t need it!


If you’re accustomed to holidaying abroad, you’ll know that shoes can take up a great deal of space in your suitcase. Try and economise on how many pairs you take so that you’re not taking up all the room and maxing out your luggage allowance. Opt for pairs that can be worn with various outfits, and pack some versatile flats, such as flip flops or sandals too.

Be sensible about what you pack. Some lightweight tops and shorts or skirts will be all you need for the daytime. After all, unless you’re heading off on an excursion, you’ll be in your swimwear for the majority of your trip! Be aware of your luggage limits and pack sensibly – chances are, you won’t need every piece of summer clothing you own. Don’t forget to pack a few bits for entertainment too – an mp3 player, a couple of books or a Kindle and some travel games would be ideal!

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  1. Alice
    14 January, 2014 / 11:12 pm

    Colder than here and you need a bikini?! :O
    alicekatex ♥

    • missbudgetbeauty
      15 January, 2014 / 7:36 pm

      haha no.. the picture is from my Vegas packing 2 years ago

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