A lot of major airlines charge passengers for the amount of bags they take on holiday with them, meaning you’re forced to make a difficult decision. You either take everything you feel is essential and pay the extra charges, or you downsize your luggage and take the bare minimum to get by for the time you’re away.
Once you’ve been into The Co-operative Travel and booked your holiday, you should be excited not worrying about how much it’s all going to cost and whether you’re going to get charged for taking essentials away with you.
For many travelers going away is expensive enough as it is with new passports, clothes and essentials like sun lotion and bags to buy before you go out, and that’s on top of the hotel, flights and food while you’re there. You definitely don’t want to be paying any extra expenses if you can help it and that is why Susie Faux has become such a favourite among holidaymakers, particularly those who like to take plenty of luggage away with them.
Susie came up with the concept of what is known as a ‘capsule wardrobe’ in the 1970s. This idea was formed to help people who want to take their whole wardrobe everywhere they go, so they can always wear their favourite outfits. Although it’s impractical to carry so many luggage around with you, by taking a mixture of what are your ‘essential’ clothes, you can adapt them according to your situation.
This has proven to be a real hit with people of all ages, throwing an outfit together in a matter of seconds without having to route through all of your bags and the various drawers in the apartment, villa or hotel, meaning that if you decide to ditch the burger bar on the beach and want to head into town to a luxurious restaurant selling locally sourced foods and choose to dress up, you can and you know exactly where it all is.
The basic rule of thumb with your capsule wardrobe is ‘less is more’. If you’re going out buying all new clothes for your trip, look for high quality clothes that are going to last longer and that fit you now. Many people buy clothes with the aim of fitting into them ‘one day’, but getting clothes that fit you immediately and will help you look and feel good while away is going to help you have a better holiday.
Neutral colours are also a good idea as they never seem to go out of fashion. You can combine them with anything and wear them for formal and informal occasions.