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Now, I like to get the most out of my wardrobe on holiday for two main reasons: to minimise how much I pack (pesky weight restrictions) and how much I have to wash on my return and with that in mind I’m an big fan of Night to Day wear…yes that’s the right way around for me…it’s one of my travel saviours.
I’ve yet to master the effortless day to night trick that I read about in the glossies. I’d be more likely to be sporting the flat haired, sandy toed look! However I’m quite good at the reverse trick as I mainly wear things on a night which (unless I’ve boogied hard and got them all sweaty!) I can wear another day when out and about. Some of you may already apply this method, but for those who don’t its very practical.
That doesn’t mean to say you’ll find me on the beach in a ball gown following a cruise formal night!
Here’s some examples:
I’m a big fan of the shift dress as the shape is flattering and I find they are less likely to cling in the daytime heat. Also choose fabrics which are less likely to crease and you’re good to go. Opt for dresses which will work equally well with luxe accessories for the evening and more casual options for daytime. Of course this applies to all clothes.
Shown here, I had travelled in the red trousers which were perfectly clean and ideal for the following days sightseeing.
My husband takes the same approach as you can see.
What about sunscreen I here you say. I’ve personally had no problems with sunscreen on my daytime clothes (I don’t use any tan enhancing types) however, it does pay to be aware that all sunscreens are different. If you have a particular favourite or expensive item of clothing and you’re worried about wearing it with sunscreen, then you’d have to perhaps exercise caution depending on your chosen sunscreen.
So, the overall benefit is that when you inevitably have go come home, you won’t have as many clothes to wash and because you’ve packed lighter in the first place, there’s more room for your holiday souvenirs!
Now, what if you could reduce your washing even further? and give yourself more time to catch up with family and friends/relax before returning to work.
Many of the Cruise Lines offer a fixed price deal for a laundry bag full of clothes (prices vary but are normally quite reasonable). It’s not as usual to find hotels offering this type of deal although many will offer laundry services for a cost.
Now this is actually quite a fun challenge and has seen us roll T-shirts to the size of cigars!! its amazing how much you can fit in a bag when you get creative. Our laundry bags usually resemble a ‘punch bag’ when we’re finished, but hey, if its in then they’ll wash it (ironing is not always included). This is great if you are leaving the cruise for a ‘Stay’ afterwards or just to bring clean clothes home and save on your washing.
I hope you’ve found this post useful. If you have a favourite Night to Day outfit, I’d love to hear about it.
Oh! and if you ever see a woman in her ballgown on the beach…it could be me and means I ran out of clean clothes!
Thanks for reading. Bye for now.