The suitcase guide: England

Building covered in autumnal vines.

Adam and I fly out this weekend for our wedding in England.  We’ll be away for four weeks and while we’re both excited about our big day, we’re also thrilled to be heading back to Worcestershire to see friends and family and just spend time in our ‘English home’.

I like to take my time when I’m packing for a lengthy holiday: writing out an initial packing list, then mulling over it and refining it, so I’ve made sure I’ve got everything I need.   Like previous trips, I always try and put together a mini capsule wardrobe – a small collection of good quality basics that I can mix and match easily…

Obviously it’s important to take into consideration what you’ll be doing on your holiday, what the weather will be like and whether you’ll have access to a laundry.

Apart from the wedding (which comes with its own special packing list!) we’ll be spending plenty of time hanging out with family at home, stopping by our favourite cafes and shops, visiting a few tourist attractions, heading out for cozy pub dinners and spending plenty of time out in the countryside on long rambles.

At this stage, the weather for the first week of our stay looks likely to be rainy, with cool nights and daytime temperatures hitting the low teens (5ºc – 11ºc).

We’re splitting our time between staying with family and being in a rented flat, and we’ll have access to a washing machine and dryer for the duration of our stay.

SHOES

BOTTOMS + DRESSES

  • Dark blue jeans
  • Black jeans
  • Burgundy shift dress

Flat lay of burgundy frill sleeve dress, dark blue jeans, black jeans.

KNITWEAR + TOPS

  • Thick wool jumper, cream
  • Merino tunic, navy
  • Merino tunic, light grey
  • Merino crewneck, light grey
  • Merino long-line cardigan, oatmeal
  • Brushed cotton check shirt, navy and burgundy
  • 2 x merino long sleeve t-shirts, black and blue
  • 2 x short sleeve cotton t-shirts, burgundy and white

Flat lay of knitwear in cream, navy and grey

Flat lay of burgundy and blue check shirt, white t-shirt, burgundy t-shirt

OUTERWEAR + LAYERING

  • Long-line puffy jacket, mid blue
  • Waterproof jacket, dark green
  • Beanie, light grey
  • Gloves, light grey
  • Thick loop scarf, dark grey
  • Merino buff, denim blue

I’m also planning on taking one set of gym clothes (yoga tights, singlet, fleece, sports socks), as well underwear (socks x 5, pants x 5, vests x 2, bras x 3, tights x 1) and one set of lounge wear for the evenings (pyjamas + cozy sweatshirt).

Have a wonderful weekend, it’s time for me to get packing! x

3 thoughts on “The suitcase guide: England

  1. Thanks for the packing tips as we are headed to South America for Christmas and New Years. I’m sure you will have a wonderful wedding. and you will be a beautiful bride. Can’t wait to see some pictures. Best wishes to you and Adam.

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