Do you have items that are only for holidays? Maybe it's a phenomenon of me, or being British, but I do. These more frivolous items are tucked away under a bed for 11 months of the year. I have little need in UK suburbia for tankinis. We do have an outside lido near our home but I haven't been since the children grew up and I'm not one for swimwear in the garden. It would put the hens off laying!
I suppose the lack of opportunity to wear these floaty, flimsy or bright items leads me to overpack when we do go away. I grasp the chance to wear the rediscovered from under the bed and let out my inner Zandra Rhodes. Sadly she is subdued again as soon as I unpack back in blighty.
Here are the items I'm packing away this year for fear of neighbourly ridicule.
3 lots of swimwear (no need for and no figure for)
1 white shirt, you know the one (my cul de sac wouldn't understand the je ne sais quoi of said shirt )
2 white holiday evening dresses and 1
pinkish cotton maxi (too Costa Med for Sussex)
Sun hats (I'll wear my Barmah in the UK instead)
Gold Havianas (love them, why spoil them in UK muddy garden)
Yellow sundress (wouldn't even suit a trip to Brighton )
Items I may test at home, gingerly
Shorts (I'll see whether a heatwave brings a tide of shorts walking around the high street or sitting in pub gardens )
Harem trousers (currently fashionable)
Black knee length shorts (perhaps for pub meal)
Items that I will wear in the UK (if summer sticks around)
Less vibrant coloured maxi dresses i.e. grey and navy (always safe in the UK )
T shirts (ubiquitous )
Now your thoughts. A couple of questions. Do you have vacation only clothing, and how would you amend the list?