Rosypenguin's summer holiday packing guide

Rosypenguin's summer holiday packing guide

 Welcome to Rosypenguin's second blog post!

With the summer holidays just round the corner, we thought we'd put together a helpful little guide for all our lovely shoppers here at RosyPenguin! If you're anything like me, chronic overpacking is always a struggle when going away. I end up forgetting things I really need and bringing things I end up not even unpacking, and it's such a waste of space (and money!).

Since our lovely shop assistant Ellie has just returned from her holiday to Mallorca, she has been reflecting on what she would have done differently if she had planned ahead and has kindly offered to share these tips with us. One of the tips she has come across recently is the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 packing rule, which some of you may have already heard of. There are a couple of variations to this rule across different sources, and, of course, there is wiggle room depending on how long your trip is, your destination, and the time of year you're travelling. Essentially, this rule consists of limiting yourself to five tops; four bottoms; three dresses or rompers and three pairs of shoes; two swimsuits and two bags; and finally one hat, one watch, and one pair of sunglasses. According to Apartment Therapy, one blogger claims she was able to travel around Europe for three weeks by packing only these items. Another source offers an alternative for those of you who don't want to take dresses or rompers, suggesting five tops, four bottoms, three accessories, two shoes (a practical pair and a nice pair), and one swimsuit. 

Ellie has had a go at putting together a suitcase full of different RosyPenguin pieces to give you a few ideas. She has got us started with the InWear Dagna tank top, tigerlily sweatshirt, and Nugaia skirt in white, paired with the MSCH mirilla pants. To add to this following the 5, 4, 3, 2 1 rule (using the last variation as a guide, including your own swimsuit), we could go with a few more staples like the Saint Tropez tank topMSCH shell top, and the MSCH wrap top. For bottoms, something like the Nekane Emis wide leg and sawa trousers would work well with the tops we've already packed. For accessories, it might be nice to go with a nice pair of sunnies such as the Nuolive ones, a sunhat such as the Eb&Ive visor, and a nice pair of earrings to go with any outfit, like our gold hoops. For our two pairs of shoes, something like our classic Esska metallic trio as our 'nice' pair would work, and our classic Ella sandal in black works well as our 'practical' pair. 



Each of the sources suggests packing items with a similar colour palette, helping you to mix and match with ease. I think we have definitely achieved this in our selection! We should also be prepared, despite this trick, to do some laundry on longer trips away (unfortunately there's no getting around this sometimes, sorry!). 

Wherever you're off to this summer, we hope you enjoy. I'm off to Brighton next month and will definitely be using this trick to help me out.

Let the summer holiday season commence! 


Georgie x