Packing inspiration for your honeymoon

If you're planning the honeymoon of a lifetime then you'll also want a wardrobe to impress, with our feature providing perfect packing inspiration for beach and city post-wedding breaks.

Whether you’re jetting off to the Caribbean, or heading on a European city break, planning for your honeymoon wardrobe is the perfect excuse to hit the shops!

From vibrant swimwear and classy cover-ups, to chic dresses and essential shorts, our feature offers plenty of inspiration to help you get your packing sorted for your post-wedding getaway.

Beach breaks

Greek getaways, far-flung glittering Thai sands and Mexican shores, wherever you’re planning your beach honeymoon, it’s safe to say that you’ll want to pack to impress, both on and off the sun lounger. And make sure to take plenty of colourful accessories to take you from beach to bar in a flash.

Sassy swimwear

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Let’s face it, if you’re going on a beach break, you’ll definitely need a few swimwear options in your wardrobe arsenal.

Whether you’re partial to a stylish one-piece or a jazzy bikini, there are all manner of options on the high street that cater for every budget and body shape.

Stylish cover-ups

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While you’ll be spending lots of time in your swimwear, it also pays to have some lightweight kaftans to take to the beach or poolside with you.

Not only are they perfect for covering up when enjoying a midday snack at the pool bar, but they’re also useful for keeping your shoulders out of the hot afternoon sun.

Summer sandals

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When your days consist of wandering from the beach to the bar, you’ll definitely want a pair of sandals that are easy to slip on and off.

Choose a bright colour that will add a splash of fun to your outfit and opt for a simple style that will work equally well with a summer dress and a pair of denim shorts.

Denim cut-offs

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Whether you want to throw them over your bikini or dress them up for an evening at the beach bar, denim cut-offs are definitely a holiday essential.

With a range of styles ranging from tailored shorts to a more boho frayed look, shoppers can expect to find a host of different styles available on the high street.

City breaks

There’s something charmingly romantic about exploring a city with your new husband. Whatever season you’re planning a getaway, you’ll want to have lots of lightweight layers to cope with changing temperatures. Make sure to pack a city guide so you can find the best bars and restaurants to visit.

Flat shoes

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Walking tends to feature highly on city escapes so make sure you invest in some flat shoes that are both comfy and stylish to get you through a day’s exploring.

From fashion-forward trainers and brogues, to espadrilles and biker boots, there’s a style for every season. Just make sure you break them in before you head off, and pack plasters just in case!

A cross-body bag

Avoid lugging round a huge tote with you and treat yourself to a cross-body style where you can store all your essentials in one easy-to-reach bag which can also fit easily into cabin baggage.

From timeless leather styles that work for all seasons, to colourful embellished numbers that scream summer city breaks, there are all manner of styles that cover every budget under the sun.

A scarf

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Whether you’re going in winter or summer, a scarf is the ultimate staple accessory that should definitely feature in your city break packing. Not only can they double up as cosy throws during over-air-conditioned flights, they’re also great for banishing evening chills during spring and autumn escapes.

Bright patterned designs are perfect for jazzing up capsule wardrobes, while big cashmere-style scarves create a chic silhouette when teamed with a leather jacket.

A coat for all occasions

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If you only want to take one coat or jacket with you on your city break, think about something that will transition well from day to night, and isn’t too heavy to carry if you get too hot with all the sightseeing!

In spring and autumn, a trench is the perfect solution; a warm but lightweight pea coat is ideal for winter trips when teamed with layers; a leather jacket can work for all seasons; while a denim number is best for summer jaunts.

By Anna Marshall

© SoGlosWeddings
Friday 28 July 2017

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