Summer holiday packing – top 5

Summer holiday packing – top 5

Where is the sun? Not in the UK at the moment. But that doesn’t stop us dreaming.
Here are some eco / ethical outfits that we’ve put together in case the sun makes an appearance or if we’re lucky enough to go away.


  1. Minimalist mooching

This t-shirt from People Tree super soft and thick cotton. Small cat on there makes it a bit more characterful that a plain T. Slightly longer at the back too so hopefully less underwear flashing! The shorts are Patagonia and 100% organic cotton. A nice length, not too short shorts, so they could just about be worn in an office with a nice shirt. The shoes are my favourite splash of tropical from Veja.


2. Lunching / Presentable

On the off chance that there’s an opportunity for a nice lunch here’s one of my most comfortable outfits. The top is from Skunk Funk which I bought when visiting beautiful Bayonne. It’s made from Lyocell (eucalyptus fabric) and I love the cut of the v-neck. The trousers I made a while back using a patter from Sew Over It. The necklace is from Made jewellery and is handmade in Kenya.

3. Go with everything earrings

So light, fair trade earrings by Mirabelle

These earrings are super light so you barely know you’re wearing them. Simple, elegant – they go with everything. They’re by Mirabelle Jewellery ( and are fair trade and hand made. Apparently Kate Middleton wore some Mirabelle earrings once too.

4. Jumpsuit you can live in

It’s all about the zip. The zip on the front means that if you need to answer the call of nature – you don’t need to drag someone to the ladies with you to help you get out of, and then back in to, your jumpsuit. Very comfortable to wear in supersoft Lyocell. Works for lots of different climates, super easy to wear for a day of sightseeting or a night out for dinner.

Let us know your thoughts. What makes it into your Summer holiday top 5 packing list? We’re assuming you’ve got the essentials (passport, toothbrush etc).



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