When it comes to going on holiday, you either love to pack your bag, or it is your worst nightmare. Many of us find ourselves packing and repacking our bags again and again in fear that we have forgotten something, have packed too much or even too little. And that’s not to mention making sure you’ve packed for the right weather, activities and destination. So, it can be a bit daunting if you have found yourself getting ready to go on a staycation, something that is new to a lot of us.
A staycation is a holiday spent in your home country, as opposed to going abroad, and it is something that many of us have gotten on board with since lockdown. As the rules begin to ease, we’re all in desperate need for an escape and feeling more comfortable about travelling to different parts of the country. Now that you’ve decided that a staycation is what you need, you are probably floundering over what to pack. But fear not, at Camille we have put together a detailed guide on what to pack for every kind of staycation, so you can rest assured that you’ll look and feel your best on your well-deserved break away.
Packing for a Lodge Getaway
A popular choice for both couples and getaways with friends, a long weekend in a lodge is the perfect way to recharge your batteries and get plenty of relaxation away from home. No matter where the location of your chosen lodge, the basics of what you should pack remain the same and the appeal of the majority of lodge breaks are the often included hot tubs on the property.
What to Wear in a Hot Tub?
If you have found yourself packing for a hot tub break, then you may be wondering if there are any kinds of tips or rules of thumb for your stay. Fortunately, we have all of the information you could need to get ready for your staycation in a lodge and make sure you look and feel your very best.
Firstly, it’s important to make sure that you pack a swimsuit that is reserved just for nights in the hot tub. If you also have plans to visit the seaside or a lake, you shouldn’t be wearing the same swimsuit in the hot tub. This is important because your swimsuit may bring with it extra minerals or biological agents from the sea or lake that you don’t want to bring into the hot water. These will compromise the quality of your water and could even make you feel ill, the last thing you want on your relaxing break. So, it is good practice to make sure you bring spare swimming costumes along with you.
Which Swimsuit Style is Best for My Body?
If you’re more worried about what to wear in a hot tub because of your body confidence, then we have some advice for you. At Camille, we believe that every body is a bikini body, and you shouldn’t feel nervous about what you ‘shouldn’t’ wear in the water. But if you do need a little bit of guidance to help you find a starting point, then follow our tips to ensure you still feel comfortable in your own skin.
- Mix and Match Your Costume
If you have a pear shape, with delicate shoulders and a curvier hip, then we recommend that you mix and match your two-piece set to accentuate your gorgeous shape. Choosing a plain bottom with a colourful or patterned top will emphasise your natural bust and add a visual balance for a sensual style.
- High-Waisted Options
If you have a fuller bust and midriff, not to mention those enviable legs, why not consider a high-waisted style? Choose a pair of high-waisted bottoms that end in-line with or just above the belly-button to enhance your flattering curves. To highlight your waist, choose a swimsuit with ruching or skirt detailing.
- Choose Something Bold
Have fun playing around with bold colours and patterns for a look that you will truly feel amazing in. Whether you’re stepping out of your comfort zone with something fun and bright, or you’re already a lover of the bold and beautiful, a gorgeous swimsuit will boost your confidence and make you stand proud.
We are pleased to offer a range of swimwear options that are cut to flatter and will make you want to flaunt your figure. Swimsuits in our collection include flattering skirted pieces that accentuate the waist and are perfect for a dip in the hot tub.
Camping, Tents and the Great Outdoors
If your staycation is taking you somewhere a little bit more rural, but no less fun, then you might find yourself camping out this holiday. Camping is a great choice that everyone can get involved with and have fun doing, but if you’re not a seasoned camper, you may be lost for what to pack.
Making sure you have appropriate nightwear for camping out is a must. Whether you’re inside a tent or even braving it under the stars, it can get very chilly on a night, and you should make sure you’re ready to spring to action – just in case!
So, take the silky sets and short chemises out of your bag and think about what to take with you. We recommend full pyjama sets which will keep you fully covered and warm in your sleeping bag. Finish the ensemble with a thick pair of bed socks that will protect your toes – after all, this is where most of our body heat escapes.
For even more warmth and comfort, you could take a full onesie that is guaranteed to keep you toasty and comfortable, whether it be day or night. As you stumble out of your tent in the morning, you can relax in a camp chair with a hot cup of coffee or tea and take some time to appreciate your surroundings in total comfort. Plus, women’s onesies can be layered over short pyjama sets and tank tops, so even if you do get too hot, you can quickly and easily remove or add layers to suit the season and destination.
You should also think about taking plenty of loungewear options for your camping trip. Having something comfortable to throw on after a long trek or activity will give you the comfort you would usually feel after spending all day outside and finally coming indoors. Plus, loungewear is perfect for late afternoons where you’re not ready to put on your pyjamas and are still relaxing with friends and family around a campfire.
Essentials for a Family Staycation
Finally, another hugely popular staycation break is a family holiday full of activities and adventures both you and the little ones can enjoy. Whether you’re staying at a holiday park that offers many of its activities, or you want to go and hunt down your adventures, making sure you have the proper clothing is a must!
Chasing after the kids can be pretty tiring anyway, but combining that with different activities and the excitement of being on holiday can mean even more energy is needed. For a staycation like this, we recommend that you pack plenty of activewear ready for your break. There’s a good chance you might find yourself cycling, flying down a zip line and playing a whole range of games that require you to be agile and comfortable. Having a selection of activewear will make sure you’re prepared for all the fun ready to be had on your staycation.
At Camille, we merge fashion and practicality to create stylish activewear pieces that are built to last. Crafted with the finest quality materials, you can feel free to move in pieces from our extensive collection and have the confidence to match with sleek silhouettes and colours. Start with a basic mix of sports bras, leggings and vest tops and build your collection with plenty of mix and match pieces before your break.
Enjoy Your Staycation!
Now that you have all of our best tips for what to pack for your staycation, the only thing left to do is get excited about your break away, knowing that you’re all set! Don’t forget to explore our collection of activewear, nightwear and swimwear, for everything you could need for every part of your holiday. Plus, if you want to treat yourself before the trip, then taking new underwear with you is a simple way to make the occasion even more special. Shop our full lingerie collection available now for more ways to make your break even more exciting.