Getting away for a sun holiday during the winter could be just what you need to beat the wintertime blues. But before you head off on the adventure of a lifetime and for some much-needed respite, check out the five accessories below that you should not forget to pack.
A Good Stylish Pair of Sunglasses
While you may forget to don your sunglasses at home because the sun sets so early in the day and it may even be gloomy as the rain and snow falls, you should remember to pack a good pair of stylish sunglasses if you’re planning on heading off for a winter sun holiday. Ray Ban sunglasses, for example, are a great choice, though there are many other designer brands to choose from. The key is to find a pair that not only looks good but also provides broad-spectrum protection from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays, as this is what will protect your eyes.
A Swimsuit for Your Body Type
Navigating the swimsuit section at your favourite store can be daunting, but the best way to make the process easier is by knowing your body type. Different swimsuit styles are designed for different body types, so you can quickly narrow down your choices by simply knowing what styles will work best on your body. For example, if you have an hourglass figure, stick with a top that provides hidden support and a bottom that’s low-cut and will emphasise your small waist. Also, if you have a larger bust, stick with halter-tops, but if you have a smaller bust, you can go with a bandeau. Once you find the right style, be sure to pack at least two swimsuits.
Beach and Pool Essentials
Most people who head off for sun holidays are ready to lounge lazily by the pool or on the sand. This requires certain accessories, though, that you shouldn’t forget to pack. First off, bring along a beach bag that will allow you to easily carry everything you need with you, including your towels, sunscreen, lip balm with SPF, insect repellent, and perhaps a water bottle and reading materials or mp3 player.
Shoes for Day and Night
Sure, you may want to just wear your flip-flops during your sun holiday so you can really relax your feet and get out of those boots that you’re probably tired of wearing by now. But don’t forget to also bring along a pair of shoes for an exciting night out on the town. Wedge heels are great for women who want to keep things sophisticated and tropical (plus, they’re easier to walk in than stiletto heels).
A Light Jacket
One item that’s often forgotten by travellers heading off for a winter sun holiday is a light jacket. No matter where you are headed, it’s a good idea to bring this along because, even in the most tropical environments, the night can bring along colder conditions that can become uncomfortable if you are still wearing clothes that are appropriate for hot temperatures.