Here is my final travel wardrobe - well, almost! I had my clothes neatly laid out on the bed in the spare room, ready to pack, and took the photo of them that you can see below. I then decided that I only needed one cardigan as I had several long-sleeved tops so I removed the light one. I also realised that the stone trousers would show the dirt too easily so replaced them with a navy striped pair. I had already decided to take my navy trench-coat, which I carried onto the plane, ready to put it on as soon as we landed in Newcastle. Yes, the forecast for northern England and Scotland was a lot cooler than here in Spain, so I was planning to wear several layers to keep warm.
I eventually packed eight tops, one cardigan and four bottoms to cover my twelve day holiday. I had the luxury of a case in the hold, as I also had to pack the dress and jacket that I was going to wear to my niece's wedding. The next photo shows my wedding outfit, which wasn't exactly practical for a sight-seeing holiday in Scotland! As you can see it was a lovely day, so we decided to stroll beside the deer park before the evening festivities began.
The white shoes that I wore for the wedding were, not surprisingly, only worn for the one day. I had trainers for going on long walks, a pair of green shoes that I wore in the day-time when we were sight-seeing and some navy shoes to wear when we went out for dinner at night. I also packed a lightweight (and crush-proof!) jacket that was destined to be my top layer - and several scarves, which helped to brighten up my navy trench-coat when I wore it in the evening.
If I had just been going on holiday, and hadn't had a family wedding to attend, I would probably have travelled lighter. Having said that, as we stayed in five different hotels and B&Bs, I only managed to wash a couple of tops and underwear in one location, drying them on a radiator in our hotel when we went out for dinner.
How many clothes do you take on holiday? Do you wear them all (I did!) and do they cover all eventualities? The one item that I wore the most on my holiday was my pair of navy jeans - now there's a surprise!