The countdown to my Thailand trip has officially begun! For a place I have never been too before, I’m really looking forward too immersing myself in the culture and seeing the true beauty of what the islands have to offer. For the majority of our time there we will be joining Contiki, travelling around a handful of different islands on the East Island Hopper Tour, with the rest of the trip still to be confirmed!
As we’ll be hopping from island to island the aim is to keep packing to a minimum. With 6 weeks until it begins, I thought it was about time that I started to sort out what I will be taking with me, what I need to still buy and what can be left behind.
I’ve decided to start stocking up on a few cheap basics, such as basic tees and lightweight shorts, rather than worry about ruining any of the clothes I’ve paid a lot for. As we won’t be staying in one particular place for too long, I’m going to pack for comfort and convenience.
With that in mind, my latest Wishlist post is dedicated to a few items I hope to add to my wardrobe before I go:
Topman Washed Red Paisley Bandana £5 | Topman Black Herringbone Snapback Cap £12 | ASOS Selected Sweat Shorts in Grey & Black (on sale £14) | Thrasher Flame Logo Pullover Hoodie £58.95 | Aesop Petitgrain Reviving Body Gel £25 | Aesop Protective Body Lotion SPF50 £27 | Nike Sock Dart Wolf Grey £105
The first thing I need is more shorts. The lightweight jersey shorts from ASOS are great. Not only will they take up hardly any room in my luggage, they also look like they’ll be perfect for the hot climate. As the material is so light, hopefully they will keep me cool, and at £14 in the sale, a real bargain.
Whilst I like to stay cool, I would prefer to be too hot then cold anyway. As I’m not too sure how much the temperature drops at night, or how air-conditioned places may be, I’m going to make sure I pack at least one hoodie with me. I’ve been a big fan of the Thrasher brand for some time now and the Flame Logo Pullover is at the top of my wish list, despite being one of the more pricier items on there. With vintage rock band logos creeping there way back onto the high streets over the past few months, the flame logo on the hoodie seems quite relevant this summer.
Finally, in terms of comfort, a comfy pair of trainer/sneakers is a must. While deciding which couple of pairs to take with me is already a hard enough task, I really like the colour of these latest Sock Darts from Nike, so they might be making their way into my collection before I go.
What’s currently on your wishlist?