Make your style travel on the cheap
The British summer is here. Time for sun, sea and sand. Not that, Portsmouth manages to have a whole lot of sun sometimes.
Going abroad on holiday is never cheap, but friends and family are flying off to a variety of different places around the globe.
There are a number of different schools of thought on how to save dough when it comes to flying abroad.
For some, the best way is to sit and wait for the flights to first be announced at the beginning of the year. Others, the risk takers, are the people daring enough to rock up at the airport and get a last minute seat on a plane going anywhere.
In my obscure vision, they seem a lot like stocks and shares - no one really knows the best way. My holiday money-saving fixes are:
1. Luggage, or lack of.
When me and the other half travel abroad, as much as I moan about wanting to take a suitcase, packing clothes in hand luggage does save a good buck.
The key to this is very similar to having a capsule wardrobe.
Owning simple, effective and efficient clothing that can be paired with different peices to make great looks.
For example, 3 sets of shorts and 3 shirts go from 3 outfits into 9!
This holiday I just did that, packing just 3 simple sets of shorts and a number of tshirts.
3. A cheap holiday wardrobe
Primark has a great selection of cheap tshirts for holidays.
Great for the budget, and if you for whatever end up ruining them or losing one, it isn't going to be the end of the world.
What's even better is they come in a number of different colours and styles which make them flexible to the shorts you own. Even if shirts with names of cities you've never visited before does scream tourist!
For shorts, I did the same.
As repetitive as it might seem, I picked out the style of shorts I wanted and got them in 3 classic colours.
One pair in a summer stone colour, to contrast with darker prices.
Another in a chino style light brown which pair well with pretty much anything.
My last pair in a navy blue which contrast the lighter colours.
I'm not saying our carry-on luggage wasn't bursting at the brim, but this has lasted me all week with a different style.
If you have a better way of travelling for packing on a budget, or just like my post, let me know in the comments.