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The Art of Packing

I don’t know about you but as much as I look forward to going on holiday the run up to it can be so busy trying to ensure that everything on the To Do list is ticked off, by the time it comes to packing my own bag, outfit planning is often the last thing I want to think about. This is where a Hope wardrobe really can come to the rescue, the basis of which is the Foundation collection and is just perfect for travelling.

This is something many of our customers are endorsing and is very nicely summed up by Mary, who shared a recent experience with us;


“On a recent trip away I took all of them (foundation) together with the ankle grazers, silk shirts, silk pop ons, slip dress, foundation skirts and sleeveless tops, and the boiled wool waistcoat - my suitcase was tiny, everything went with everything else and I felt comfortable as well as looking good. The bodies are so comfortable, they wash easy (in a hotel sink) and dry in next to no time - I would honestly buy them in every colour you produced!”

The Foundation pieces are easy care, (read as easy to wash, dry within a couple of hours and no ironing required) so can be worn several times on one trip.

The unique ‘Sensitive Eco System’ fabric provides an amazing body moisture system which allows air to circulate between the fibres making it cooler and more hygienic, even on hot days!

The 28% Lyrca content gives great comfort, support and freedom of movement, just what you want when you’re on holiday.

It’s easy to see why the Foundation pieces can provide the basis of your holiday packing, with just 7 pieces plus other styles to layer over you can create an outfit for every holiday occasion, we call it Hope Holiday Maths!

14 Pieces = Endless outfit combinations!

 


 

My Holiday Capsule Wardrobe

7
Foundation Pieces:

white-foundation-vest-frontFoundation Vest - White fi3170_hope_54Foundation Bandeau - Navy fi3170_hope_42Foundation Cap Sleeve Dress - Coral fi3170_hope_30Foundation Cap Sleeve Top - Black
fi2990_hope28108Foundation Tube Skirt - Navy fi2776_hope21463Foundation Tube Skirt - Black black-foundation-slip-frontFoundation Slip Dress -Black

4
Tops:

fi3170_hope_56The Chiffon Shrug - Navy fi3170_hope_64Silk Pop on Top - Beach Print fi3100_oat-knit-frontDeep Vee Lightweight Knit - Oyster fi2417_hope_a_110Silk Pop on Top - Sunset Print

1
Bottom:

fi2429_hope_09Cotton Stretch Ankle Grazer - Chalk

2
Scarves:

fi3100_white-scarfStripe Italian Linen Wrap - White fi3100_red-scarfOpen Weave Wrap - Coral

 

Here are some of my favourite outfits and occasions when I might wear them. Hope holiday outfit planning really can make packing easier:


 

In-Flight Style

white-vest-ankle-grazer-oyster-knit-coral-scarf

1

• Foundation Vest - White
• Ankle Grazer - Chalk
• Deep Vee Knit - Oyster
• Open Weave Wrap - Coral

vee-top-tube-skirt-long-white-scarf

2

• Foundation Cap Sleeve Top - Black
• Foundation Tube Skirt - Black
• Stripe Linen Wrap - White

vee-neck-ankle-grazer-oyster-knit

3

• Foundation Cap Sleeve Top - Black
• Ankle Grazer - Chalk
• Deep Vee Knit - Oyster
• Stripe Linen Wrap - White

 


 

On the Beach

black-tube-skirt-white-scarf

1

• Foundation Tube Skirt - Black (worn as a dress)
• Stripe Linen Wrap - White

bandeau-coral-scarf-as-sarong

2

• Foundation Bandeau - Navy
• Open Weave Wrap - Coral

tube-skirt-coral-scarf

3

• Foundation Tube Skirt - Navy (worn as a dress)
• Open Weave Wrap - Coral

white-vest-coral-scarf-as-sarong

4

• Foundation Vest - White
• Open Weave Wrap - Coral
• Open Weave Wrap - Coral

slip-dress-coral-scarf-as-sarong

5

• Foundation Slip Dress - Black
• Stripe Linen Wrap - White

slip-dress-white-scarf-as-sarong

6

• Foundation Slip Dress - Black
• Open Weave Wrap - Coral

 


 

Holiday Cocktails

bandeau-tube-skirt-beach-top

1

• Foundation Bandeau - Navy
• Foundation Tube Skirt - Navy
• Silk Pop on Top - Beach Print

coral-dress-sunset-top

2

• Foundation Cap Sleeve Dress - Coral
• Silk Pop on Top - Sunset Print

coral-dress-navy-shrug

3

• Foundation Cap Sleeve Dress - Coral
• Chiffon Shrug - Navy

bandeau-ankle-grazer-navy-shrug

4

• Foundation Bandeau - Navy
• Ankle Grazer - Chalk
• Chiffon Shrug - Navy

bandeau-tube-skirt

5

• Foundation Bandeau - Navy
• Foundation Tube Skirt - Navy

white-vest-ankle-grazer-beach-top

6

• Foundation Vest - White
• Ankle Grazer - Chalk
• Silk Pop on Top - Beach Print


 

Sight Seeing

slip-dress-oyster-knit

1

• Foundation Slip Dress - Black
• Deep Vee Knit - Oyster

vee-top-ankle-grazer

2

• Foundation Cap Sleeve Top - Black
• Ankle Grazer - Chalk

vee-top-tube-skirt-coral-scarf

3

• Foundation Cap Sleeve Top - Black
• Foundation Tube Skirt - Black
• Open Weave Wrap - Coral

slip-dress-white-scarf

4

• Foundation Slip Dress - Black
• Stripe Linen Wrap - White

bandeau-ankle-grazer-coral-scarf

5

• Foundation Bandeau - Navy
• Ankle Grazer - Chalk
• Open Weave Wrap - Coral

coral-dress

6

• Foundation Cap Sleeve Dress - Coral


 

Watch this space – in mid June we will have some new styles launching which will make perfect additions to your holiday wardrobe.

Happy weekend everyone!

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6 thoughts on “The Art of Packing”

  • So useful.i always get it wrong and this will be great to refer too. Will get it right this year. !! Many thanks

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    • Morning Jane, delighted you have found the blog helpful, the pieces selected are easy to care for whilst you're away so minimum maintenance required. Hope you have a fabulous holiday wherever you are off to, Nayna X

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  • Judith Brothwell 27th May 2017 at 4:59 am

    Really helpful post. It is always a challenge to get choice of the items right, particularly if packing last minute as I often do. This blog will be a useful reference for me. Thank you.

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    • Hi Judith, Delighted it has been useful, I suspect I will refer to it myself in a couple of weeks, just as a reminder! Enjoy the weekend, Nayna X

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  • So tempting but it worries me that the fabrics are not natural - I find I get very hot and sticky in synthetic fabrics, especially when they're clingy. So this could be tricky in warm weather on holiday. Do you have any foundation garments in cotton?

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    • Hello Irene, I completely understand your reservations about the composition of the foundation pieces. That is exactly why the fabric is so clever, the open honeycomb construction of the fabric allows air to circulate between the fibres and its breathable qualities make it cooler and more hygienic. Over the last few days when it's been very warm I've worn foundation every day, be it a body, slip or vest and they are honestly very comfortable, I will email you separately with an idea, Nayna X

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