I’ve got a good dose of those Friday vibes today – because tomorrow we are off on our next adventure to the Canary Islands! And this one is particularly exciting for three reasons – 1. Sunshine, 2. Ocean, 3. 20°C… I never thought I would hear myself saying that I was excited about a toasty high of 20°C. That’s almost a winters day at home in Australia! But being half way through my second European winter has definitely changed my perspective on what a warm day is. I can’t believe I am even packing swimmers. No promises on whether or not I will use them though!
Apart from having flights, accomodation and a hire car booked for our 7 day trip, continuing my new slow travel philosophy, we have nothing else planned. If you’re not sure what I mean by ‘slow travel’ I explain it all here for you. I wasn’t able to take much out of my current winter capsule wardrobe this time because winter in the Canary Islands is just a bit different to winter in Switzerland. However, I still found that my packing was much quicker thanks to all my capsule wardrobe practice lately.
This winter carry-on only wardrobe for Canary Islands is perfect for mild island weather. The forecast is 17-20°C and plenty of sunshine! Because lots of the pieces I am packing are small and light I was able to fit in more options than I have been able to for previous winter and autumn trips.
I’ve put together this carry-on only wardrobe for Canary Islands for an island getaway. We will be hiring a car and exploring the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. The activities we have in mind are lazing around on beautiful beaches, seeking out pretty nature spots and exploring cute little towns. Because the weather is sitting on the fence between hot and cold I’ve included lots of different pieces which can be mixed and matched to keep me warmer or cooler. I’ve also packed sneakers, activewear, swimmers, a raincoat and a hat for our outdoor exploring.
Clothes + Accessories Packing List
- Bobi Side Tie Tee (ON SALE)
- Free People Odyssey Tee (ON SALE)
- Tiger Lily Tunic (old, similar here and here)
- ASOS Striped Long Sleeve (ON SALE)
- Uniqlo Linen Shirt
- Free People Kai Henley Top (available in other colours)
- H&M Multi Sweater (old, similar here and here ON SALE)
- Cotton On Denim Jacket (old, similar here)
- One Teaspoon Freebird Skinny Jeans (old, similar here)
- Forever New Ripped Skinny Jeans (old, similar here)
- Seed Heritage Ruffle Skirt (old, similar here)
- One Teaspoon Bandits
- Uniqlo Raincoat (ON SALE)
- Oysho Tropical Swimmers (old, similar here)
- Oysho Pink Swimmers (old, similar here)
- Witchery Scarf (old, similar here)
- H&M Headband Scarf
- Lack of Color Boater Hat (ON SALE)
- Teva Fringe Trekking Sandals
- Lace-up Espadrilles (old, similar here)
- Gant Pink Sneakers
- Stronger Vietnam Bra and Tights
Other Items Packing List
- 1 x pyjamas
- 2 x socks
- Lip balm
- Journal + pen
- Noise cancelling headphones
- DLSR Camera and charger
- Phone charger
- Battery pack for charging on the go
- Universal adaptor
For full details on how and what I pack for my carry-on toiletries take a peek at this post.
Below I’ve put together the outfits I plan to wear over our seven day trip. I’m a fan of doing this before we leave. That way there is zero stress getting dressed each day. You can easily do the same by laying out your outfits and getting a photo of them on your phone to look back at. To make things even simpler you can even put them into a ‘travel outfits’ album so the photos don’t get lost amongst all the travel snaps you’ll be getting!
Have your tried packing a winter carry-on only wardrobe for Canary Islands and if so what are your carry-on essentials for a winter island getaway? I’d love to hear below.
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My tights and sports bra were kindly gifted by STRONGER, however all opinions are my own. I only ever recommend brands and things that I personally love!
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