What to wear in Thailand
If you can trust anyone to be escaping the winter months and spending another Christmas basking in the sun, you can guarantee it will be us…And us it was! We decided to jet off to Thailand for Christmas and New Years swapping the snow for the sun, the sofa for the beach and the indulgent roast dinner for delicious Thai currys. Nom, nom, nom!
Now, if you’re looking for recommendations of where to stay and where to go in Thailand, I’m not sure this blog post will be highly appropriate for you. We didn’t venture too far out of Phuket (aside Krabi) as we have a house out there, in a southerly point called Rawai, that my dad built 6 years ago. However, I will highlight some of the other places we visited and stayed at. (Worth mentioning if you are heading out there any time soon!)
Instead, this blog post, I hope, is well suited for you sun loving babies( like us) that will jump at any opportunity to escape the winter months and are in need of a bit of wardrobe inspiration when hitting hotter, even humid, climates at this time of year.
Below all of our images we’ve listed where everything is from with links to where you can buy them.
So for those of you that have been to Thailand at Christmas you’ll know, you’re usually guaranteed hot weather, it can also be quite humid and a few downpours here and there, they aren’t known to last long at all though. With this in mind, it can be more than common to OVER PACK, which from experience, is a big mistake. In fact I think the whole fifteen days, I wore my flip flops and sandals thirteen out of those whole days along with bikinis and throw overs. Those being my main staples.
If you’re heading to Thailand for a two week holiday over Christmas I would limit your suitcase to the following items (bare in mind, some of the outfits we are wearing in these photos, were purely to get good content in some of the outfits- They weren’t necessarily essential items if you’re trying to pack light! Ie the two piece outfits) : Flip flops, sandals, 3-5 bikinis/ beach wraps / throw-overs / sunnies/ sun hat / denim shorts / a couple of T’s / a Jacket or blazer / a couple of shirts / skirts and that is probably all you need!
Mangosteen Resort & Spa - After a very fun and hectic new years eve, we checked ourselves in for a few days of pampering and relaxation at the Mangosteen resort and spa. Just ten minutes from our house in Rawai.
We each had a little wooden villa in the middle of the jungle with sea views, each one was so adorable. In those few days, we indulged in a very healthy vegan menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Treated ourselves to full body Thai massages, body wraps, Spa sessions and really took the time to unwind.
It is a definite must if you’re in Phuket and looking for a few days to chill out!
After a few days in Phuket we went to visit my brother, sister in law and Neice who had rented a beautiful villa in Krabi. This is it here, for those looking for a nice villa stay whilst there.
Krabi is a lot less busy, polluted and generally a lot more green and almost jungle-like than where we were in Phuket. We stayed for a week spending Christmas there too, which was very un-christmassy, to say the least, but also amazing. Sipping on a beer and floating in the pool on Christmas day and hiring Thai chefs who came over and cooked us a delicious Thai feast for dinner!
If you’re in Krabi, be sure to rent one of the boats at the beach for a day and have a tour of the neighbouring islands. They are beautiful, Coral Island, in particular, as you approach it, looks like a scene from Jurassic park, with its backdrop of sheer cliffs and huge hanging palm trees.
Shop the look:
Purple Two Piece | Topshop
White Floral Two Piece | Maje
Sunnies | Chloe
Sunnies | Ray Ban
Lilac Bikini | Cante Lisboa
Brown Hat | Lack Of Colours
Marble print Swimsuit | Marysia
Grey & White swimsuit |Marysia
Grey & White Tie Up Bikini | Marysia
Grey & White Frill Bikini | Marysia
Purple Wrap around | Cloe Cassandro
Green Dress | Cloe Cassandro
Gold Hoops | Astrid & Miyu
Gold Pendant | Missoma
Gold necklace | Daisy Jewellery
Cream Silk Shirt | Radice Sleep
Leopard Print Bikini Top | HnM
Leopard Print Bikini Bottoms | HnM
Red Dress | Rouje
White Skirt | Bec & Bridge
Beige Loafers | Manebi
Pink swimsuit | Marysia (similar)
Purple Bikini | Holiday Romance Store
White Shirt | Berta Cabestany
White Two piece | Berta Cabestany