What to Pack for Havana, Cuba – Packing Light

What to Pack for Havana Cuba Packing Light List #packinglist #packinglight #travellight #travel #livelovesara

Aerosmith T-shirt • Hot Topic | Red Tie Shirt • H&M | Black Off Shoulder Shirt • H&M | White Blouse • H&M | Kimono • Zara | Long Grey Cardigan • H&M | Jeans • Madewell | Bathing Suit • Tart Collections (comes in solid black as well) | Black Dressy Shorts • H&M | Denim Shorts • Madewell | Yellow Sundress • Madewell | Black Embroidered Dress • Mango (comes in red too) | Polka Dot Scarf • Fefè | Black & White Scarf • Banana Republic | Hat • Roxy | Sunglasses • Guess | Black Sandals • Merell | Sneakers • Converse | Yellow + Blue Slip-ons • Sam Edelman | Woven Purse • Mango | Blue Crossbody • Rebecca Minkoff |

This weeks packing list request comes via Instagram. I was asked if I could put together some ideas for a one week trip to Cuba in the middle of June. I’ve never done Cuba before so I thought I would give it a shot. Cuba is tropical so it is warm all year-long so it has dry season and wet season. From May to October is the wet season, meaning that on any given day the sky can open and the heavens fall ;) During the summer months the days hit the 30’s (in celsius) and the air gets thick and humid. The wet season is also cyclone season so pay attention to the weather before you leave.

I’m going full colour with this list because I was inspired by o=pictures of Cuba. Like most of the Caribbean countries there aren’t a lot of wardrobe restrictions, so the best things to wear are dresses and/or skirts, tanks/camis/t-shirts. breezy blouses, and shorts (I added a pair of jeans for travel and if it gets colder). A sweater or denim jacket is a nice light cover in case you get chilly, a kimono is a statement piece that adds bold print, colour, and can easily be thrown over a dress, shorts, or a swimsuit. Scarves also make good swimsuit covers or shawls in a pinch (bring two swimsuits if you don’t want to risk putting on a wet one). And don’t forget a hat and suntan lotion. The tropical sun in no joke. Seriously though, it’s intense.

There is so much to see and do in Cuba but also know that wifi isn’t as accessible in Cuba as you are probably used to. They do have HotSpots all over the country but yo need to buy a prepaid ETECSA internet card so it can get pricey. If your hotel has a wifi hotspot you may have to buy the time through the hotel vs the card. For many this may seem like a dream to unplug for a week and relax, for others it may not. So it is best to research and plan it out so you don’t end up in a panic because you can’t access all your social media ;) So keep in mind, there is internet but it’s going to cost you.

Outfit Options will be in the next post.

A little mid week heads up is that Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale starts to today. Up to 40% off store wide until June 4th. Also, we are getting a Nordstrom soon and I am beyond excited to see what the hype is about.

NET-A-PORTER is having and up to 50% off sale.

And Barneys New York is having an up to 50% off sale for the family and home.

I wish I had a lot more disposable income ;)

Do you fall under the relax and unwind, or the panic and withdrawal side of having no access to wifi?

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2 Comments

  1. Crikey, this is a wonderfully festive, beautiful travel wardrobe, Sara. I love it! I hope your week is going well. Cheers, Ardith

    • I’ve been feeling more colour lately. I’m not sure why, but I have been getting inspired when I am shopping because the stores are so bright and colourful. I’m actually finding myself gravitating to brights and prints instead of my regular black + grey. I still love those though. Maybe my style is evolving ;)

      It’s a short week this week (Victoria Day Weekend) so it seems to be flying by. I hope you and the Mr. are doing well.

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