When it comes to holiday packing, efficiency and versatility are key. Refer to our tips below for a fail safe holiday wardrobe.
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Choose the right fabrics
If you’re heading to hot climates, choose fabrics that are going to keep you cool. That polyester dress might look great on the hanger, but put it on in 30 degree heat and we’d beg to differ. There’s no need to endure discomfort with a myriad of cotton or linen options available. The same applies to footwear, more often than not those heels you packed will be replaced by a flat sandal when it comes time for an evening out (a decision you’ll no doubt be grateful for after a cocktail or two). Unless they’re essential for your destination, save the stilettos for home and invest in a pair of statement sandals or espadrilles.
Chantilly Lace Scallop Hem Top / Padstow Stripe Stretch Shorts / Seersucker Stripe Skirt
Take a tonal colour palette
Summer is undoubtedly the season for bold colours but resist the urge to pack all your brights at once. Make the most of your suitcase space by picking pieces that will work well with multiple options; as a rule, each item should be able to be paired with at least two others. We’d recommend a base palette of neutrals (note: white is forever-chic) with a few punchy colours in the mix. Weave these into your everyday outfits to add a burst of interest or bring a couple of statement dresses for an instant outfit. Our choice? The Darcy dress in Cuban blue.
Darcy Crepe Dress / Chantilly Lace Scallop Hem Dress / Lara Linen Dress
Layer, layer, layer
A sunny climate doesn’t necessarily mean round the clock heat. Summer scarves are great for adding an extra light layer, and also double as a great way to protect shoulders from the sun during the day. A lightweight knit or go-with-everything jacket is useful for an evening outside or the odd cool day. You’ll also be thankful for them on the flight; wear your summer knitwear to travel in and not only stay warm but save space in your suitcase by wearing your bulkier items. Win win.
Lucia Lace Mix Bomber / Floral Scarf / Lola Lace Knit Cardigan
Last but not least…
Make sure you’re maximising your packing space. If you’re using a structured suitcase then line the edges with shoes and fold clothes flat. If a hold-all or soft bag is your luggage of choice then make sure to roll clothing. Either way make sure to leave a little space for those essential holiday purchases…