The sun shining has definitely got us wanting to book a holiday – palm trees, a sun lounger and a cold drink served in a coconut is not too much to ask, is it?
Whether it’s Barbados or Brighton you’re heading to, we’ve picked out some stylish Summer essentials so you can look and feel a million bucks wherever you are.
Quality luggage is worth the investment and it’s even better when it’s cabin-friendly (because who wants to stare at that carousel for 40 minutes?!)
This charming Mulberry Scotchgrain case has a top handle, long strap and wheels so versatility is not a problem. With multiple compartments and a spacious interior, it’s perfect for a long weekend or even longer for a frugal packer!
If being able to swing your bag over your shoulder for a quick getaway is more your style then you should own the ultimate in designer holdalls. The Louis Vuitton Keepall’s have been an icon since the 1930’s and the Bandoulière’s come with a handy removable strap which means it can be carried on the shoulder, by hand or across body.
If you want to pack light, we think 4 pairs of shoes is a good number for a short break…(we’re being incredibly restrained here…) Choose 2 pairs of flats – ideal for wandering around in the day time, trying the local cuisine and seeing the sights and 2 pairs of heels for a bit of evening glam. We love the bright neon in these Sophia Webster PVC and leather pumps; great with maxi dresses or jeans and the Gina glittered mules are perfect for adding some sex appeal to an evening dress.
A pair of slides are a must have for Summer, easy to slip on around the pool but still chic enough to wear for a daytime cocktail, these Miu Miu embellished ones tick all the boxes. Finish your packing with a pair of Christian Louboutin pumps in an elegant dark nude (because apparently nude shoes make our legs look longer?) and you’re good to go!
Make the most of the sunshine and wear clothes that are bright and beautiful. There is no shortage of bold prints and cheerful patterns at G&T, choose from designers such as Chloe, DVF, Versace and much more.
Is there a brand better suited to Summer than Missoni? Their instantly recognisable knitted pieces in an array of colours are easily dressed up or down making them the ideal choice for holiday packing.
Luxury is in the details (as quoted from our blog here about how much we love accessorising) and a few small designer pieces are sometimes the finishing touch you need for an outfit. A silk scarf is so versatile and you don’t have to wear it like your nan does. Wear it on your head to keep humidity-hair at bay, wrap around the handles of your favourite bag or, if you choose an Hermès, wear it as a top (they are massive!) We love this Gucci one for its iconic horse bit design in feminine pastel colours.
Sunglasses are a must have for sunny days or when we need to hide a hangover and Ray-Ban Wayfarers are a timeless style that, we swear, suit everyone.
A practical and petite cross body bag like this Louis Vuitton Croisette means you can keep your essentials safe and not have to lug around a huge bag that’s going to leave you with a bad back or sore shoulders (we want to sight see in comfort!) and a sparkly clutch like this Escada one is perfect for evenings when you only need your phone and a lippy.