You’ve booked your summer getaway to a sun-drenched paradise, the time to make it onto that plane is nigh, and now all that’s left to do is the simple task of packing your suitcase.
From previous experience, we know that overpacking until our bags are ready to burst only leads to airport tantrums. Ever done the unthinkable of packing your passport underneath your piles of dresses, skirts and suncream? Yeah, so have we, and it’s not a pleasant experience.
To help keep your summer holiday wardrobe polished, and your head stress-free from less luggage, we’ve thought ahead and rounded up 6 fashion essentials for your next summer jaunt. These 8 items provide ultimate versatility, so you can mix and match outfits without having to haul your entire summer closet with you on your plane journey. Follow this guide to keep your travelling light and your wardrobe head-turn worthy. Less is more, after all.
1. A Maxi Dress
Nothing says easy, carefree living like a maxi dress, and it is the ultimate summer holiday essential in our books. So versatile and comfortable to wear, pack a couple in different shades and accessorise to your heart’s content to create outfit after outfit for your summer getaway.
Keep it simple with sandals for daytime, and for night-time, all you need is a swipe of red lippy, a pair of wedges and a waist-belt for a cool, classy look.
2. Sunny Shades
Don’t forget your Ray Bans on holiday! Ease the strength of the sun on your peepers with a pair of cat-eye shades, and avoid the unbearable thought of damage to your sunnies with a hard case. Pop into the bottom of your suitcase or carry-on luggage if you want to keep your cool in the airport.
3. Beach-Bound Swimwear
Of course, no summer suitcase is complete without a few swimwear options throw in. These days, there’s so many different options that go way beyond the simple bikini, such as the one-piece, the high-waisted bikini and the tankini. We think the classic bikini is the best option for travelling light, as a maximum of three is all you need. That way, you can mix and match and have spare room in your suitcase for all those beauty essentials!
4. Denim Shorts
So easy to pop on and off while lazing around the beach, denim shorts are one of our must-have items on holiday. Go for a coloured pair to add a bright splash to your summer outfits, or keep your ensemble classic-cool with a straight-up, denim blue pair.
5. Sandals, Sorted
Sandals are a must-have in your summer suitcase, and there’s no need to pack any more than two pairs for your getaway. Espadrilles are a pair-with-all option that will take you from beachside to dine-out style with minimal effort and maximum style.
6. A Cross-Body Bag
We get it. Cramming all your travel essentials into your tiny purse or clutch is not fun, and that’s where the cross-body bag comes in. Ticking the practical and the style boxes with ease, there’s so much to be said for a bag that keeps you hands-free and looking good. There’s so many gorgeous options to shop for, too – you’ll be spoilt for choice!