Summer isn’t far off, which means you may be planning your next holiday in the sun. It doesn’t matter if you’re staying in the UK or jumping on a plane and heading to sunnier climates, as you need the same things in your suitcase.
Whether your idea of a holiday is lounging by the pool or exploring the culture and history of your chosen destination, you want to look good and be comfortable. This means updating your holiday wardrobe to ensure it is practical and stylish.
To help you pack the right things, here are some of our must-haves for your holiday:
Sunglasses are a big must, as they not only look great, they also protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. This means it is a good idea to take two pairs with you – your main pair and a spare – wherever you go this summer.
While you need to find a pair of sunglasses that are comfortable and fit your face shape, you also want to be on-trend. This means you need a pair of modern cat eye sunglasses, to get the 60s vibe with round styles or go classic with some aviator-style shades.
Make sure whichever of the top trending sunglasses you choose will go with the rest of your wardrobe and you’ll look great no matter what.
If you’re planning on going swimming or just want to catch a tan with a cocktail in hand, you need the right swimwear in your suitcase.
It is a good idea to have a few bikinis or swimsuits at the ready, just so you can be sure you’ve got a clean and dry one for each day of your holiday. This will also mean you can wear several different styles throughout your trip.
Find your perfect swimwear with our great blog about on-trend bikinis here.
Your swimsuit isn’t the only thing you need for the beach, as you should also have some form of coverup to protect your skin from the sun and to serve as a light jacket throughout your holiday.
Floor-length chiffon jackets, patterned kimonos and other sheer and light options are ideal, as they look fab with swimwear and can also be teamed with your favourite summer shorts or dresses. This will help you take your style from beach to bar in no time.
When it comes to shoes, you can’t do better than a comfortable pair of wedges. They will look great with any summer outfit, meaning you only really need them and a pair of comfy flats, saving space in your suitcase.
Choose a pair at a height that you can deal with on a daily basis and that offer ankle support – strappy designs are a great choice. You should also keep them reasonably simple so they go with more outfits.
This means that your wedges will be perfect for beside the pool and when you go out to enjoy your resort’s nightlife.
The finishing touch for any outfit has to be your jewellery, and this is no different when it comes to packing for your summer holiday. You don’t want to take too much jewellery, but you definitely want options to help you create numerous looks.
This is why it is a good idea to have statement pieces at the ready, including earrings, necklaces, a ring and bracelets. You will be able to wear one statement piece or mix and match different items for a bolder look.
Jewellery that can be layered up – such as bangles and long necklaces – are also ideal, especially as they look great with swimwear to create an on-trend boho vibe. Something like our Vicenza Collection Yellow Gold Overlay and Sterling Silver Necklace would be a really versatile choice for your suitcase.
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