As you may have noticed, holiday chat is on the increase in the office – and despite thinking you’ve got plenty of time to prepare, in reality sunshine season is due to kick off ASAP. Whether you’re long-hauling it to warmer climes, or off on a weekend beach break – we’ve come up with 10 things not to take-off without.
First up on the packing list – a swimming cossie or bikini. We’re really into one-pieces this season, and it was love at first sight with our Space Dye Swimsuit! The awesome print means you could easily wear it with high waisted bottoms whilst on a pre-beach exploration.
Secondly, to ensure your holiday insta-snaps are on point – you need a cool beach towel! Our Desert Floral Printed Towel is both bold and bright, plus the exotic pattern will disguise any sun lotion spillages…
Sunnies are an absolute MUST (not only because we’re all about preventing crow’s feet) but because they MAKE an outfit. If you’re anything like us though, be sure to pack a couple of pairs – especially when using multiple bags. Anyone else guilty of leaving them in their ‘other bag’? Or the CAR, arghhhh so annoying… Our Tortoiseshell Cat Eye Sunglasses are a current fave – we’re digging the retro shape and the classic pattern means they’re wearable with endless ensembles.
Continuing with the UV protection theme, if you’re headed somewhere hot – we recommend taking a hat! Luckily, our Straw Trilby is super ‘smooshable’ and won’t take up vital space in your case. The studded detailing around the brim gives a nod to the Western trend which is back on our radars this summer. If you felt inclined to go all out, you could match it with our Studded Belt…!
You can’t go wrong with packing shorts for your getaway. As well as being totally versatile (awesome in the day, awesome in the evening), they’re small so you won’t feel like you need to make too many sacrifices when trying to shut your suitcase. These Raw Hem Shorts are in a washed denim making them the ideal base for boho-themed looks.
If baring all on the beach fills you with dread, then finding the perfect cover-up is a must to ensure you still feel SASSY! Our Coral Lace Cover Up doubles up as a gorgeous, loose fitting layer for leisurely lunches and a colour pop top to throw on over your cossie when you’re strolling along the beach.
Daytime and evening shoes need careful consideration before packing… Are you spending lots of time on the sand? If so you’ll need easy-access sandals without the faff of buckling up each time you put them on. Perhaps you’ve got some nice evening drinks planned? Take heels you won’t mind walking in! Our Denim Fringe Mules and Metallic Wood Look Sandals have these boxes ticked.
Don’t fancy wearing your posh watch to the pool? Pack a colour pop sports watch that you don’t mind smearing with sun cream. That way, there’s no danger of missing Happy Hour!
Finally, smelling good on the beach may not be your number 1 priority but having an eau de toilette in your bag will come in handy when regrouping for lunch. A quick spritz of our Paradise Eau de Parfum will have you smelling of an exotic blend of mango and guava (if only we could drink it!… definitely not advised).
So there you have it, 10 things not to take-off without! What are your must-pack items? Leave us a comment below!