Knowing what to pack for a holiday can be tricky – we’re not sure about you, but ours usually comes down to the dreaded process of elimination… and we’re not going to lie, deciding between several bags for a weekend away is way harder than it looks! We mean, can a girl have too many beach bags this season – silly question, right? And with the added uproar of airlines making luggage limits smaller and smaller, we guess the grown-up thing to do would be to dress to our destination and create a core look, as opposed to bringing unnecessary options. The key is balancing functionality and aesthetic (this is serious signs of our inner fashionista maturing, don’t you think?!)
But if you’re struggling to figure out how to dress for your destination and need a little girl gang guidance, then let us do all the hard work for you. So, whether you’ll be spending two weeks on safari or you’re heading to the Balearics for a girly weekend… we have the ultimate guide to holiday dressing.
Jetting off to Lisbon for a cultural fix? When exploring a European city one thing to remember is less is always more. Don’t over complicate your look, instead go for a super relaxed feel of shift dresses and sliders - you’ll not only look effortlessly stylish but you’ll also be thankful after a day of sightseeing. Whilst we advise keeping the core of your holiday wardrobe simplistic, don’t forget to jazz up your day to day looks by being playful with your accessories – a tassel or two will be sure to compliment the vivacious city and its surroundings.
Whilst Ibiza is known for its night life, don’t be fooled, it’s also adorned with pretty, cobbled streets, beautiful beaches and some of the most Instagram worthy sunsets. The island is full of a vibrant energy and this is something that should be reflected throughout your holiday wardrobe. More is more when you’re dressing for this destination, so double up your slogan sliders with a sassy pair of pink sunnies and a beach bag adorned with pompom and tassels – don’t forget a cover up that’s equally as statement too!
When planning your looks for a Mediterranean break away, take inspiration from the soft hues of the Italian coastline. Dressing for this destination is all about opting for easy breezy pieces and natural accessories that will sit well against the scenic back roads and astonishing views. You’ll probably find that most of your suitcase will be taken up by two essential styles – the light linen two piece and the chic midi sundresses – these pieces are perfect for basking in the sun over long lunches and pit stops for a glass of rose.
If you’re planning a staycation to the charming British seaside, then we have just the look for you. I think we can all agree that weather in the UK is unpredictable, so play it safe and always grab a lighter layer such as a trendy trench for when the evenings are cooler or for those sporadic showers. The beauty of dressing for long walks on the beach and afternoons exploring quaint villages is your outfits needn’t be fussy… laid back jumpsuits, comfy trainers and chic shades will see you through your trip in style.
If you’re the adventurous type and plan to head to the South African bush this Summer, then look to a colour palette of earthy tones, practical styles and lightweight fabrics. Going neutral doesn’t mean sticking to beiges and browns, you can incorporate oranges, khakis and botanical prints for a contemporary approach on camouflage. After all, you may want to blend into the landscape to ensure you capture moments with the wildlife, but do it our way and you’ll be standing out in serious style. Don’t forget your sunnies, this is a holiday where you won’t want to miss a thing!