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What To Pack For Your Summer Vacay

15 | 07 | 2020

It’s safe to say, we’ve all never needed a holiday as badly as we have in 2020. This year has, so far, been one plot twist after another and we for one are fully ready for a much needed and long awaited break.

Whether you’re taking the plunge and booking a place in the sun, or are just day dreaming of the day you can make stepping off that plane into the hot rush of holiday air a reality, we’ve got you covered when you’re ready when it comes to what to pack. Wave bye bye to the 2020 blues and hello to an escape via (hopefully) sun, sea and sand.

What To Pack For Your Summer Vacay

Packing the right holiday essentials in your suitcase means you’ll nail every one of your summer outfits without even trying, making racking up those likes on the ‘Gram even easier. From the endlessly versatile maxi dress to the pair of sandals that go with everything, these summer holiday essentials are all you need when it comes to capsule living out of your suitcase.

Whether you’re jetting away for a family holiday, going on a girls trip with your besties, or are heading off on a romantic break with your other half, we’ve done the hard part for you by compiling your need-to-know packing guide of what to take with you for your up and coming summer vacay.


The Maxi Dress

Nothing beats an effortlessly cool maxi dress you can throw on and go when it comes to what to wear on holiday. We’re seriously vibing this 70’s inspired chevron print number. Wear it for evening with wedges and statement jewellery, or team it with a pair of flat sandals for the beach for day. Even better, the statement print is such a mood on it’s own you dont have to try too hard with the rest of your look to look instantly put together.

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The Oversized Shirt

You may think anything long-sleeved is a no-go, but a shirt could be perfect to keep you covered up during the evening chill. It also looks great tied around the waist, or undone over denim shorts.

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The Staple Sunnies

An essential accessory to carry with you on any holiday, whatever the weather, make sure your sunglasses game is on-point when it comes to what to pack for your up and coming vacay. We’re loving this pair that literally go with everything.

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The Cover Up

Your second kimono can be your ‘throw over a bikini’ outfit whenever you’re by the pool or beach. Stick to something more simple if your evening option is embroidered and ornate, to differentiate your daywear from your dinner wear.

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Denim Shorts

While a staple for day wear, denim shorts can also look super cool teamed with some wedges, a tee and layered necklaces for a dressed-down evening look. We’re loving this pair in the print of the season; tie dye, in a warm weather ready orange hue.

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The Wedges

The perfect evening shoe to dress up any look whilst infusing comfort and style, it’s no wonder why the wedge is the ultimate holiday shoe of choice. We love this flatform pair featuring a versatile tie up detailing, the chunky sole means enjoying cocktails by the sea front and dancing all night will be even more bliss.

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Classic Tees

Because what capsule wardrobe doesn’t have a classic tee in it? The ultimate easy to wear piece for hot weather you can throw on and go. The classic tee is also good for layering in case the sea breeze gets a little unexpectedly breezy. Have a couple of classic tees in your packing essentials hit list in neutral colour hues. We’re liking this oversized style.

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A Statement Bikini

You’re on holiday so a statement bikini is a must. It is, after all, the long awaited break you’ve been day dreaming of and the chance to live your best life so packing your most “extra” swimwear is always a good idea. Whether you go for a bikini or one piece featuring all over frills, feminine ruffles, or you’re living for the bold and daring prints this season, make sure the bikini you’re packing is head-to-toe-woah. We’re feeling this tiger print one.

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The Everyday Sandals

Whatever you plan on actually doing on holiday, a decent pair of sandals that go with everything and are comfortable enough to wear every day and from day to night are an absolute must. We’re loving this effortlessly chic slider pair you can slip on and go. They’ll look perfect with everything from a wrap dress to your go-to denim shorts.

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The Face Mask

The most important new season accessory essential to your hand luggage; the face mask. An essential for the airport and day to day life for the foreseeable, we recommend a washable and reusable one you can get more mileage out of. Take this season’s tie dye trend to the next level by choosing one in the fun print.

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Bon voyage!


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