Here’s how to strategically pack for your summer jaunts…
Colour POP. With colour or neon, a little goes a long way! Skirts, dresses, belts, sunglasses and shorts are the best ways to work neon at the beach. Add accent to base neutrals (black, white, khaki and navy) with small pops of colourful or neon accessories and you’re instantly on-trend and standing out this summer.
Sheer Sheath/Shirt. Classically cut, sheaths in whites, brights and prints pair easily with summer day wear AND (believe it or not) your swimwear! Perfect as a cover-up; pack them at the top of your case as the sheer fabric can crease easily. Choose one with a studded collar for extra glam that will transition into an evening outfit, too.
Espadrilles. These jute and canvas shoes are so versatile. They’ll keep you cool on the beach but also be sturdy enough for a walk or hike should you fancy it. What’s more, they’ll collapse in your suitcase until their almost flat, so you can save room for more outfits. Be daring and buy bright and bold colours to go with white skinny jeans. Pop them in a shoe bag to keep any dirt away from your clothes.
Floaty Over-Skirts. Sheer wrap skirts made of a lightweight material are very summer chic. Try a skirt wrap that’s shorter at the front and longer at the back. These too will make great beach cover-ups and the sheer fabric takes up minimal space in your bag. Tuck a tight tank into the waistband of a pleated skirt to show off a small waist while camouflaging fuller hips.
Cuffs. Combine simple white tops or cotton summer dresses with a metallic arm cuff for instant savvy style whether on the beach or at the bar. Bronze goes great with a tan. This is the only accessory you’ll need to bring summer basics into the fashion world. Or for a chic look, get the new Tiffany cuff. Slip it in you travel bag and pop it straight on after going through security!
Canvas Bag. Use a large stripey or colourful canvas bag with rope handles as your travel bag on the flight or in the car. Pack books, iPod, makeup, snacks, sun care and bug spray and when you arrive at your destination, simply add a towel and your swimwear and you’ve converted it into a beach bag – 2-in-1!
Colour Cream. Pack a Coral or Lychee make-up cream that will service your lips, cheeks and eyes. The 3-in-1 product will not only give your skin a hydrated glow but will also be a tiny dint in your packing and won’t break any rules at the airport. It’s your best friend this summer!