My favourite season of the year, summer, is steadily approaching and I hope that all of you are as excited as I am! I would imagine that many of you are planning to get out of town and renergize yourself with a summertime vacation, if only for a few days. Have you ever reached the airport and realised that you forgot the most important thing at home? I have (several times). Ladies, in all your excitement about your big break, do not forget to pack these five essentials which will serve you right throughout your summer holiday.
I can never leave the house without a reliable pair of stylish sunglasses and when you are on holiday, you will definitely need a pair to keep the sun out of your eyes. Right now, I absolutely love the “Lennon” style sunglasses and I have been leaning towards purchasing a pair in a glamourous shade of gold. There’s just something about summer and gold that matches perfectly, right?
Girls, I cannot say this enough: a pair of ultra comfy sandals is one of the most important things that you should travel with. To my mind, flip-flops should only be worn at the beach and stilettos are simply too impractical to wear every day. I suggest that you have a glance at my take on the top five sandal trends for summer and snap up a versatile pair for your upcoming fiesta.
Put simply, I adore maxi dresses and even more so when packing for my summer break. My love for this garment stems from the fact that it is one of the most versatile pieces in my wardrobe; I can throw it over a bikini as a coverup, belt it at the waist for a casual daytime look and even pair it with a statement necklace for a night out. Vibrant shades are the perfect palette for summer; think maxi dresses in sunset orange, parrot green, sunflower yellow and more!
As you live up summer twenty-fifteen, you will definitely need a cute bag to store all of your belongings and carry on a daily basis. The bucket bag has been the talk of the town for a while now, and I reckon that its shape makes it perfect for holidays. Plus, these bags usually come with long straps that keep the bag out of your way as you are out and about. What more does a girl want? Opt for a bag in a neutral colour so that you do not have to carry more than one.
Summer is for wearing white – ‘nuff said. When it comes to packing for vacations, I have learned that as far as possible, you should stick to pieces that can be worn with everything and on multiple occassions. Like maxi dresses, white shorts are another garment that I never travel without. They can be dressed up or down, styled for the beach or the city and will always look très chic. So, throw in a pair of white shorts – my current favourites are a lovely lace pair – and you are good to go!