Summer Holiday Essentials - How to Pack for Your Next Vacation

Everyone loves the engrossing euphoria of an upcoming trip. Especially if it is so long-awaited. That enthusiasm quickly fades when it comes to the packing bit though…

 

summer essentials

 

For the ladies, this moment is a real mind twister and a serious challenge: clothes on the floor, others neatly folded on the bed, some already in the suitcase. We’ve all done the piles of ‘’YES’’ ‘’NO” and MAYBE” and have had the racing thoughts of how much is too much. 

Each of us has found themselves into a similar situation. The solution can be found in good preliminary organization. In other words: make a list, darling ladies…sounds easy- it is! The hard part is actually sticking to it! Make sure this happens up to a week before your actual leave.

 

summer wardrobe

 

Firstly, make a simple list of the most important items to take- something like this:

  • swimsuit

  • beach slippers

  • beach accessories

  • sunscreen

  • toiletries and make-up

Regarding the swimsuit: make sure to pack more than one pair.Everything happens - it can break, not dry out, get dirty. Get an extra pair of swimsuits just in case.

 

 

 

women's swimsuit 

CONSERVA UN SEGRETO SWIMSUIT

 

women's swimsuit

SCRIVIMI SULLA SABBIA SWIMSUIT

 

If you like bikini, take at least 2 pairs.

 

 

TIP: Make sure they are from the same brand so you can mix and match them, which will create 4 different pairs.

 

women's two piece swimwear

RACCONTAMI NELLE FOGLIE BIKINI BOTTOM LACE TIE

 

women's two piece swimsuit

MACCHI'AMI BIKINI BOTTOM LACE TIE

 

When it comes to beach accessories, we really believe that’s what brings a nice pair of bikini or swimming costume to life. A matching pareo, beach towel, shorts, beach dress etc. are essentials a real fashionista needs to also consider while packing.

 

 

 

women's beachwear

CHIFFON PAREO

 

women's beachwear

LEMON PATTERNED BEACH TOWEL

 

women's swimwear

LEMON PATTERNED BRALETTE BIKINI SET

 

After the beach items comes the moment with the clothes. Make sure to pack enough underwear, more than what you would usually take with you on a regular trip. On a beach holiday when the weather is hot, we tend to take a shower more often. Therefore, for each day of your stay, count two pairs of underwear just in case.

 

 

 

 

 

T-shirts and tops

Multiply by 1.5 the number of days of your stay. For example, if your vacation is one week, take 8-9 T-shirts and/or tops, or for example 4 T-shirts and 4 more elegant blouses depending on your personal style.

 

women's blouse

WHITE RUFFLED COLD-SHOULDER CUTOUT BLOUSE

 

women's top

EOLIAN TOP

 

Shorts and skirts

Number of days multiplied by 0.5 each. So for a week’s holiday take 2-3 pairs of shorts and/or 2-3 skirts. If we divide that further into mini-skirts and maxi skirts- take 2 mini-skirts and 1 maxi skirt.

 

 

women's shorts

BLUE AND WHITE DAMASK SHORTS

 

women's skirt

PETALI SKIRT

 

Dresses

Here the situation becomes considerably complicated. Depending on the resort you are going to, you need to consider different types of dresses.  For one week we would suggest 5 dresses are enough. In those 5 we count the beach dresses as well. Make sure to pack beautiful  maxi dresses for the evenings- they are a staple in every self-respected fashionista’s holiday wardrobe.

 

 

 

long pattern dress

TROVAMI NEL DESERTO RUFFLED DRESS

 

short blue dress

FRESH DRESS

 

Combine a pair of shoes and jewelry for each of them. With the jewelry GO BOLD, you are on holiday! Don't forget to choose a suitable outerwear as well, because in the evening, especially at sea, it can get quite chilly.   

 

Slippers, shoes, sandals 

Here is the practical part. Get a pair of beach slippers, ones you will go out with during the day and some closed shoes - in case of bad weather. If you are not going to wear dresses that require formal shoes, your closed shoes, loafer or ballerina type will do the job. For the evenings we would suggest you always take a pair of high-heels, maybe 2 so you can match them with your different dresses.

 

women's loafers

BOW TIE DRIVER LOAFERS - YELLOW

 

pink shoes

FAIRYTALE DUST PUMPS

 

green stilettos

SPARKLY MERMAID STILETTOS

 

white stilettos

SATIN AND PEARLS STILETTOS

 

Hats, sunglasses and hair accessories

Be sure not to miss these important holiday accessories. The sun is very strong, so it is necessary to wear a hat on the beach and after noon. The same goes for glasses. Without them it will be difficult for you to enjoy the sunny day.

 

 

 

women's fedora hat

RAFIA PANAMA HAT

 

feather headband

FEATHER HEADBAND

 

Once you have made your lists, start arranging everything you need. Make the most of the space - fold diligently, and if necessary - use vacuum bags. This will save space, but will be a tad more difficult when you have to unpack and tidy as your clothes (depending on the fabric) would have creased more than usual.
After all, a holiday is an experience. What matters is how you feel! And a lady always feels better when she is dressed well and feels comfortable and beautiful!
 

summer holidays essentials

 

Some people only need a beach, sea, waves, swimwear and a pair of glasses but for us fashionistas clothes and accessories are equally as important for a quality time!  Are you one of us? 

Head to our shop and choose all your holiday essentials from our range of elegant garments of the highest quality, lovingly made in Italy by top independent designers and masters of their craft!
  
Buon Viaggio!!!