One of the joys of travelling is not just the trip itself, but the build up to it. Flicking through guidebooks, blogs and travel sites to plan some of the places you can visit and the food you can eat all adds to the excitement. And, taking a vacation is the perfect excuse to invest in a new travel wardrobe, particularly if you’re travelling somewhere with a completely different climate to the weather at home. Here are just a few beautiful, covetable pieces you might want to pack:
Ultra pretty accessories
While there’s never enough room in your case for packing all the clothes and shoes you want to take with you, you can fit in plenty of little accessories. This pair of drop earrings from Laviandbelle is bang on trend with the little stars. Saint Laurent’s fluffy star jumper became the celebrity must-have for autumn and winter and these earrings are a great way to incorporate the star style for summer.
These sandals probably cost more than your trip itself, but a girl can dream, can’t she? By Italian designer René Caovilla, they look more like a work of art than something you ought to wear on your feet. But, they would add a stunning element to any outfit. Handmade in leather, they are crafted with dozens of Swarovski crystals. Wear to glam up a pair of denim cut-offs or with a white maxi dress.
A sarong is a travel must have. You can throw on over your bikini when you head up to the beach bar for lunch, tying it round your neck to make it into a dress or casually around your waist. It also comes in handy for lying on for a trip to the beach, saving you from having to pack a bulky towel. If you’re travelling to Brazil, you’ll find using a sarong rather than a towel on the sand is the norm. This one from Simply Beach has a quirky, tongue-in-cheek design with fish swimming across a sea of turquoise.
The perfect summer dress
Dresses are the ideal pieces to pack to go on vacation. Throw on a dress and you have an instant ready-made outfit, without having to worry about separates. The floral stretch twill dress from Mademoiselle R at La Redoute simply screams summer with its tropical print. It’s also supremely flattering with a sweetheart neckline and gathered waist. You could wear with sandals and carry a slouchy bag for the beach or with this season’s metallic heels and a pretty matching clutch for an evening dinner date.
The classic beach bag
Make your accessories work for you by choosing a bag you can use both as hand luggage for travelling, and for the beach when you arrive. This one by Perfect Handbags will be bang on trend season after season with its nautical styling. You could clash prints and wear with a floral tea dress or work the monochrome look with a pair of wide-legged white trousers.
Whatever you opt to treat yourself to before you travel, you’re sure to have fun showing off your new purchases once you arrive.