Due to the amount of Travelling I have done recently my attention has been absorbed by the latest and hottest holiday wardrobes that are on the market right now. With that in mind I wanted to put together a go to guide on the must have items to suit a range of different trips:
City Slicker: The Bag
The most important item in your suitcase for a city break has to be the bag. It can make or break your city exploring. It is critical that both style and size is thought about at great length when purchasing your ideal bag... too small and you will find yourself carrying your guidebook around with you and yet too large and you accumulate unnecessary weight. The perfect city bag needs to be light, have a zip, look stylish yet be practical. It has to be large enough to carry your sunglasses, guide book, purse, tissues, make up, a good lip balm and suncream, and it should also have handles large enough to carry on your shoulder. In other words, it should be beautiful and not a burden.
My Fave: Lonchamp, Le Pliage, £48
Beach Chic: The kaftan
For hot holidays on desert islands it is all about the kaftan. Floaty, comfortable and light, the kaftan can hide a manner of all sins - perfect for long, indulgent holiday lunches. A dash of colour, print or all white, it is up to you and whatever look you are channeling. A bit of texture, such as beads or embroidery always works well on simple styles to give it that little bit of embellishment. The key thing about a kaftan is that they should be casual enough to wear on the beach over a swimsuit but also smart enough to team with jeans and espadrille wedges for drinks at sunset. Add an oversized basket for good measure and you have the perfect holiday beach combo.
My Fave: Melissa Odabash, Liz kaftan, £212.80
Jungle Fever: The Jumpsuit
Despite what many explorers would have you think, it doesn't have to be all khaki and ugly walking boots in a jungle environment. Believe it or not, you can actually look trendy - so those photos of you by that waterfall need not be restricted to a dusty album. Enter the jumpsuit. Made of light fabric, this outfit will restrict the amount of flesh on show resulting in better protection from nasty insects, whilst also keeping you cool. And the best thing about it? The nature of this all-in-one style means that you won't get any horrid spiders crawling down your bum crack!
My Fave: Topshop, Oriental Print Jumpsuit, Now only £20