Summer Holiday Packing

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After spending most of the last year stuck at home, packing for a trip seems both exciting and overwhelming. These great finds will make getting ready to go a little easier, whether it’s a staycation or jetting off abroad.

A go-anywhere dress – to the beach, in town, or dressed up for dinner, Drawstring Waist Linen Chambray Mini Dress, £295 from Wiggy Kit

(And find some of our other favourite summer dresses here)

A crisp white shirt to wear with shorts or over a swimsuit, Oversize Cotton Shirt, £36 from Mango

Easy, flattering, not-too-short shorts, High Rise Shorts, £45 from Cos

Beach-y Carry All, Raffia S Cabas Tote, £180 from Vanessa Bruno

A great bathing suit, The Laura Bandeau Swimsuit, £140 from Cossie + Co

Just one of our flattering new season swimwear recommendations.

Fab sandals that are both comfortable and easy to slip on and off, Iaso Heart-Buckle Leather Slides, £185 from Ancient Greek Sandals x HVN

For easy sun protection, Straw Fedora Hat, £45 from Arket 

Don’t lose your sunglasses. Multi-position beads chain, £15.99 from Mango

Have a book to hand. Find our essential summer reads here including Thinking Again by Jan Morris, newly published in paperback

Cult Beauty has an amazing selection of “minis” – perfect for travel. Many of our regular favourites available in smaller sizes, including makeup, skincare, & even perfumes.

While you are there, pick up this trio of hand protection for travel – smells great and isn’t the least bit tacky. Christopher Raeburn Adventurer Roll Up, £45 from Aesop

And don’t forget your sunscreen, we absolutely love this Coola spray that goes on completely clear and you don’t need to worry about white marks all over your clothes or swimsuit. SPF50 Spray, £25 from Coola

Here are some of our other sunscreen favourites for the face.

Feel good about buying a some new luggage with this piece made from vegan and recycled materials. We love the bright colours making it easy to identify and keep track of your bags. H6 Check-in Luggage, £285 from Horizn Studios

If you always need some extra room in your suitcase, Compression Packing Cubes, £45 from Paravel

For a weekend away or even to use as your carry-on, Weekender Canvas Holdall, £340 from Paravel

Get control of all your cords and chargers, Bellroy Classic Tech Pouch

Roll up and take to the beach or anywhere. Personalised backgammon set, £49 from Not Another Bill

— Elizabeth Eaton
21st July 2021

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