Now that there are ridiculous charges for taking extra bags with you on holiday, not to mention the pains of packing and unpacking, every girl needs a perfect capsule wardrobe of pieces she can rely on, pull quickly out of the closet and neatly fold into her wheeled carry-on.
So I’ve put together my favourite ten essential pieces that’ll take you from poolside to party without a hitch and will fit and flatter just about anyone. As a serious travel and hot weather lover there are certain items that go with me everywhere, such as gold sandals, lightweight, easily packable dresses, slim cropped pants and an easy white shirt to wear with sleeves rolled up or down. Not to mention the cashmere wrap. Take your pick………..
The trick is to combine one or two designer pieces with high street finds to create a look that is modern, relaxed and extremely versatile. I always travel with at least two wraps in place of cardigans as they go from day to evening very easily and can cope with almost any aircon, choosing a bright colour and a neutral such as sand or black, depending on what else I’m taking.
Gold heels will work with just about everything and I usually travel with two pairs, one low and one as high as possible. A great tote will carry everything you need for your journey and your carry-on will take all the above, plus (of course) shorts, t-shirt and sarong.
Next up……………gadgets to get you charged up everywhere. Happy holidays.
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