So you’ve been invited somewhere hot and luxurious for a late summer romantic getaway, and just as you thought your summer fashion shopping was done, and you were speculatively eyeing the new collections for autumn and wondering what to invest in, you suddenly need – notice that word - just a few gorgeous items to add to your current season’s holiday collection.
Piling on the problems of what to buy to make this trip really special is the fact that so much of what was perfect for summer left the stores in other peoples bags around April/May, June at the latest. Welcome then the resort collections, from a wide range of designer labels, just waiting to be packed in your carry-on and a wonderful excuse to find something gorgeous that you can wear right now – hopefully on into an Indian summer – and for warm seasons to come.
First go for one perfect dress, a long floor length maxi dress by Heidi Klein in soft flowing jersey, perfect for warm sultry evenings. Then add the vertiginously high, leg lengthening wedge sandals in a colour that will go with everything - other than a pair of gold sandals the only shoes you’ll need to take with you and definitely statement shoes.
No packing is complete, holiday or otherwise, without a little black dress, and Free People have a flirty black scooped neck swing dress with which you can pile on the bangles or add Jigsaw’s elegantly ornate gold cuff, which you can wear all year round but is perfect for now.
Finally any excuse to invest in a piece of cashmere…….and Perilla’s deliciously soft cashmere stole which comes in lots of colours will make a perfect final addition – you’ll wear it away, whilst travelling, and all year round. Who doesn’t love cashmere?? It’s time to treat yourself.