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12 Essential Pieces To Pack For Your Summer Holiday

by Laura Chabal
22nd Jul 2015

Holidays – Ah that sounds so blissful. However packing for that summer trip can be a little tricky. You want to pack light and not overload your suitcase with clothes you aren’t going to wear, yet we make this mistake almost every. single. time. If you’re off somewhere sunny, there’s not a whole lot you need, bar a few key pieces.?We have come up with some essential pieces you should pack to get you through a week in a warm dreamy destination.?Add to this just one pair of statement heels or your favourite ‘night out’ dress and you’ll be ready to rock.


Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 09.44.10Shirt Dress, €47.94, Asos

Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 09.43.38Soft Denim playsuit, €54.79, Asos

Playsuits are the ultimate holiday attire. They are comfortable and if wind does come around, you don’t have to worry about it flying up. It pulls a whole outfit together alone, it’s a favourite.

Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 09.41.49Deep Round Neckline Sleeveless Top, €48,

Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 09.58.33Jaquard Mini Shorts, ??39.95, on sale at??19.99, Zara

Shorts are so handy and can look very sophisticated within seconds when paired with a?little white top and nicely tied back hair.

Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 09.42.10V-Neckline Blouse, €48,

Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 09.43.52Stripped Summer Knit, €39,

Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 09.42.44High Waisted Jeans,??47.94, Asos

A pair of jeans is always handy, for those cooler evenings but also for that one grey day you may get on your getaway (it might not happen – hopefully – but better safe than sorry). These jeans are so fab, you’d want to take them everywhere with you.

Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 09.44.26Leather Sandals,??30.14, Asos

Be sure to have a comfortable pair of sandals for sight seeing and walking around, you don’t want to be getting sore feet. When on holidays we end up walking much more than anticipated. But do slip a comfortable pair of flip-flops in for that walk to the beach, pool or supermarket.

Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 10.56.59

Light Pink Cardigan,??159, Des Petits Hauts

Remember to pack a little cardigan for those cooler nights.

Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 09.45.48bandeau bikini set,??145, Pain De Sucre

Swimsuits are essential for a holiday, you never know which one to pick, but don’t take too many of them with you, otherwise you will end up with all different tan lines – oh dear.

Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 09.56.52Oversized Floral Tunic,??99.66, on sale at??27.64, Free People

An oversized tunic? Because it’s adorable, also because it’s handy to have something to throw on when you nip to the pool or the beach.

Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 09.43.14Straw Fedora Hat,??24.66, Asos

A hat is a must have to stay safe in the sun. And don’t forget your sun screen!

When it comes to packing for your make-up essentials, a good hack is to go around to duty free after security in the airport and get a travel kit of your essentials. If you’re going where it’s warm, you’re not going to want to wear too much make-up that will do nothing more than melt off your face.

To shop these items:

Shirt Dress, Asos

Playsuit, Asos

White top, Oliveclothing

Shorts, Zara

Shirt, Oliveclothing

Stripy top, Oliveclothing

Jeans, Asos

Sandals, Asos

Cardigan, DesPetitsHauts

Bikini, PaindeSucre

Dress, FreePeople

Fedora Hat, Asos

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