Holiday Packing Guide: Beach Getaway

It’s the moment we’ve been dreaming about all year. Finally, a whole week of sun-drenched days spent idly lying on a beach, eating our way through pool-side menus, and warm nights roaming around an exotic island.

Of course, our main concern is always our holiday wardrobe…

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Forget alarm clocks and deadlines and embrace all that is lazy. Dressing for beach-bound trips is all about comfort and ease. Start by slipping into our T-Shirt bikini. This mismatched two-piece suggests you simply ‘woke up like this’. Wear a pair of super-loose fit trousers on top for the amble down from room to sea, leaving just a flash of midriff on show. Protect your feet from scorching sands with Miss KG’s 'Dizzy' espadrilles in orange. Perfect for injecting a pop of colour into a laidback beach day look.


You may be in relaxation mode, but you can’t resist checking out the social scene. Kick start things with a high leg swimsuit (it’s what ALL the bright young things are wearing right now; Pam Anderson circa ’92 has never be so chic). Pair with some denim cut-offs or a mini skirt and complete the look with Carvela’s 'Kankan' sandals and Kurt Geiger London’s metallic hat. Hold on tight, those speed boat rides can get a tad windy…


By night, it’s all about having fun with print and colour. We’re partial to a loose-fit dress, teamed with Miss KG’s 'Raphy' sandals (has there ever been a happier shoe?) Of course, you’ll need something in which to cart around your camera and a light jacket in case there’s a bit of a night time breeze. Look no further than the diamante raffia bag by Kurt Geiger London. Roomy enough for all of the essentials and armed with just that little bit of evening glitz.

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