Whether you're choosing to travel to Cornwall or Croatia, Greece or your best friend's back yard, the ease of restrictions means that a vacation (or in some cases, staycation) may be on the cards this summer, after all. From bucket hats to beach bags, swimsuits to sunscreen, there are a few key items every holidaymaker needs to ensure their trip runs as smoothly as possible. And since it's been a while since any of us have packed a suitcase, we thought we'd tap into the knowledge of six stylish women to understand the items they always take with them while travelling.
Of course, as we're often working with a weight limit, I asked for the top five essentials that always make the cut on their summer holiday packing list. For seasoned traveller Laura Nadine Herbert—who is one half of travel couple @laurandnicolas—an old-school film camera is an absolute must, while Maggie McCormack advises on wave spray for that perfect mermaid-on-the-beach look. Léna Farl always packs a multipurpose silk scarf, which acts as top, skirt and hair accessory all in one, and Aysha Sow has her holiday beauty routine down pat.
Keep scrolling to see the holiday essentials six very stylish women always pack while on vacation.
"Sunscreen that’s good for the corals in the sea! It’s something we really pay attention to. That’s why we love this one. It smells like coconuts, it protects really well, and it does not harm corals."
"When I'm packing for the summer holidays, I always make sure to bring a classic black one-piece swimsuit. It's always chic, and I can wear it as a top over denim shorts or a long silk skirt for example."
"I have a whole collection of vintage silk scarves that I love to wear in the summer. It's such a versatile accessory! I wear it over my hair like a turban, like a top, and, if it's big enough, like a skirt over a swimsuit."
"I live in linen shirts over summer, and it's just the perfect versatile holiday piece. I wear it open over my bikini, tied up with denim shorts or thrown over minidresses as a light jacket in the evenings."