Nestled within an ultra-glam corner of Palm Springs, Poppy Delevingne has just launched her latest collaborative collection with swimwear label Solid & Striped, hosting a chic party with American e-commerce giant Shopbop.com. Well, where better to showcase the picnic-blanket ginghams and blue-and-white colour palette of the new drop than in the glorious Californian sunshine?
Anyone acquainted with Poppy's Instagram account will know just how much of a jet-set glamazon she is. From private helicopter jaunts to a wedding marathon that spanned the globe, she is no stranger to packing up a suitcase for any given location—and looking mighty good when she gets there. As we type, she's already moved on from the West Coast down to Mexico…
So with the Bank Holiday weekend in sight, and perhaps an inkling to book a summer vacation, we thought it high time to catch up with the model and fashion oracle to get her top tips for travelling in style. Keep reading to find out Poppy Delevingne's tricks for assembling the best holiday wardrobe…
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Poppy in her Solid & Striped swimsuit.
WHO WHAT WEAR UK: Are you a capsule packer when it comes to your holiday wardrobe?
POPPY DELEVINGNE: I’m quite a chaotic packer, and I never usually think too much about it. I choose my favourite things, a mixture of high street and designer, then enjoy playing dress up when I get there.
WWW UK: Do you have a favourite suitcase?
WWW UK: What do you think is the vital thing about finding the right swimsuit?
PD: For me, it's all about the fit. I need a swimsuit that I can do cartwheels in!
WWW UK: How would you describe the differences between your holiday and regular wardrobes?
PD: On holiday, I never want anything too fussy. It's all about throwing something on and feeling sensational. The eyelet hooded robe from my collection with Solid & Striped does exactly this. When I'm working and going from city to city, I opt for pieces with more structure—I so appreciate beautiful tailoring nowadays.
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Poppy in maxi dress from her Solid & Striped collection.
WWW UK: What do you take on the plane as your survival kit?
PD: As soon as I get on the plane, no matter where I'm headed, I head straight to the bathroom and give myself a little mini-facial. I'll spend 10 minutes in there adding all the lotions and potions until I'm a slippery seal, and then I'll sit down and get to my e-mails. Sisley does an amazing hydration mask, and MV Organic does a beautiful rose water mist.
WWW UK: Do you have a place in the world wear you always feel happiest? And if so, what do you wear there?
PD: The English countryside with my husband, where I tend to wear his clothes or spend my entire time in the bath. I'm all about getting cozy.
WWW UK: Are there style no-nos that you embrace on holiday?
PD: For me, the beachier the hair, the better. I welcome beach hair with open arms on holiday. Au naturel is key.
Now shop Poppy's holiday look to take on your next vacay…
+ Solid & Striped Poppy Delevingne Tie Bikini Bottoms (£55)
How will you get your beach look together? Inform us in the comments box below…