I believe half the fun of holidaying is in the planning. Preparing a capsule assortment and arranging clothes like Jenga blocks into bulging cabin luggage (as is often my case) brings so much anticipation. Travelling is also an opportunity to dress to a theme, letting the destination inform your wardrobe choices and play with different combinations.
I’m passionate about intentional purchases, and so I want my holiday buys to have longevity, and where possible, I look for pieces I can wear at home, too. It can be all too easy to make hasty decisions 48 hours before a flight, so I find it's best to start planning your new buys as soon as you book your trip. So what is on my holiday wish list this year?
The oversized shirt is a timeless staple, and this summer, it comes in a plethora of shades, from bright blue to dulcet brown tones, for those of us averse to colour. As for shoes, it's all about the platforms. If Versace's 160-millimetre Triplatform heels are a little too wobbly for you on the cobbled streets of Europe, there are lots of amazing sturdy, chunky sandals that have taken my fancy.
Then we come to the ultimate summer holiday piece: the sundress. Undoubtedly, every summer, it comes back around like clockwork, but this year, there is no shortage of shirred maxi and midi styles. Then we have my favourite: cut-out midi dresses. We all bore witness to the birth of Cult Gaia’s Serita dress in 2021, and this year, it’s an inspired take on the midi style, this time with longer, exaggerated sleeves.
It was hard to whittle it down and create a concise holiday shopping list, but below I’ve brought you some quality pieces that will have you dreaming of your next trip.