3 Stylish Women On What To Pack For Your Holiday
3 Stylish Women On What To Pack For Your Holiday

3 Stylish Women On What To Pack For Your Holiday

A staycation in Devon, glamping in Provence, sailing around the Greek islands… Wherever you’re heading on your summer holiday, fill your suitcase with stylish and versatile pieces – from swimwear and beach bags to do-it-all dresses. Here, three elegant globetrotters reveal their expert packing tips and the items they won’t be leaving home without…

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Lilac Ink Floral Dress, £345 | Rixo
Lilac Ink Floral Dress, £345 | Rixo

Anna Park

Founder & Managing Director Of Shop At Anna

When it comes to dresses, Caravana’s designs are Anna’s favourites. “I love everything from the brand. Sometimes it's a bit tricky to work out how you wear the pieces, but once you find a way, the dresses really are magic.” As for accessories, a versatile hold-all which will take you from plane to beach is best, and you can always rely on Anya Hindmarch for stylish and practical options. “You always need a versatile beach bag when travelling – I love Anya Hindmarch’s Beach tote. It’s perfect for taking on the plane and doubles up as a great beach bag.” As for the best swimwear, Anna believes investing in designer brands that offer impeccable fit and flattering shapes is always worth it. “Don’t forget you wear these every day on holiday, so while they’re expensive, they’re definitely worth the investment. I also prefer to buy new swimwear when I get back from holiday and I’m tanned – you then have a new one ready and waiting for your next trip.”

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Samira Ruffled-Strap Cotton-Muslin Dress, £340 | Anaak
Samira Ruffled-Strap Cotton-Muslin Dress, £340 | Anaak


Sarah Dixon

Owner Of Twenty Petworth

For Sarah, lightweight and versatile dresses that can be worn day or night form the core of her holiday wardrobe. “Anaak dresses are ideal to throw and come in lightweight cotton and relaxed silhouettes. I've just ordered the 'Samira' dress. Also, Three Graces do a style called the 'Charita' every season in of-the-moment colours. It’s an easy classic in beautiful cotton poplin that fits beautifully.” As for accessories, roomy basket bags are summer's hero buy. “I’m loving the artisanal style of basket bags around at the moment and this Chloé bag is so fun – plus it fits everything I need.” Favouring swimwear by Melissa Odabash and Isabel Marant sunglasses, Sarah also likes a few key products from skincare brand Caudalie. “The Caudalie products are all made from natural ingredients. Also, a trip to their spa hotel in the heart of a vineyard in Bordeaux was one of the most relaxing and idyllic holidays I've ever been on."

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Marielle Wyse

Designer Director Of Wyse London

“I have a few go-to items when I pack for a holiday and try to stick to three main colours, so I can get maximum wear out of my holiday capsule wardrobe,” Marielle says of her packing strategy. As well as stylish pieces from her own collection, she also like brands including Lisa Marie Fernandez for effortless and feminine styles. “The 'Laure' checked linen midi is ideal for wearing on the beach and lunch time strolls.” While she doesn’t shy away from colourful dresses and separates, accessories need to be kept relatively neutral to ensure they can be worn with everything. “Flat tan sandals are an essential holiday item. I love K Jacques, a French brand that also offers a made-to-measure service.” As for swimwear, she believes Australian brands do it best. “I currently wear swimwear by Ephemera, which is an Australian brand but driven by a European aesthetic.” 

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Laure Belted Checked Linen-Blend Midi Dress, £590 | Lisa Marie Fernandez
Laure Belted Checked Linen-Blend Midi Dress, £590 | Lisa Marie Fernandez

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