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Holiday? Booked. Dreamy Airbnb? Reserved. Having also scoured the internet for the best restaurants and bars in the area, the biggest task is yet to come. Turn your attention to your holiday clothes and the capsule wardrobe that will ensure you spend a well-dressed summer on the beach. Warning: Includes more than one envy-inducing maxi dress.

How many times have you packed a pair of heels only to spend the entire trip in nothing but a pair of sandals? If the answer is yes, then we teamed up with Hannah Crosskey, ex personal shopper turned full-time blogger at A Fashion Fix, to solve your queries. Here to lend her undeniably sharp eye for effortlessly polished ensembles, Hannah crafts the only checklist you’ll need this summer.

Lessons learned include checking off simple yet stylish maxi dresses (bonus points for off the shoulder detail and bohemian prints), contemporary swimwear (one-piece, we’re looking at you) and a great pair of cat eye sunglasses to elevate the most uncomplicated of looks. And when it comes to footwear, the only exception to flip-flops should be an expertly crafted pair of espadrilles. Great for sight-seeing, beach lounging and everything tropical in-between.

Find everything you need in one swoop, without the searching. 

The Holiday Shop

Holiday Clothes Packing ListMalika Maxi Dress, Toni Wheeled Suitcase, Riley Raffia Hat, String Back SwimsuitCat Eye Sunglasses, Scoop Neck Tank Bikini Top, Boy fit briefs, Perret Utility Jacket

Describe your holiday style in three words…

Colourful, easy and chic.

How does your destination effect your wardrobe checklist? 

The destination 100% effects the way that I dress. Bear in mind the country, the culture and the temperature when you're packing. There’s a lot of thought that goes into the process! If you're heading to europe, then maxi dresses and chic stripes will serve you well. If you're going somewhere exotic then look for light fabrics and colourful accessories.

What’s the most important item on your packing list? 

 If I could live in a bikini for a week that would be ideal, so I selected one striped number and a black one-piece. If you're going somewhere less humid then I think a good piece of denim goes a long way too.

You've selected a capsule wardrobe. Is there room for two dresses in your suitcase?

Yes. I just love wearing dresses on holiday. They’re so easy to re-wear and they're a ready-made outfit. The black dress is an amazing Bardot shape for evenings but still versatile enough for a straw hat and a pair of espadrilles during the day. The Malika Maxi dress is my favourite. It has amazingly light and flowy sleeves that add a little drama to the design. A perfect standout kind of piece.

Why should we opt for khaki over a denim jacket this season? 

Khaki is definitely the new blue wash denim. I’ve actually never owned a denim jacket, khaki is much more on trend and up to date.

The Edit 

Holiday Clothes - Black Maxi Dress, Jacket & Hat

Perret Utility Jacket, Adele Drape Bardot Maxi DressRiley Raffia Hat

Holiday Clothes - Maxi Dress, Suitcase, Espadrilles

Malika Maxi DressToni Wheeled Suitcase, Aria Push Down Espadrilles

The Holiday Shop

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