Euro Summer Essentials


Euro Summer Essentials

Whether you're escaping Adelaide's chilly Winter for the European Summer or a quick getaway to beachy Bali, here's a list of essentials to complete your holiday wardrobe!

Maximise your luggage space

Who's guilty of throwing half their wardrobe into the suitcase in fear of needing something you probably won't miss? We know we are! With a little planning, here are some tips to help you make the most of your limited luggage space. Just think about how much more shopping you'll be able to fit into your suitcase!

1. Organise & Personalise

Living out of a suitcase can get messy. Not only is purchasing a travel case with multiple, functional compartments key but using smaller pouches within your luggage will also keep your bits and bops such as toiletries, lingerie, socks, adapters and chargers orderly, especially if you're hopping between different destinations. We also recommend throwing in a few drawstring cotton muslin bags which can be used for storing dirty clothes and shoes.

Mimco ranges a beautiful travel collection crafted from leather; from cosmetic bags and jewellery cases to travel wallets and luggage tags. The best part is, they can be monogrammed with your initials to add a personal touch to your jet-set accessories!

*Photo credit: MIMCO

2. Easy to match basics

Singlets and tees in neutral tones and patterns are a must for any holiday wardrobe! Think black, white but also nude, navy, polka dots and stripes. Don't forget your bleached blue and black denim which will work well with just about everything.

*Photo credit: @jessica_taylahh wearing Abrand shorts available at Universal Store

3. From sunlounge to sunset

From breezy summer dresses to coordinated separates, look for pieces that can be dressed up and down to take you from day to night. Pair a bikini top or one piece swimsuit with a midi skirt or palazzo pants and some oversized earrings for a fun summer's night outfit.

*Photo credit: @LaurenDilena

The perfect swimwear

Purchasing the right swimwear can be a daunting process but rest assured there's a cut and colour to suit everyone. It's all about trial and error when you're finding the perfect pieces to suit your shape. Try on different styles to narrow down what works best for you.

High cut bottoms are amazing for elongating legs, an underwire top will accentuate a smaller bust and high waisted styles are a girl's best friend for hiding less than perfect abs. It's all about playing around with proportions and rocking what you have! Check out General Pants Co. for the latest swimwear trends!

*Photo credit: General Pants Co.

Dreamy Cover-ups

Nothing is more dreamy than walking along the beaches of the Côte d'Azur. Just think about the sand beneath your toes, the sea spray in your hair and all those insta-worthy backdrops! Before we get carried away, a flowy cover up is a must between swim sessions and beachside rendezvous. Opt for a breathable, lightweight kaftan or oversized shirt. Also, consider fabrics that don't crease easily - after all, who wants to do ironing on their holiday!

*Photo credit: Seafolly at Myer

Sun-loving accesories

There's nothing more chic than a silk scarf or scrunchie tied loosely around a messy bun or ponytail. It's also an effortless way to keep your hair out of the way in the heat. Look for printed, bejewelled or velvet versions to elevate any holiday outfit. Don't forget to pack some sunnies, a wide-brim hat, beach bag and your favourite hoop earrings! These Belt Bags are not only fun but will keep your valuables extra safe and conveniently tucked away. This Marc Jacobs bag is available at David Jones.

*Photo credit: Marc Jacobs