Packing for a Summer Holiday

Whenever I go on my travels for Liberties I have a fail-safe "uniform" for travelling in the cities and going to showrooms, and it takes five minutes to pack. However, going on holiday had been a minefield of over-packing or forgetting something essential like flip flops - but a couple of years ago I decided to make a list and stick to it!

Here are my suggestions:

Flip Flops - Ilse Jacobsen do great ones with bit of sparkle.
Sarong - doubles as a scarf, dress, beach wrap etc, mine is by EMU.
Maxi Dress - my pick this season is from Ilse Jacobsen.
Cotton T-Shirts in a couple of colours - the By Malene Birger "Dawn" is my staple.
Espadrilles, give you a lift, but crucially you can walk in them! Got the beige Ilse Jacobsens this year.
Going - out Top with some nice detail - Marc Aurel have some lovely pieces.
Cotton (my choice is white) jeans by Pieszak.
Shorts (not too short for me anymore) in a soft denim from Seasalt.
Light weight summer jacket / knit - my favourite one is from Malene Birger...

A Cashmere Pashmina - Ochre do great ones in lots of colours.
Leggings for under longer tops and dresses - White Stuff have a good range.
A wide brim foldable hat.
For travelling in, a merino dress and wrap by EMU - yes, merino! It keeps you cool in summer but warm in winter, using the best Australian yarn.
Not forgetting a couple of well cut swimsuits or even bikini if I'm feeling brave!

That is my capsule holiday wardrobe, and I always lay the pieces out so I can check the colours coordinate and pieces can be mixed and matched.

Summer Holiday Packing

Summer Holiday Accessories

Shop my list here:

1. By Malene Birger Vests - Sold Out

2. Whitestuff leggings:

2. Pieszak White Jeans:

3. Marc Aurel Tops - 

4. Seasalt Shorts - Sold Out

5. Ilse Jacobsen Flip Flops:

6. EMU Sarong - last one available in-store

7. EMU Maxi Dress:

Bon voyage!