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Packing For A Chic Summer Vacay

How to look your best with 10 essential items on a summer vacation


By Maha Asif Rizwan

Whether you’re jetting off to an exotic continent or planning a staycation with your girls, taking a vacation is not the challenge for us fashion girls – packing for it is. It’s easier to decide what to leave out of our itineraries, but we really can’t say the same for our bags. From sundresses to crop tops and all your recent summer shades, how do you curb your overflowing luggage?

Mastering the art of packing like a fashionista takes forethought combined with fad aesthetics. Here is a list of essentials to rely on and clothes that make the cut for a summer full of sun and style:

Cross body bag

Crossbody Bag

Lipstick, check. Wallet, check. iPhone, check! Your essentials and more need a copiously cute cross body bag, and so do you. Ditch the stress of your daily hand bag and minimize your essentials in a pop of colour cross body to compliment your perky mood.

Floppy hat

Floppy Hat

When the question arises whether or not to pack your chic floppy hat – the answer is always yes! Lazing on the beach or strutting through the urban city, life is always more fun if you’re wearing a hat. ALWAYS.

Metallic slip-ons

Metallic Slip Ons

Give your heels a break. The pair of shoes that have made the cut are metallic slip-ons for your pearly pedicured feet. The reflective nature of metallic footwear makes it the perfect fit for your summer days and fancy nights.

Distressed denim

Distressed denimThe fashion of the moment is giving the skinnies a break and moving to distressed, boyfriend jeans. Pack a classic denim that is tapered or hemmed and you will know what it’s like to feel the breeze in an up-to-the-minute garment. Trust us it will go well with everything!

Basic crop top

Crop Top

What better way to jump in to the spirit of summer than with a crop top? A basic crop top can be styled with a pair of jeans or a fun skirt for two diverse yet flattering looks. Pick one in a colour and style that complements you and you’re all set to have fun in the sun.

Matching separates

matching separatesNothing beats an ensemble that comes harmonised with its own parts. While matching separates are having a big fashion moment globally, they’re also fashionably versatile to be worn alone hence deserving their own packing space.

White lace top
White Lace Top

It’s no surprise that you can’t do summer without white and lace. Invest your time in searching for (or tailoring) a white lace top that is breezy yet classic. Pair it with fun trousers or your denim for two different looks of the day.

Arm candy

arm candy

On a sunny summer day, your watch may look too serious as a standalone. Bring along a few funky bracelets to up your arm candy game. Accessories with texture feel festive enough during the day yet composed enough for a sit-down dinner.

Printed skirt

printed skirt

Prints work best on flowy garments like skirts. While your luggage has all your essentials, it also needs a bit of flair. A cute printed skirt will be your style companion from breakfast till bed, all the while keeping you comfortable and cool.


Sun glasses

Can’t decide which sunnies to pack? The master tip is to pick the pair that goes best with the shape of your face instead of your outfits. If they look good on you they will compliment whatever you wear.