As the weather starts to cool down in readiness for our winter season, many Australians are planning for a European summer holiday. So whether it’s Mykonos for a beachy getaway, London for a shopping spree or Paris for a cultural experience – packing the right holiday clothing is a great way to start your vacation.
Here are our top tips for fashionable holiday dressing:
Less is more
Choose some great basics in colours like black or white – they always look classic and you can mix and match, which stretches your options. This white kaftan is perfect for wearing by the pool; you can also wear as a top over shorts or pants for a dressier look.
Denims are always a good option too – one pair of denim shorts will take you from the beach, to sightseeing, to a casual dinner, with a few added accessories. These versatile denim cut off shorts are cheeky and sassy and look great with a white tee or strappy top.
Choose versatile pieces
To make room for all that holiday shopping, it’s really handy to be able to wear some of your packed items in multiple ways. Check out our paisley maxi – it looks great as a skirt or strapless dress.
Large scarves are also useful and can be worn lots of different ways. Watch this video for some useful tips:
And for a more casual look, this Tanee Check it Out Playsuit can be worn belted or loose and is perfect over your swimsuit, or for a day exploring the local boutiques and shops for those little gems to take home.
Look for easy care fabrics
Mykonos in Greece is an amazing summer destination where people flock from all over the world. You will be way too busy having fun on islands like this to worry about high maintenance outfits, so choose items that don’t need ironing and are easy to wash on the go.
Stay away from fabrics that crush easily and need lots of attention. This fantastic Lost Muse navy floral maxi dress ticks all the boxes – it’s light weight, the crushed look doesn’t need ironing, and it looks fantastic for lunching in an amazing beachside cafe by day, or a fancy restaurant by night. It’s also available in a vibrant red colour.
Take one lightweight cardigan
Europe is known for its beautiful sunsets, but don’t be caught off-guard – when the sun goes down, it can get a tad chilly too.
Want more inspiration? Read Elle’s article: 13 Spring vacation outfit ideas.
Holiday clothing should be fun, easy to wear and maintain, and of course it should look fabulous. Add your individual style and create the perfect, effortless holiday look for your European summer getaway.