Doing It Wrong? 8 Statement Fashion Bits You’re Probably Forgetting To Pack For Your Holidays

Passport? Check. Floppy hat? Check.

Summer fashion

One suitcase and a 20Kg bag allowance.

That’s a pretty tall order for gals who can’t choose between the pink dress or the red one, but a few smart fashion choices will give you a whole lot more bang for your buck when it comes to packing.

From pieces that do double duty to the must-buy bits that’ll leave more room in your case on the way home, we’ve found the summer essentials that’ll make switching up your holiday #OOTD hella easy.

Here’s what to pack…

The statement wedge

Partying ’til dawn in a hot Ibiza club requires two things: stamina and a comfortable pair of party shoes. Ditch the multiple pairs of stilettos and pack a pair of wedges instead, they’ll add height and keep your totsies pain-free until the wee hours.

River Island Espadrille Wedge

Espadrille wedge, €65, River Island

Asos Wedge

Wedge sandal, €45.07, Asos

The floppy hat

Essential for keeping the sun off your eyes and away from your delicate skin, the floppy hat is a beach holiday must-have. Don’t leave the hotel without one! Bonus point: you can stash extras like biknis and underwear inside the hat to save on case space.

River Island White Floppy Hat

White floppy hat, €10, River Island

A secondary pair of sunnies

Don’t wanna sport the exact same pair of sunglasses in all of your sunny dayz selfies? Be sure to invest in a second pair to switch up your everyday outfits. Here are a few of our faves.

River Island Gold Tone Sunnies


Gold tone sunnies, €17, River Island

Asos Unicorn Sunglasses

Unicorn sunglasses, €21.17, Asos

The beach cover up 

Show those harmful rays who’s boss and be sure to wear a cover up when the sun is at it’s strongest between midday and 4pm. We love this cute kimono for doing just that…

New Look Stripe Waist Kimino

Kimono, €13.45, New Look

The swimsuit

Bikinis are great and all, but sometimes you don’t want to bare all. Especially when you’ve overindulged at the breakfast buffet for three days straight. Guilty! We reckon these one-pieces are fab…

Missguided Suns Out Buns Out

Swimsuit, €23.94, Missguided

Asos Free Society Cutout

Cutout swimsuit, €45.07, Free Society @ Asos

The day-to-night dress

Lounge all day and party all night. This gorge-o dresses will take you from beach to bar no problem, just add cocktails.

New Look Dress

Strappy dress, €39.99, New Look

The comfy day shoe

Flip flops and sandals not your thing? Consider a pair of espadrilles. They’re casual, comfy and a firm favourite with Gigi and Taylor too.


Stripe espadrille, €28.15, Asos

The wear-it-with-everything tote

Why bring four bags when you only need one? Big enough to stash all your beach gear for the day and small enough to rock with a bodycon for night, we’re all over this bring-‘it-everywhere bag.

Asos Tote

Blush tote, €35, Asos

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