Sitting by the bay watching the sunset fall with your favourite cocktail in your hand. In that moment you realise it was all worth it.

A summer escape to Bali or winter escape to Prague are at times what keeps us going (real or imaginary). Shopping for the holidays however, is as stressful as it is exciting. Can I be adventurous and step out of my comfort zone? Or should I take it easy and wear the same things that have made me comfortable at home? There are so many options to choose from.

Summer Holiday

Booking that long awaited summer holiday can be the perfect opportunity to add some adventurous outfits to your closet. Make each step treading along the beach lighter with a lightweight wrap or cami dress in a bright colour that suits your skin tone.

Remember to pack linen shorts also for effortless style and comfort. Depending on when you are flying off into your holiday, summer nights can get surprisingly chilly. Pack a light-knitted cardigan for the chilly summer breeze. if you have enough capsule wardrobe items in your closet, everything you buy for the summer holiday can act as a layering or accent piece, so don’t be afraid to spend!

Where to buy: We recommend looking at the offerings on Spell, Camilla and DVF. Find your perfect beach friendly holiday clothes personalised to your shape for free here.

Winter Holiday

A winter holiday means lots of layers, enough layers that you can still have a good time without being absolutely freezing. A trans-seasonal trench coat is an amazing piece to carry along with you, to put underneath or on top of your fur.

Don’t forget to buy your sweaters in two sizes – one basic, body-fitting one followed by an oversized standout sweater. This allows you to overlay the thinner sweater with other cosy items on top, and for your oversize sweaters to be thrown on top of all the layers you want (and need) to wear.

Where to buy: For all of your holiday wrap-ups we recommend Dion Lee, Decjuba and Uniqlo. To shop the brands and 40+ more curated to your taste, get your personalised recommendations here.

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Going for another occasion? Check out our dress codes for all occasions.