“Summer summer summer time” sings Will Smith. Yes it’s summer time and PZ to the rescue for you ladies on what to pack for your much-anticipated summer holidays! As a seasoned traveller, I present to you some of the best and coolest ideas to keep you fresh, fantastic and sexy. Trust me…
Say goodbye to those heavy, dreary black corporate roll-on suitcases. TUMI’s latest collection comes in chartreuse, magenta, marine, sahara, blue etc. For the traveller who appreciates the virtues of “traveling light,” this is the ideal case. It weighs 25%-35% less than comparable cases and offers a roomy interior within a convenient, international carry-on size. So not only is it practical, but cool.
What could be more comfortable than to travel on the plane in a pair of rolled-up cuff cotton chinos by Current/Elliot, denim jacket, funky t-shirt and satchel bag slung across? Go stylish, comfortable and effortlessly funky. *available at net-a-porter.com*
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN scarf:
It’s always cold on the plane, so why not bring a pashmina scarf that you can wear stylishly every day and keep you warm on the flight? Alexander McQueen’s pashmina scull scarf is fashionista. *available at net-a-porter.com*
CHANEL eye masks:
Hard to get a good night sleep on the plane? Then why not bring your very own elegant Chanel eye masks for your beauty sleep? It comes with its own Chanel puff pouch. Chic!
ANYA HINDMARCH tote:
Being on the beach, doesn’t mean you have to carry a plastic bag. Try Anya Hindmarch’s cute Beach Bag Canvas Tote, with its bikini design. *available on net-a-porter.com*
If you’re thinking of buying the latest Apple iPad so you can download all your favorite summer reading from iBook (instead of lugging around those heavy novels), then why not upgrade your model to the latest bling sensation of Diamond iPad, a limited edition with Mervis Diamonds and Apple, consisting of 11.43 carats of diamonds. Now that’s what I call bling-bling book reading!
LANCOME JUICY TUBES:
Funny how on the plane, it’s common for lips to dry out. So rather than arriving as if you’ve kissed a gorilla, try out Lancome’s cute limited edition Juicy Tubes 100% Natural Origin designed by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Perfect for juicy lips!
KIEHL’S ACAI range:
It goes without saying that our skin dries up quickly after a long flight, so rehydrate with Kielh’s hot sensation limited edition Acai range that has been designed by artist Jeff Koons, singer/rapper Pharrell Williams, actress Julianne Moore and surfer Malia Jones for Earth Day. Proceeds go to Rainforest Alliance.
TORY BURCH ballerina shoes:
Summer is meant to be the time when you don’t have to walk in painfully high heels. Throw on these fabulous Tory Burch rory leather and croche flats for the ultimate elegance, and some white capri pants, and you’re ready! *available on net-a-porter.com*
PALOMA BARCELO wedge sandals:
Looking for some comfort and yet a sexy edge when it comes to shoes for either day or night? Then look no further to Paloma Barcelo’s hot acacia wedge espadrille sandals. *available on net-a-porter.com*
Whether you’re in Ibiza, St Tropez or the Hamptons, this Missoni bikini keeps you stylish and sexy. Made of lurex knit, it’s double practicality is the bikini is reversible.
ETRO cover up:
Unless you have a body like Giselle, I would recommend a gorgeous sexy cover up on the beach, that will have you looking fashionably fabulous. Try Etro’s sequin embellished silk chiffon pancho over your bikini. *available on net-a-porter.com*
Or opt for this beautiful bead-embellished tunic by Melissa Odabash for either during the day, on the beach or thrown on with white capri pants for an elegant summer evening style. Either way, you’ll look St Tropez ready! *available on net-a-porter.com*
EUGENIA KIM panama hat:
Who doesn’t go around these days without a sexy panama hat on the beach? Keeps you shaded, sexy and stylish, so try on this Eugenia Kim straw panama hat for size. *available on net-a-porter.com*
You can never go wrong with a pair of white cotton shorts in your summer wardrobe. Style it with almost anything from a funky tee to a silk chiffon blouse in the day or structure it in the evening with a blazer or tuxedo jacket. It should be your staple piece this summer! *available on net-a-porter.com*
What I love best about a maxi dress is its versatility from beachy day wear to elegant evening dress. It’s brilliantly practical and yet chic, so try my favorite Brit designer Matthew Williamson’s gorgeous blur lace silk chiffon column gown for great style! *available on net-a-porter.com*
OSCAR DE LA RENTA necklace:
Going on holiday doesn’t mean you leave behind your beloved accessories. So bring Oscar de la Renta’s funky chain necklace that states tough-luxe. You can wear this during the day, or in the evening for extra glam. *available on net-a-porter.com*
LANVIN clutch bag:
For dinner you won’t be lugging around your beach tote, so carry that cute clutch bag for all your essentials. Lanvin’s pouchette Oulala mariage clutch is elegant and sensual, adorned with a raw-trimmed chiffon pompom and transparent Swarovski crystals. *available on net-a-porter.com*
As you can see, there are no excuses to not fit essential items in your bag. So for beach vacations, all you need is an array of floaty dresses for the evening, two swimming costumes, a sarong or cover up, a tunic or men’s button-down shirt, a pair of shorts, a couple of tank tops, a pair of khakis rolled up /capri pants, a pair of flats and a pair of heels, one necklace accessory, a clutch, a tote and … your plane ticket. Bon voyage ladies!