Work is out, temperatures are hot, vacation mood is on. Pure fun, lots of ice cream and spending as many days as possible near water are our only plans for the next two months. Summer is the season of simplicity so when it comes to packing think about versatile pieces grounded in light-colored neutrals that will take you from the beach to dinner in the city and back. Here are our getaway essentials…
1. Flattering, yet comfortable swimwear
This one is pretty obvious… Nothing feels better than swimwear that flatters your body, supports you when you choose to be active and imparts confidence while still staying comfortable. 05 Studio effortlessly modern, refined swimwear pieces do just that and feel and fit as good as they look. Grounded in seasonless neutrals like grey and blue and focused on distinctive details, the pieces are multifunctional and can easily transform from swimwear to underwear and beyond.
2. Perfect cover up
One of the many ironies of life? The best looks usually come from the least effort. White shirt is a classic choice that looks surprisingly elegant on the beach and offsets tan like nothing else. It can be buttoned or tied, cuffed or worn tied around your waist, possibilities are limitless. My second pick, comfortable linen dress is a great alternative. Luxuriously light and barely there, tied at the waist for a sip of rosé at the bar or neatly discarded come time for a dip. So… white shirt or comfortable dress? Choice is your, I know I will pack both.
3. Timeless jewellery
Sometimes all it takes is a carefully chosen accessory to transform and instantly update any ensemble. Prepare to make the most of your packed outfits with timeless pieces that shine especially when the sun comes out.
4. Beauty essentials for summer glow
Summer months are an ideal time to streamline your beauty routine: replace heavy creams with cooling gels and sprays, simplify your shower with a one-step cleansing conditioner, use all natural summer oil to keep your skin moisturized and locks shiny, and leave behind lipstick for a nourishing lip balm. And one thing that goes without saying: SPF! Repeat after me: sunscreen, sun hats, sunnies. Non-negotiable, all day, every day!
5. Generously sized carryall
Every beach trip needs a huge bag to pack in your colorful towel, bottle of water to keep you hydrated and something to read in between beach naps and dips in the sea. Our reading suggestions? Find them here.
You’re all set! Happy summer!
Selected by: Sandra Gubenšek