Do you want to be a trend setting jet setter this year? It’s always exciting to plan out your holiday outfits before you go, especially if you’re trying not to cram too much into your suitcase (we know, it’s hard!). But whether you’ve booked up a beach holiday, weekend city break or an adventure trip of a lifetime, you want to rock the perfect look while you’re away!
That’s why we’ve put together a handy guide to help you choose the right accessories for your trip. No matter where in the world you go, we’ve got you covered. Check out our guide below for our advice on how to accessorise on your holidays.
Accessorising for: The airport
Before the plane even takes off, you can be setting the tone for your holiday look. To travel in style and accessories like a pro, you first need to choose the perfect bag to take away with you. The size of which will depend on how long you’re going away for, but you can opt for a beautiful weekend bag or a stylish wheel suitcase to kick start your holiday style!
Next, you can upgrade your airport outfit with a look that’s both comfortable and cool. Think oversized jumpers or sweatshirts with leggings or tracksuits for comfort. Then pair this with some classy but classic studs (you don’t want anything too big or irritating when you’re travelling) and dainty bracelets. Finally, throw your hair up in a messy bun and finish the look with some great shades and a stretch bracelet that’s easy to remove when going through security. You are now officially rocking that stylish airport look!
Accessorising for: A sunny beach break
Perhaps one of our favourite holidays, the sunny beach break is always a welcome change from the daily grind and it’s always great filling our summer wardrobes with beach essentials. So if you’re heading off to sunny shores this year, you’ll want to pack the perfect accessories for your trip.
Though not an accessory, it is of course also vital that you pack your suncream – lobster red skin is not a look you want to be wearing! But if you feel you could use some more protection, you can always cover up with a light scarf or sarong, or alternatively a thin shirt will keep you looking cool and shaded.
In terms of your style, the beach break is your perfect chance to rock your linen trousers or your favourite summer dress. Choose white or light coloured items to really show off your tan! You can then accessorise your look by adding some signature shades (also perfect for keeping the sun out your eyes as you relax on your desk chair, book in hand) and a beautiful floppy hat.
Beach breaks are all about the cool and casual look, so match your bikini with a colourful kaftan and choose some stand out sandals to go with it. Shells, beads or gemstone embellished sandals always look great. Alternatively, make a statement with some gladiator sandals instead.
Plus, straw bags and cute totes are perfect for carrying your belongings to the beach, but also for completing your look. And don’t forget, your beach towel counts as an accessory too, so choose a cute print towel to take with you, if it features ice lollies, mermaids or cocktails – even better!
Accessorising for: A weekend city stay
If you’re going on a city break, this is your perfect chance to rock city chic, somewhere close to the sea like Barcelona is perfect for this look, but you also want to make sure you’re prepared for busy days exploring and soaking up the culture. Keep it cool and comfy with trainers, or sandals if the weather is a little warmer. Just make sure that whatever you wear on your feet they aren’t going to rub or make your feet ache while you’re walking (because you’ll probably be doing a lot of exploring!).
Keep your outfits simple and stylish, then dress these up with statement jewellery. Wearing multiple rings and layered jewellery is very in right now, so choose bright and happy colours to pair with your skinny jeans or summer dress.
However if your chosen city is on the chilly side this time of year, choose a stylish trench or crepe coat to keep you warm. If it’s really cold, throw on a scarf to complete the look. But make sure you’ve got something sensible underneath for when you’re ducking in and out of local eateries, bars and museums.
Accessorising for: An adventure holiday
Whether you’re climbing up a mountain, skiing or cycling, adventure holidays call for a no fuss and practical style. But this doesn’t mean you can’t also accessorise. Choose a comfortable set of hiking boots or training, or complete your skiing style with a great set of goggles and an on-trend ski suit.
You’ll probably be on the move a lot, so sandals and a summer dress just aren’t going to cut it! Pair your favourite denims with a lightweight jacket so you’re prepared for every eventuality. And wrap it all up in the perfect bag! Whether that’s a new wheel suitcase or a cute backpack for scaling a mountain. It’s all about creating effortless but practical style.
Accessorising for: A dreamy cruise
If you’re heading off on a cruise, you’ll probably be stopping at a number of different destinations along the way, so you may also want incorporate some of the accessory tips from our beach or city break sections too (depending on where you’re stopping).
But when you’re cruising around a good bag is going to be your best friend. You’ll want your belongings to be easily accessible as you get on and off the boat. And you’ll certainly want your camera to hand for all the photo opportunities! So choose a stylish tote, backpack or even a small side bag if you’re not carrying too much. But remember to leave enough room for a bottle of water and some suncream.
And what better time to embrace nautical-inspired accessories than when you’re on a boat. Think knots and chains, anchors, puka shells and of course blue and white stripy tops and dresses.