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The Five Items You Can't Leave Home Without
This weekend has finally given us our first taste of summer, and with the temperature hitting 30 degrees, I couldn’t be more excited for a few upcoming interstate travel plans. If you’e anything like me, packing isn’t a chore - it’s the start to an amazing getaway. I love making lists, whipping out the suitcase and making sure I don’t leave home without the essentials for a good holiday - but where do you start? Often, packing can seem overwhelming and even stressful, living in a state of panic that you might forget your favourite tea dress. The answer to your packing nightmare prayers you may ask? Why lyst.com.au, obviously.
I’ve rounded up the five items that I believe are essentials for any quick summer getaway, and I did it all with the help of this amazing website, that offers thousands of designers and millions of products, making your packing ‘lyst’ a world easier all at one online destination.
Though these may seem obvious, we are all guilty of forgetting at least one of them at some point in time, and no one wants to be left standing on the beach without a bikini due to a packing failure. Without further ado, here are the items you need for your next trip, all with the help of this fashion search engine.
1. The Swimsuit
Thank you captain obvious. But seriously, there is no need to bring multiple pairs of togs, all you need is a good quality one piece or a bikini if that is more your style. I recommend sticking to something simple and elegant, for minimal cringe factor in the years to come. This season, Bec & Bridge are producing sleek suits like this one that double as a bodysuit undershorts. If you want to go for something with a little bit of detail and wow factor, this Marysia Swim bikini is in every fashion bloggers suitcase this year.
2. The Bag
When on holiday, I believe a tote/shopper bag is the best way to go, especially if you are purely vacationing. They are lightweight, easy to cary, and fit anything and everything, for those unexpected (or planned) shopping stops along the way. Not as bulky as a backpack, lighter than your over the shoulder bag and easily folded away, these (one, two, three) simple but statement logo totes are just a few that will make any ‘gram pop.
3. The Sunnies
No road trip or interstate holiday is complete without a signature pair of sunnies. Personally, I am a massive fan of any and all Ray-Bans, whether they be a classic Wayfarer or something a little more on trend, like these. Other brands like Le Specs offer more affordable alternatives without compromising on style or quality. After all, why not protect your eyes in style?
4. The Shoes
For me, shoes are a deal breaker while holidaying. They have the power to may your outfit or break your day, and there is absolutely nothing worse than walking around in pain whilst exploring a new town or city. Slides or sneakers are by far the most comfortable way to go, depending on the weather at your destination and how far you’ll be walking. Converse are my go-to when it comes to sneakers, and with red trending this season, I have my eye on these. For slides, Birkenstocks offer the ultimate comfort, but if you are after something a little more refined and elegant, look no further than this Senso pair.
5. The Hat
Last but definitely not least, every head needs a hat. Don't worry, I’ve done the digging to find you two alternatives that won’t only keep you sun-safe but will keep you on trend, from day to night, because the sun doesn’t have to be shining to be rocking this seasons most sensible trend. Baker Boy hats like this one have been taken from festivals to streetwear these past couple of months in the Northern Hemisphere, and there’s no doubt we will follow Down Under. For a more beach appropriate style, this straw fedora is timeless and provides lots of cover from the harsh Aussie rays.
This post has got me dreaming of summers past and a little overly excited for the one to come - I think a little online shopping is the perfect way to scratch that itch! Keep your eyes pealed for my upcoming summer city guide of Sydney, my birthplace and soul city in the next month or so. For now, I hope these pics of summers past will get you just as excited for warmer days.