If you are jetting off somewhere hot this summer but have only allowed yourself one piece of hand luggage (don’t worry, we get it too, not paying for extra luggage in the hold = more money for cocktails on the beach) here are a few key pieces that will give you plenty of choices no matter the occasion.
The focus when packing for hand luggage only is finding those key, gem pieces that will seamlessly carry you from the pool to the party and everything in between. Because we, as girls, know just how hard it is to nail the right selection of clothing for a holiday without inevitably over packing.
The first key piece for your bag is this dress. Pair it with sandals and a tote bag for ultimate comfort and coolness during the day, or swap the flats for a block heel and clutch bag for dinner and cocktails in the evening. The length keeps it appropriate for both day and night, and the little capped sleeves makes it flattering for all body types.
Next up we have a wide leg trouser. This is one trend that has been extremely dominant in stores and online this spring/summer – meaning there are plenty for you to choose from! Despite the cropped length of these trousers, the vertical lines will elongate the body giving the illusion of never ending legs (yes please!) The softness of the stripe also means that they can be paired with a bolder top half, don’t be afraid to mix your prints with this one!
Shoes can be something that is difficult to get right, so to avoid those unwelcomed blisters from exploring the streets all day we recommend these soft leather mules. These have the same comfort level of a flip-flop, but with added style and femininity. (Plus they take up minimum space in your baggage too)
Next - the perfect holiday crop. The little frill that runs across the neckline keeps it on trend, but also simple enough to be worn and carried through to the next several summers with you. Paired with high-wasted trousers or skirts, this playful top is perfect addition to your holiday wardrobe.
This t-shirt needs no explanation. Perfect for throwing over a bikini and heading to the beach, or with a skirt, sandals and chunky accessories for during the evening. The bold colour keeps it fun and lively, perfect for that holiday vibe.
This is not a drill - we have found your perfect holiday heels! Large enough to still make you feel glamorous and girly, but small enough to keep you going in them all night. The chunky shape of the heel also means that your feet will be thanking you later. Not to mention that they will go with anything you bring!
We are loving the return of the denim skirt at Caledonista HQ and what better addition to your holiday wardrobe than this one?! It is youthful yet timeless plus it can be worn for any occasion – swap the mules for the heels and just head straight to the bar!
The material of this shopper means it can be rolled, folded and squeezed inside your hand luggage, economising on space, but definitely not on style. This one is the ideal size for chucking anything and everything inside, with a comfy leather strap that won’t harm your shoulder, take it with you exploring, to the beach, or to the pool!
Last but not least, we have found the ideal sized carry-on bag for your journey (unintentionally matching the rose gold holiday heels), with four wheels perfect for rushing through the airport. Because if you’re going to have a battle squeezing everything into the one bag for a holiday, at least make it a pretty one, right?