Capsule packing for beach to bar

Capsule packing for beach to bar

With summer fast approaching its time to start thinking about our glorious summer holidays, whether that’s a weekend in Blackpool or two weeks sunning yourself in Barbados, and of course our minds immediately go to the luggage restrictions. So, what are we going to pack?

One of the biggest dilemmas for beach loving fashionistas is how to make that easy transition from the beach to the bar, in one easy, failsafe step. Here are a few great ideas to help you go from sunkissed sunbather to pretty partygoer.

Coverups: A sun loving lady should never be without a cover-up – that means that if you need to go anywhere you don’t have to strut around in only a bikini and see through sarong. So, what are the best cover-ups to transform your look?

One of the easiest looks to pull off is to wear a maxi – you can wear it to the beach, unveil your bikini body, and then pop it back on for some bar hopping. Maxis are a great choice for a summer holiday – and they can be whatever you want them to be – demure, pretty, sultry and sexy.

We love this pretty animal maxi dress from Love Label for an easy day-to-night look.

If you’re planning on dancing the night away, you can achieve the same effect with a shorter summer dress. Go for something plain that you can dress up with accessories, such as this pleated lace dress from Love Label.

Accessories: The key to dressing up a dress for a night out is to choose lots of accessories that scream ‘night out’ rather than daytime boho chic. Opt for metallics and chunky pieces which are easy to fit into a bag and stick to one or two key pieces, rather than taking your whole jewellery collection (not so good when you have to carry it around all night).

Choose a couple of bangles from a set like this Mixed studded one or opt for a statement necklace like this metallic Marrakech beaded necklace.

Shoes: Shoes are often the key to an outfit. Leave your flip flops at home and instead opt for some pretty wedges or embellished sandals if you’re planning on going straight to the bar, as they are can easily go from day to night.

These pretty dusky pink ankle strap wedges from Love Label are low enough for day time but give some height for the night, while these holiday-perfect sandals from Ravel combine comfort and glamour.

Make-up: Take the essentials with you for a night out, but don’t go overboard. Stick to a simple sunkissed look with a metallic colour to highlight and lift the skin.

Touch up with a little cover-up…highlight with some warm bronze colours…and finish with a sweep of natural lip shimmer and the essential waterproof mascara.

So the key is to keep things simple and choose pieces that can be worn from day to night, or transformed with some statement accessories. Check out our holiday shop for a huge range of holiday-ready clothes and accessories. You want to look fab on holiday but you also want to spend more time outdoors and less time changing outfits, so keep the suitcase light and enjoy!

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  1. Posted by richard barrett on June 4, 2011

    the fact you know we all think of summer holidays what better way to introduce a reward program like airmiles to collect on purchases all year round. not only would we be spreading cost on purchases but also on our hols too.

  2. Posted by admin on June 5, 2011

    Hi Richard, thanks for your suggestion we’ll be sure to pass it on to the relevant team.

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