The escapism that a holiday provides is also an opportunity to dress up, not that we should need an excuse to don our fine attire and strut our stuff!

Truly Blue Handkerchief Hem DressHowever, time away from the daily routine of work, bills and housekeeping is also time away from your regular wardrobe, whether that be enjoying the tropics or discovering other town and cities in the country you live.  I’ve compiled a few holiday glamour tips for you to include in your packing.


What to wear, and what to pack?

Holiday Packing

Clothes that are interchangeable, made in fabrics of quality, a splash of colour and colour blocking, yes a yellow cardigan does work with a purple dress.  The camisole top made in a fine rib jersey, cotton shorts and a lightweight swing cardigan, that’s one look.

Skirts bias cut, mini, maxi or in-between worn with wedge shoes, a striking belt if warranted, again the camisole top can make its appearance, with eye catching jewellery gemstones or costume, again a look of individuality.

Jersey fabrics and mixed fibres travel well so dresses, short sleeved or sleeveless, lengths can vary depending on your comfort zone. Whilst it’s tricky to compete against the panoramic scenery that is nature’s myriad colour catwalk, abstract and print dresses of bold design are equally breathtaking.

Footwear: sandals, wedges, kitten heels, high heels, to daringly strappy and high, it’s all part of the fun.

Your evening wear is another opportunity to sparkle, an evening trouser suit in jersey lurex fabric or the handkerchief hem dress that doubles from day to evening celebrating sun-kissed legs.  As the evening turns a little cooler out comes that gorgeous sparkly shawl/shrug, the silk scarf with tassels, the pashmina.  Clever cover ups placed gently around your shoulders for that after dinner walk along the beach front, or coffee on the veranda.

A holiday wardrobe can also be the starting point for the transformation you always wanted to embark upon, above all, remember to have a fabulous time and take lots of pictures!