Planning your wardrobe for your impending summer holiday is sometimes as (or more) fun as being on one.

If you’re currently chained to your desk, dreaming of lounging at an exotic beach, sipping some seriously colourful beverages, you’re not alone. But while dreaming of this picture-perfect location, if you’re also imagining yourself in some striking bathing suits with complementing accessories along with the ‘it’ bag of the season — it’s time to curate that holiday wardrobe.

Dressing up for a holiday is all about escaping your reality and having some fun. If you’re someone who sticks to strictly neutrals, make it a point to experiment with colours on your break. Try that silhouette which is too risque for your everyday style. Ditch your dependable tote for a cool raffia or wicker basket bag. Give your standard dainty bejewels a rest and take the statement-making pieces out for a spin. The bigger the hat the better. Pack a number of sunglasses, matching them with the style of your chosen silhouettes.
The idea is to let yourself free, even sartorially. Summer holiday wardrobe should be all about breathable fabrics, flowing cuts, prints, colours and textures that are vibrant and lively. While curating your looks, make sure to create combinations that are versatile. Keep it easy to mix and match.

Although there cannot be one single list of essentials that will be applicable to all, but here are some basics to build on. When shopping for your summer break, make sure to add a number of bathing suits, sarongs, summer dresses, overthrows, kaftans, a large tote, statement-making accessories like sunglasses, gold hoops, chunky bangles and an oversized hat that can protect you from the sun. In terms of shoes, opt for slides, flip flops and tie-up sandals that will give your outfit an additional bohemian-chic touch.

To help you further, we’ve put together a list of holiday essentials you can shop from.

You can shop all the above mentioned items from Net-A-Porter 

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