We’re getting close to our Christmas in July break, and a get-away to Europe or the somewhat more nearby Asia is exactly what it takes to recharge your batteries after half a year of intense work. For those lucky ones who’ve already completed their planning, have reserved a hotel room and bought plane tickets, all that’s really left is the pre-departure prep: the packing. It’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to bring with you and what items are absolutely a must for a holiday far away from home.
What to pack for a trip to Europe
Every year the “everyone’s in Europe except for me” time comes around, but this time it is not you who’s staying behind! What to pack for a trip to Europe? It's quite easy, actually, simply your favourite summer clothes. July and August promise to be hot in Europe so prepare and have look at indulging in something pretty for yourself: a nice accessory to refresh your summer wardrobe, a brand new bikini for the beach, and a pair of sandals for those walks in the city.
If you’re looking to refresh your wardrobe before your travels and you’re looking for summer essentials, I recommend Vestiaire Collective and their inspiring curated collections. They have the absolute must haves of the season and you’re always sure to score a certified, high quality pre-owned piece no one else will have. I’ve put together a list of my favourite items to wear during the warm weather you’ll be facing in Europe, so go ahead and a have a look.
Deciding what to pack for your travels can be quite difficult. You’ve got a limit, you can’t bring everything you’d like, there is simply no space. So here are my 4 must have summer essentials for your Europe travels from Vestiaire Collective you’re surely going to use over and over again.
My top 4 summer essentials
- Summer dress
- Statement accessories
1. The perfect summer dress
Lightweight, multicoloured, floral midi dresses are your go-to for this year’s Europe trip. They’re absolute favourites over there, with silk dresses taking the lead.
2. It-bags for the beach and for the evening
I mean, Europe trip + summer = beach, all day long. Without a doubt you need a shopper and a straw maxi bag. For nighttime, opt for the bag trend of 2018: bamboo clutches. You’re sure going to love bringing those with you.
- Stylebop$609.00Marc Jacobs
The Tag 27 Leather Tote BagMore details
Bea Woven Cotton Toteone sizeMore details
Bea Woven Cotton Tote - Offone sizeMore details
St Tropez Mini Pompom-embellished Embroidered Woven Straw Toteone sizeMore details
- Stylebop$2,135.00Max Mara
Anit7l Embossed Leather ShopperMore details
3. Comfortable yet fabulous sandals
This summer Europe’s going crazy for flat sandals. Even with a bit of a low-heel you’d make the right choice. Go for jewelled sandals, slippers, mules and sliders, as well as always stylish espadrilles.
- Stylebop$839.00Giuseppe Zanotti
Embellished Patent Leather Sandals36 37 38 39 40 41More details
Classic Espadrilles36 37 38 39More details
- Stylebop$235.00Ancient Greek Sandals
Maria Leather Sandals36 37 38 39 40More details
- Stylebop$245.00Ancient Greek Sandals
Kynthia Leather Sandals36 37 38 39 41More details
- Stylebop$899.00Max Mara
Dayan Leather Mules with Knot DetailEU36 EU37 EU38 EU39More details
- Stylebop$865.00Nicholas Kirkwood
Casati Leather Sandals with Pearls36 37 39 41More details
4. Statement accessories to complete the outfit
What must haves are you bringing along? Let me know in the comments!