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Style Advisor: The Holiday Wardrobe Update

Style Advisor: The Holiday Wardrobe Update

Switching off can be hard, even when you’re swapping emails for blue seas, big skies, and nothing much to do but sit back on a lounger and bask in the sun. (Tip: uninstall Instagram for a few days, it’ll do you the world of good.) What shouldn’t be hard is curating your holiday wardrobe. Holidays are a time for freedom and fun, and the same thing applies to what you choose to wear when you’re jetting off for some much-needed vitamin D. Whether you opt for the colourful decadence of Dolce & Gabbana’s Mediterranean-inspired prints, or the romantic femininity of a blousy Zimmermann dress, your off-grid attire should set the mood and work for your chosen destination, be it a glamorous getaway on the Amalfi coast or a tropical beach escape. Transition into holiday mode with our guide to elegant vacation dressing.

A female model wearing a white cotton blousy 1980s-style summer midi dress with a wide black leather Valentino V logo belt, a pale pink Valentino Rockstud clutch and a pair of pale pink Valentino leather sliders

DAYTIME CHIC

For strolls around the medina, lunch at a beachside trattoria or a bit of window shopping on La Croisette, opt for our favourite summer staple, a white cotton dress. Chic and breezy, this Off-White style has high-fashion credentials and offers an urban-inspired alternative to typical summer dresses. Style it up with a statement Valentino belt, leather sliders and a sun-kissed glow.

MEDITERANNEAN GLAMOUR

Nothing says ‘summer’ like Dolce and Gabbana’s iconic prints. Colourful, vibrant and lots of fun, they exude the spirit of ‘la dolce vita’. This season, shorts have overtaken skirts as our mini of choice. Wear with flat sandals for the beach, or dress them up with a blouse and Saint Laurent’s iconic wedges for dancing the Ibizan night away.

The legs of a femal model sat on a wicker chair wearing red, blue, green, yellow and white printed shorts and black Saint Laurent wedges with YSL logo
A female model wearing a white Zimmermann mini dress with all-over lilac floral print and a very pale pink Chloe C small bag

VACATION ELEGANCE

Feminine, romantic and resort-ready, Australian label Zimmermann is our go-to for summer style. Those Aussies know a thing or two about warm-weather dressing. This floral-patterned, pleated mini dress is a holiday evening hero. Wear with pastel-coloured accessories for late-night seafood suppers eaten al fresco beneath the stars.