What does a Vogue stylist take on holiday? Reluxe founder, Clare Richardson shares the pieces that will be making it into her suitcase this summer.
A Bold Splash
I think the secret to great swimwear is making sure it reflects your personality and complements the rest of your wardrobe. So take look at your holiday clothes - if everything is quite minimalist with muted colours, then a super bright bikini may disrupt the coherence of your overall outfit and make you feel less confidence. We have a great selection of swimwear on Reluxe right now - I love the early noughties vibes that the Gucci logo swimsuit is giving me.
I always look for natural fabrics as these will keep you cool and allow the skin to breathe under the heat. They will also wash well - and any stains/marks can usually be removed by leaving them on a sunny washing line for a few days. The Pippa Holt kaftans have really become cult pieces and I love how easy it is to throw on and accessorise in lots of different ways - like this Anaak x Relove piece can look so chic.
Beach to Bar
I think we are all guilty of sometimes wanting to save things for special occasions but I always believed in the concept of really wearing and loving your clothes. Don't just keep those lovely summery dresses for that one summer wedding... take advantage of the sunshine and put on those pieces that make you feel great. I love the shape of Tove dresses, they are so flattering, they will be my go-to dress for the summer.
The Sunny Charm
There is absolutely no reason you can't wear jewellery on the beach - whatever makes you happy! I think holiday jewellery is a great way to take an outfit from day to night - add a statement bangle and some fabulous flats and your beach coverup take on a whole new lease of life.