Already have plans for a blissful holiday this time of year? Here’s what to pack
I’m just days away from my first solo trip to Australia, and packing the top travel essentials is the only thing on my mind right now! With just a backpack hauling all my clothes for the week, I have to be smart with what’s absolutely necessary and what’s simply a luxury for the trip. But if you’re doing this a little more luxe, lucky you! We’ve rounded up some chic yet functional fashion items and beauty products for you to get started with packing for that long-awaited mid-year getaway.
1. Archive by Alexa Misty Dress
If you’re packing for a romantic beachside destination, play up your flirty side and invest in a girly dress with a vintage feel, like this red hot number from the new Archive by Alexa collection at Marks & Spencer. It pairs well with brown leather sandals for the beach, or distressed ankle boots for heading out and about.
Find it: Available at Marks & Spencer Wheelock Place for $149.90.
2. Biotherm Aquasource Everplump
We loathe the dry air in planes, which is why moisturiser is everything when it comes to flying for long hours. Biotherm’s latest Aquasource Everplump is a moisturiser that provides 72-hour hydration, with a high density gel-like texture that smoothens and plumps skin instantly to get rid of any tightness you feel from traveling long-haul. Apply it right before the plane takes off, or give your skin a treat right after you’ve landed for long-lasting moisture.
3. Kipling Monkey Jungle Print bag
Planning how to lug your necessities while traveling can be a pain, which is why Kipling’s new Travelling Collection is carefully designed to help make it easier and fuss-free. Besides a line of sassily printed suitcases, Kipling has teamed up with American textile artist Heidi Chisholm to create the Art S and Art M carry-ons, which make perfect companions for all your plane-boarding needs thanks to its multi-way wearability (perfect for switching to cross-body mode for your day time adventuring!). We’re especially loving this Monkey Jungle Print one, inspired by Chisholm’s love for the crazy culture clashes of Africa, colours and patterns.
Find it: Available at Kipling standalone boutiques for $185.
4. Orbis Powder Wash
Don’t you just hate it when your favourite products leak in your bag while you travel? Say goodbye to constant worrying of the condition of your soaps by bringing a powder cleanser. This duo enzyme foaming wash comes in powder form and just needs water to lather up into a thick, creamy mousse for super easy cleansing while you’re on-the-go.
Find it: Available at ORBIS boutiques and counters for $25.
5. Veja x G.Kero sneakers
We may have just found the perfect pair of stylish yet practical sneakers for those long days of walking and sightseeing, girls. The printed parrot Esplar sneakers designed by artist Marguerite Bartherotte, founder of G.Kero, were sold out within 24 hours when it first launched in France, and is now available here in Singapore! Inspired by the landscapes of Rio de Janeiro, Marguerite designed the new pattern of playful elements in Brazilian colours and rich hues, meshing with the comfort of Veja’s ecological and chic sneakers which are made of organic cotton and wild rubber from the Amazon.
Find it: Available at Rue Madame for $225.
6. Innisfree Long wear cushion
To combat the hassle of taking every foundation you own on your vacay, put your trust in just one long-wearing product, girls! The cushion foundation craze is here to stay, and Innisfree has just launched its Eco-Handkerchief Campaign with a line of its best-selling products housed in the limited edition packaging – including the Long Wear Cushion. Get a complimentary refill with your purchase during this limited edition launch!
Find it: Available at Innisfree stores for $34.