Vacation Style: A Modern Packing Guide
27th June, 2023
As we all know, the art to packing a good vacation wardrobe is versatility. It goes without saying what you pack largely depends on your destination but for the most, your outfits need to be wearable around the clock, as well as having an aesthetic to suit the most varied of scenarios. Fortunately, Fabric of Society are forging the landscape in collating cult conceptual brands and directional designs all in one space, making sourcing those hard-to-find holiday pieces a breeze. Whether you’re jetting off to the coast, exploring a city, or relaxing at a resort, here are our five foundational staples to have you vacation ready.
There’s nothing better than discovering hidden gems in a new city but if you’re spending your time sight-seeing, the chances are you’ll be doing a lot of walking. Eytys low top sneakers have a cutting-edge design without sacrificing on style, making them the ideal shoe to embrace a more active vacation; team with a pleated midi skirt such as C2H4’s for a modern tailored aesthetic.
Multi-layers are beneficial for when the temperature changes, LVIR’s denim shirt is the ideal easy-to-wear throw-on item teamed with Last Frame’s Market tote bag for all your holiday purchases. If you’re heading back to the hotel to change for dinner, a silk dress and a pair of Wandler‘s minimalist mules are the ideal look for a modern metropolitan vibe (just be sure to pack the travel steamer!).
Retail Analyst and Fashion Stylist Joseph Manktelow-Pimm recommends prioritising comfort on vacation, he states “Comfort is key to exploring a bustling city or cruising along the coast. Opt for clothing made from breathable fabrics like cotton or linen.” Hanoi-based Subtle Le Nguyen’s fluted sleeved shirt steps up to the mark as an elevated basic; use as a cover up in the day or team with luxe silk pieces for a chic evening look. Floaty, fluid items that adapt with the ever-changing temperatures and climates of the coast will bring advantageous options to you vacation wardrobe. Loose flowing midi skirts and wearable long-length trousers will provide comfort whilst cruising along the coastline. Strategic footwear choices make for stepping on and off boat easier, the minimalist chic design of Yume Yume’s flat leather
sandals offer a functional piece with design still being at the forefront.
If you’re staying at a resort, your mainstay is relaxation so look for textures and fabrics that are both breathable in the heat and ultra-comfortable for lounging in. SRVC’s elegant cardigan has a hyper-luxe edge to it, the directional cut-outs and intricate detailing act as a contemporary cover-up over your swimwear; ideal for cocktails around the pool. Aries Tie-Dye pants are the perfect attire for a rejuvenating post-spa session, the relaxed fit makes them easy to wear and the 100% luxe silk composition keeps you feeling cool in warmer climates. For a day to night top, Coperni’s mesh top with its delicate draping and contemporary cut-outs adds an instant luxury feel to any look. Additionally, the beautiful silhouettes from Ionnes with their effortlessly, elegant aesthetic make them the ideal choice for the evenings; the draped maxi dress with its rich, terracotta tone will compliment any Insta-worthy sunset.
The outfit you travel in needs an equal level of consideration to the curation of your vacation wardrobe. If flying to your destination then comfort is imperative, ditch the denim and opt for a directional ensemble of forward-thinking separates. Co-ords are key to travelling in style as they add instant elevation to any look, not only do they keep you looking of-the-moment at the airport, you can mix and match them effortlessly with various items to extend your holiday wardrobe. Le 17 September’s boat neck top and ribbed trousers are made from the softest fabric to ensure maximum comfort with minimalist style. Equally, unisex designs from Polish designer MISBHV such as their velour streetwear pieces will add a alternative edge to your look.
Yume Yume’s iconic chunky slides will complete your outfit, stylish yet super practical for the plane.