Top 10 must-haves for your next vacation

2 June 2018

by Isabelle Ohnemus

Top 10 must-haves for your next vacation

If you’ve left packing until the very last minute, our 10-piece edit is all you need right now.

1. Shorts

Photo: Everest Isles Lookbook

We’re all about packing light so it’s great news that the boardshort crosses over from merely swimwear to casual wear this season onwards. Practical pockets are added with retro details you can rock in the pool and on the street.

Shop On EyeFitU: Beach Pool Party (GBP): Gucci, Versace, Adidas, Fila

2. Trousers

Photo:  Pitti Uomo, Fashion Streets Shanghai, April 2018

The pleated tapered look is in. Throw casual slacks and chinos into your suitcase (OK, fold them first please). Voluminous to the knees, then narrow at the ankles, they offer an outfit starting point after sundown.

3. T-shirts

Photo:  Topman, Marks & Spencer

Wear retro stripes to match your deckchair! Two-tone options work for conservative dressers, while wide bands in youthful color picks are instant holiday hits.

4. Shirts

Photo: F&F, Marks & Spencer

You can’t go on vacation without a vacation shirt and tropical resort styles pair so well with casual trousers (see above). Surfer slick palm leaves and floral motifs reign on, with bright jungle foliage tapping into SS18’s Midnight Resort trend.

Shop On EyeFitU: Bohemian Summer Shirts (USD): Topman

5. Jackets

Photo: Boohoo SS18, Fashion Streets (Shanghai, London) 

For cooler evenings, pack a slouchy trucker denim jacket. The power of streetwear has propelled this piece into a must-buy. Look out for relaxed sleeves and dropped shoulders.

6. Sandals

Photo:  @brownsmens, Opening Ceremony

Start your summer right in branded pool slides. All rubber styles are an obvious beach holiday favorite with contrast logos catching the eye. Style with socks to channel an arty vibe.

7. Sneakers

Second on the shoe list are chunky sole runners. Blissfully comfy on long plane rides, the 1990’s inspired pairs feel new with angular soles and multi-platform sections.

Shop On EyeFitU: Summer Party (USD): Alexander McQueen, Gucci Eyewear, Versace

8. Smart shoes

Photo: Viberg, Loro Piana

The modern espadrille ticks off your footwear checklist. Embodying ‘smart casual’, the basic shape gets sophisticated in peached suede, with low-heeled leather soles.

9. Bags

Photo: Palm Angels, GCDS SS18

Snap up an adaptable cross-body bag for your trip. Whether on a graffiti tour in Medellin or hitting the clubs in Ibiza, a two-in-one accessory is always a good idea.

10. Hats

Photo: Express, River Island

Backpack getting full? Finish with a logo trucker cap. An evolution from the core baseball cap, this accessory goes with just about everything… meanwhile, it will protect you from the sun too. Winning.

Shop On EyeFitU: Summer Holiday (EUR): Balenciaga, Nike, Versace