Time for a Spring getaway! I’m on my way to Santorini as we speak (follow along on Instagram @viennawedekind for more) to spend some sun-soaked days by the sea. But as we all know, packing for the holidays can be quite a challenge. Choosing the right essentials for a sunny getaway is key, to avoid extra baggage. That’s why I’ve teamed up with Zalando to share all the essentials you’ll need for a trip to warmer climates. Here’s the ultimate vacation wardrobe check-list:
Let’s start with the ultimate holiday essential: the perfect swimwear. Honestly, no vacation wardrobe is complete without the right bikini or bathing suit. It’s no secret that I’m Team Monochrome, even at the beach, but classic black doesn’t mean boring at all. Go for interesting details and cuts like frills, scallops, lace-ups or cut-outs and your swimwear will do all the talking…
Editor’s Pick: MARA HOFFMAN Lace-up Swimsuit
Flattering sundresses and airy tops are a must on every getaway. Linen, cotton or silky fabrics are the perfect choice – ruffles and frills are optional. Those floaty fabrics are easy to throw on, comfy and carefree. Just what we want on a holiday, right?
Editor’s Pick: BANANA REPUBLIC Sundress
THE COVER UPS
There are these moments, where you’re in need of an iced-coffee or a piece of watermelon. That’s where the cover up comes into play. Whether you choose a short tunic or a longer version – a cover up thrown over your bikini will make you feel „dressed“ without loosing the beach vibes. And don’t forget to shield your hat from the sun! A boater hat or simple fedora is a MUST at the beach.
Editor’s Pick: COSABELLA Cover-Up
A pair of cutoffs or a classic denim skirt is another vacation staple. It goes with anything from simple T-shirts to dramatic statement tops or simply worn with a swimsuit. This denim piece is the epitome of easy beach chic.
Editor’s Pick: LEVI’S Denim Skirt
Don’t forget to bring your off-duty foowear like Mules, Leather Slides and comfy Espadrilles. They are your best friends when you’re off to the beach or strolling around town. Also pack some fancy shoes (my favorites are still the wild thing sandals) for epic dinner dates.
Editor’s Pick: COLORS OF CALIFORNIA Espadrilles
Never leave your hotel without a trusty pair of shades, to shield your eyes and add a dose of coolness to your beach uniform. If your bikini is quite muted, go for bold sunglasses or vice versa. I’m totally into oversized frames, but cat-eyes or oval shades are pretty nice too!
Editor’s Pick: ACNE STUDIOS Statement Shades
THE STRAW BAG
Swap your everyday bag for a woven straw tote, because this season it’s all about the Wicker Bag! Big enough to carry all the books, bikinis and SPF but still very fashionable and beach-appropriate. Best thing: this bag does not only work for holidays – pair it with jeans and a nice shirt and you’re on trend within seconds!
Editor’s Pick: BARBOUR Straw Bag