Following the excitement of “I’ve booked a holiday!” comes the question of: “What am I going to wear?!”
Here to help you carry out your most stylish summer yet, influencer (and all-round summer style icon), @vanessaroseblair tells us about her recent trip to Morocco, as well as how to avoid over-packing for the airport, building a capsule wardrobe, and the importance of hands-free accessories in the city.
Hey Vanessa! Firstly, how was your trip to Morocco?
I’ve loved exploring Morocco! I tend to get up early in the morning and just set out! I’m a huge fan of architecture, so anything with culture or history is right up my street.
Did you manage to pick up any Moroccan accessories or homeware while you were there?
I’d love to take a Moroccan rug home with me one day, but I will have to leave that for another visit!
And what’s at the top of your packing list for your next trip?
That’s easy – it HAS to be a linen dress, it’s perfect to take from day to night. My Whistles dress from BrandAlley is my favourite – it’s so versatile!
How do you take an outfit from day to night to avoid over-packing?
Always pack clothes you can mix and match, and then a change of shoes and a bag more suitable for the evening. I’ll always swap out a larger straw day bag for a small clutch to instantly transform the look.
How does your style change for a city break versus a beach holiday?
When I think of city dressing, I instantly think of easiness and hands free! I’ll always do trainers and a cross-body bag to be convenient. For the beach, I choose easy, breezy layers like a linen dress or shirt, and of course a pair of sandals!
Words by Hannah Wright