Ingrid Kesa Copywriter
I always like to free up room in my cosmetics case when I go on holiday by packing as many multipurpose products as possible. Foile’s Marula Face Oil is one of these multitaskers. Apply it ahead of boarding the plane to prevent your skin from becoming dehydrated during the flight, use it as the final step in your night-time skincare routine to lock in moisture, apply it before sunscreen during the day for a dewy look, rub it into your cuticles to keep your nails long and strong, or use a few drops on the ends of your hair to tame frizziness and flyaways in humid climates.
Courtney Kruk, Managing Editor
Not to brag but I am actually about to go on holiday to Europe, which means I’m also about to become one of those people you’re avoiding on your social media feed. I’m trying – with all my might – to pack sensibly for this trip, AKA overcome my chronic overpacking disorder (seriously, it’s a real condition that I need professional help with). Part of unlearning to pack like it’s the apocalypse every time I go on a trip is to do proper outfit planning and choose multifunctional pieces. That’s why a white, oversized shirt –namely this one from Autark– is coming on vacation with me. It works to wear open over swimwear to the beach, tucked into jeans on a night out or as an overshirt with a crop and shorts in cities. It’s basically five outfits in one, which hopefully means five completely unnecessary items of clothing that I know I won’t wear don’t make their way into my suitcase in a week’s time.
Lucy Jones, Features Writer
Absolutely to brag – I just got back from a trip to Spain, which kinda makes me an expert on all things travel. In between swims and generous servings of pan con tomate (bread with tomato), I learnt a thing or two about what you should and shouldn’t pack for that imminent summer vacation. Jeans and leather jackets are a hard no (not too sure what I was thinking there), though pants are not entirely out of the question. My black lightweight linen pair was on heavy rotation in the evenings. But the item I found myself reaching for most: a cute “going out” top.
My pick is this ruched number by Del Villar. It's made from breathable Tencel Lyocell with a key-hole cut out that would make Lucia from White Lotus proud. Every outing is an event when you’re on holiday and nothing says “I’m living my best life” like a sassy black boob tube. If you need me I’ll be channelling those Euro summer vibes by wearing this everywhere for the foreseeable future.