No two girls are the same, so it stands to reason that despite the many holiday packing lists out there in the world, you’ll often find there’s no singular shopping lineup that speaks to your exact—and undoubtedly exacting—personal tastes. That’s why we thought it a helpful fashion experiment to see how the women on our team want to dress for their next vacation: Our editors all have wildly different wardrobes ranging from the super-minimal to the ultra-maximal, so if you fall anywhere in between those two extremes, we’re pretty sure we’ve got a beach, party, pool or tourism look to suit.
To find the pieces we dream of slotting into our suitcases, our crew partnered up with THE OUTNET.COM and its always brilliant Vacation Shop: We have not only selected the best bits in our wish lists (all discounted, obviously) but also provided some styling guidance and context around when, how and where you’d wear these combinations. Keep scrolling to see what our sun-seeking eds would recommend.
“I’m a go-all-out-or-go-home kind of holiday-maker when it comes to my fashion choices, so this wild Pucci kaftan really speaks to my inner showoff. I’d pair it with ultra-glamorous everything: the sassy one-piece, the wide-brim hat, the statement shades. Heck, if I felt safe enough wearing high heels around the pool, I probably would.” — Hannah Almassi, editorial director
“As someone who struggles to embrace the bohemian summer look, I love that this outfit feels casual yet at the same time put together. I’ll wear this for Saturday morning brunch (no matter where I am in the world) and, come evening, swap sandals for heeled mules.” — Joy Montgomery, acting assistant editor
“My natural go-to is always monochrome, but I think when you’re away, you can really start to play with texture, print and details—that’s why the woven finishes here are calling out to me. With sensible but elegant sandals, a little hat to shade my face and enough coverage from this louche jumpsuit, this makes for the perfect sightseeing look. It’s so easy to throw together that it could easily transition to night.” — Isabel Mundigo-Moore, associate social media editor
“I usually keep it simple with accessories, however if you can’t have fun with jewellery at a wedding in August, when can you? You don’t have to be attending a wedding in Capri to bring out your inner Italian, as these elaborate lemon earrings and Dolce & Gabbana printed platforms are the perfect way to add some personality to a classic dress. This elegant lavender Emilia Wickstead dress can easily be toned down for the weekend too with sandals and a basket bag, making it a sensible investment.” — Emma Spedding, deputy editor.