Winter Sun: Fashion tips for the jet-setting crowd

Are you one of the lucky jet-setters who was organised enough to plan a trip away from the gloomy grey to the sunny skies of somewhere tropical? 

If so, then I am a.) very jealous and b.) won’t let my jealousy get in the way of gatekeeping a few jet-setting wardrobe tips to ensure your vacay ‘fits are worthy of an Instagram feed post. 

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Nine times out of ten we all opt for the cheapest plane ticket to our sunshine destination which usually results in only bringing carry-on luggage. I for one know all too well that packing five days’ worth of outfits into an 8kg bag is an Olympic sport. Lucky for you, I’ve done it more times than I have fingers so I know a thing or two about smart packing. Here are my top five winter-sun fashion essentials for your next trip abroad.

Swimwear as outerwear 

One smart packing tip that never goes a miss is finding a one-piece swimsuit that doubles as an out-and-about bodysuit. Not only are you getting a two-for-one outfit (more girl math) but you’re ready to take an ocean dip at any given moment. Wear with a pair of linen pants or a floaty maxi skirt et voila, chic and practical.

Rita Ora poses in a green swimsuit before performing on stage© Instagram/ @ritaora
If Rita can wear her swimwear on stage then you can wear yours to dinner

Maxi skirts are your BFF

Even when not on holiday I love wearing my skirts as a strapless dress because after all, we know that there’s nothing chicer than re-wearing your existing wardrobe. Not only is a simple maxi skirt easy to pack but it’s also a great option for when you’re in need of both a comfortable everyday sightseeing outfit and a glamorous

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