9 JUN - 2022
Thank fuck the borders are open, because I’m jetting out to a nice sandy beach with cocktails on tap.
Considering I’m a winter gal, this is a shock to not only the system, but to my wardrobe. I’m not prepared for a hot-girl summer wardrobe for my impending trip to Fiji in a month's time. While it’s not quite the south of France like I’d imagined, feel free to take these with you while I jealously sip from my overpriced $35 cocktail on the beaches of the Coral Coast.
Just like Holiday Barbie, Resort Georgia really comes out in style. I live for the fact I can dress in literally whatever I want and I’ll probably know absolutely no-one there. I plan all of my outfits like it’s a sport in the lead up to departure. What accessories will go specifically with that one outfit? Will I really wear all five pairs of sandals, or will I just wear the ones I’ve already thrashed? Doesn’t matter, I’ll pack them all anyway.
In a bid to feel like a new person when I hit the sand, here are the top items I’ve added to cart that scream “I’ve been stuck at home for nearly three years”
If it’s good enough for Rosie H-W, it’s good enough for me! I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about the Hunza G swim line, and I love that I can pop on a pair of flowy pants and it will double as a bodysuit come lunch time.
Talk about elevating your slides. You’ll be the envy of the pool area strutting your stuff. They’d pair quite nicely with a chili marg and wide brim hat for an extra grammable moment. If you were thinking of purchasing crocs, please don’t, purchase these instead. P.S: Check out our clogs article for substitutes!
Multi-tasking wardrobe items have always been my favourite. When it comes to swanning around the Mediterranean, a satin set will be your best friend, wear it as separates, a pool cover up, or paired with strappy heels and you’re off to dinner.
The Best Dress
Trust me (from the hours of scrolling through tagged posts of this outfit), this dress honestly looks great on every body. Hot tip: purchase directly from the brand’s website for the cheapest price (with 10% for your first order) and they always have every colour in stock.
Summer It Bag
Loewe, or any basket bag for that matter. I tossed this up with the Prada Raffia tote, but the Loewe is not only cheaper, it also has really stood the test of trends and time. You’d honestly be surprised at how much you can fit in this little thing. Top tip: Purchase directly from Loewe for the best price.
Tiktok Made Me
NZ missed out on the Tiktok viral Zara dress, but VRG Girl have come to the rescue. This black number is my dream summer date night dress, and puts a little twist on the classic slip dress. I’m envisioning you all wearing this with a knit slung over your shoulders as you walk to dinner in Positano.
A sarong is the one item in my suitcase that I will wear everyday. Regardless of your feelings about Shein, these babies are a steal. I purchased them in black & white to go with different looks. Things to note: the white is great, but quite see through, so you’d want to wear light coloured swimwear.
Although resorts provide pool towels, they never seem to fit the vibe so I always come prepared. Get the Baina look for less. And yes - Dick Smith does homeware. Bet you didn’t know that!