These accessories will elevate any look without blowing your holiday budget
Packing for a holiday is exciting in theory but often quite stressful in practice. And while most of us focus on the clothing we’re going to bring, we often forget that it’s the little things, aka. the accessories, that will actually make or break our outfits. These are the items that we will wear every day so it’s important that we get ones that go with everything and won’t break the bank.
And before you hit the shops (in reality or virtually), do a quick root around your wardrobe to see what you already have. You might surprise yourself!
However, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, this list will help. Here are five essential accessories you need in your holiday suitcase:
Sunglasses are a divisive accessory – depending on who you talk to. Some people love their designer shades, take the greatest care of them and have them for decades. Others sit on them an hour after purchase or lose them on holiday. If you fall into the latter category, this €14.99 pair from iclothing are for you.
Keep your face, neck and shoulders shaded from the sun’s rays with this beautiful wide-brimmed hat from Penneys, retailing at just €8.
This straw bag from Marks & Spencer will cost you €65 and is chockful of holiday vibes! It’s big enough to hold what you’ll need on any day trip or visit to the beach and if pink isn’t your thing, it comes in a natural and white colour mix as well.
If you want to keep your packing light, opt for sandals that are comfortable for walking around during the day but chic enough to go with any outfit you have for the evening as well. This pair from Office are ideal and come in a range of colours, retailing at €66.
When it comes to layering necklaces, three times the charm. However, if you don’t want the hassle of trying to mind separate chains on holiday, try this pretty triple layer necklace from Betty and Biddy that costs a wallet-friendly €25.
If you’re in the market for new swimwear, take a look at some stylish and sustainable options here