Something The Luxury Travel Bible always struggles with is the age old question of ‘what to pack’?
So we knew we could do with some expert advice from respected Personal Stylist, Image Consultant and Fashion Writer and Editor, Gabrielle Teare, who has provided styling consultancy for Disney on two of their recent films, Confessions of a Shopaholic and Tinkerbell.
When she isn’t styling Hollywood Gabrielle is shopping and styling her upmarket clientele from her base in the shopping heart of chic Chelsea, London.
Gabrielle believes ‘We all deserve to be stylish’ so TLTB asked her to share some recommendations on what luxury travellers should pack for luxury resorts to stylishly take them from suite to beach to bar…
Gabrielle says… ‘From Club55 to Necker Island, holiday dressing never seems to follow the principle less is more! So much to choose from so little room in the suitcase! Cosmetics, books and shoes alone take up most of the weight allowance. So here is my guide to what to take on holiday to ensure that you will always have something to wear and look stylish, and feel fabulous all holiday long’.
Choose a brightly coloured one in silk and you have a look for any day or evening. This wonderful dress from Holly Fulton shows how easy it is to look sensational in a maxi. Choose one of the many jersey ones such as Roberto Cavalli and it will fold away to nothing in your suitcase and provide endless beachware or city sightseeing style.
From Brazilian Clube Rossa comes a sensational one shoulder suit that will double as a top with a simple black, orange or navy skirt. Styles are now available with lycra to smooth curves and underwiring to ensure sexiness. Try on a lot until you find one that you love.
Combine a long white linen shirt with cropped capri pants, gold flats a beaded big necklace and you have effortless chic.
I love this Maliparmi outfit classic Milanese style. The white shirt will also double as a beach cover-up.
Every girl needs a hat, to save the skin from the sun. Here is a stunning cream panama by Pachacuti with a teal grosgrain trim. Combine with a Emilio Pucci turquoise and white dress to stun for those sun baked lunches in cafes with Rose and as many courses as you allow yourself!
You can’t beat a great white dress in scorching sun. My favourite of this season is Dolce and Gabbanna this dress rocks…
Take a pair of flat sandals and then grab these go anywhere amazing shoes from Jimmy Choo. Crystal embellished great for dancing the night away.