10 Essentials For Your Next Summer Vacation
Posted on April 29 2022
OK, hands up if you’ve been fantasising about jet-setting away to some far away, exotic destination these past few weeks. If you’re anything like us, both of your hands likely shot into the air and are yet to come back down. The recent glimpses of spring sun have only whet our collective appetite for more of the real deal and in our estimation, that’s an appetite that’s best satisfied by a no-holds-barred summer holiday. So whether it’s Bora Bora, Mauritius or The Seychelles on your travel bucket list this year, make sure you’ve got the wardrobe to match with our editor’s select essentials for your next summer vacation.
1. Palm Angels White Broken Palm T-Shirt
A literal palm tree graphic boldly displayed on a Palm Angels t-shirt is just the kind of light-hearted, meta symbolism that Francesco Ragazzi has openly embraced with his beloved label in recent seasons and we’re absolutely all for it. And look, if Palm Angels and palm trees don’t get you in the vacation mood then we’d argue that precious little ever will…
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2. Moncler Black Slideworks Sandals
Moncler stays true to its roots with these fashionable yet highly functional pair of sandals, reaffirming its commitment to performance with Velcro strap fasteners and a non-slip, ultra-lightweight sole, courtesy of sole manufacturing veterans Vibram. The iconic tricolour ribboning and gold-tone ‘Moncler’ logo prints are the unmistakable watermarks that attest to the label’s uncompromising dedication to quality. They’re just as suited to long, lazy walks about the town as they are to lunches and brunches by the pool.
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3. Palm Angels Black Palm Trucker Hat
Trucker hats have always been a warm-weather favourite for us, for (mostly) obvious reasons. Chief among those is the optimal breathability provided by the meshed rear panel, a quintessential feature of this specific type of hat. We’ve already alluded to the ubiquity of the palm tree logo in recent Palm Angels collections and the effectiveness of self-referential imagery but this concept is only further reinforced by the iconography of this latest vacation accessory.
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4. Casablanca Casa Cafe Print Silk Shirt
Charaf Tajer’s Casablanca has burst onto the scene and become an instant favourite in the luxury sphere, especially where summer-focused apparel is concerned. Much of the Parisian label’s appeal lies in the effortless wearability of its garments and the spirit of laid back decadence that they seem to inspire. Much of this sentiment is epitomised by our chosen silk shirt from their latest collection, a style that seems almost tailor-made for exclusive boat parties along the French Riviera.
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5. Saint Laurent Beige Rive Gauche Maxi Shopping Bag
Luggage is often a tricky obstacle to navigate when planning your trips, especially when it comes to size and volume. It’s obviously impossible for us to make a perfect one-size-fits-all suggestion without knowing exactly where you’re going and for how long, but we just had to throw Saint Laurent’s featured shopper into the ring. Not only is it a great choice for hand luggage on your flights, but it can easily be repurposed as a sophisticated tote to take with you on your forays into the local towns and markets.
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6. Valentino Garavani Black Summer VLogo Signature Slide Sandals
If you’re not already factoring a chic pair of slides into your vacation wardrobe rotation, we’re going to have to suggest that you go back to the drawing board. Sliders can often range from the refreshingly simple to the overtly flamboyant, particularly in the luxury sector. We posit that this featured pair from Valentino Garavani falls somewhere in between, remaining relatively inconspicuous with a stealthy, all-black colour palette, but at the same time ramping up the ‘glitz’ factor with a glossy finish and iconic Rockstud embellishments.
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7. Casablanca Green Monogram Knitted Polo T-Shirt
We just couldn’t resist throwing another of Casablanca’s wonderfully expressive silhouettes into the mix, the latest being a charming knitted polo that combines classic preppy American aesthetics, like the white and green striped trims, with classy, ornate finishings (à la the pearlescent neck buttons). The result is a garment that strikes a delicate balance between smart and casual modes of dress, making it a highly versatile option that can adapt to almost any occasion on your travels.
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8. Y-3 CH2 Black Allover Print Swim Shorts
This exciting pair of swimmers from Y-3 offers something a little different to the blacks, whites and greys that otherwise typify the aesthetic of the accompanying collection. An explosion of colourful florals rips through the black canvas, creating a striking visual juxtaposition that’s sure to turn heads and spark up conversation on your summer adventures. (They might even attract a few rare fish while you’re snorkelling!)
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9. Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh Reversible Monogram Bucket Hat
Bucket hats appear to be experiencing somewhat of a renaissance of late, making this latest accessory from Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh an easy recommendation. It’s totally unapologetic in its logo-laden design and considering how well it fits into the story of the wider collection, it’s a creative choice that we can certainly get behind. But what really sells it for us is the fact that it’s also reversible, adding a layer of versatility and allowing for a slightly more subtle alternative, if your accompanying outfit warrants it.
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10. Stone Island Shadow Project Khaki Printed Bermuda Shorts
Stone Island Shadow Project’s featured shorts makes it to the top of our list for this most essential of vacation staples. With a trippy, abstract all-over graphic that personifies the ever-shifting creative direction of the label, they’re certainly a welcome deviation from the more traditional (and often disappointingly mundane) chino shorts that seem to have become the default choice for most on summer vacations. Well this time around, we say go bold and break the mould.
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