You’re worked off your rear end to deserve this vacation, and your Instagram likes had better reflect it. Packing for holidays can be as stressful as actually paying for one, but fortunately, these celebrities have done all the legwork for us. Beach bum Lisa Haydon has the last word on itsy-bitsy bikinis, while city girl Kareena Kapoor Khan knows how to work her it-girl style in colder climes.
Confused what to pack to nail that breezy, didn’t-try-too-hard vibe? Here’s a handy, celebrity-approved starter pack of holiday essentials:
It’ll keep you warm and give your selfies some Insta-cred, even if you’re bulked up shapelessly down below.
Reflectors are your one true ally in the war against the sun. Pink has emerged as the dominant colour of the season, and Alia Bhatt would like you to welcome the hue to your sunglasses case too.
Beanies can instantly give you a soulful edge, or envelop your visage depending on your face type. If you fall in the latter, opt for some fur detailing to keep things fun.
Colour blocked sarongs
Because you need to look as good out of the water as you do in it. If all the summer florals are getting to you, treat your wraparounds and sarongs to some colour-blocking fun.
For colder climates
Bulking up for low temperatures need not look as unappealing as it sounds. Kareena Kapoor Khan cinches her tone-on-tone tan ensemble together with a classic Chanel sling.
For a cruise
Katrina Kaif revived interest in crochet with her picture perfect honeymoon in Baar Baar Dekho. It can also double up as the perfect cover-up post a swimming sesh.
Denim never loses its versatility, so step off that zillion hour flight in a chic denim jacket. Thigh-high boots optional.
Have all the fun there is to be had with resort wear by teaming it with statement jewellery — Malaika Arora Khan can attest to the virtues of a chunky necklace. A Louis Vuitton head scarf never hurt anyone either.
Don’t be afraid to layer up for the day: Sonam Kapoor brilliantly plays around with all colours on the palette for her Dubai visits. Cinch it together with a statement handbag.
For the city
Keep pace with your sight-seeing itinerary in breezy shift dresses, and maybe a graphic cape dress or two for a more formal day out.
For the beach
Packing for the sun and the sand can seem like a no-brainer until you’re confronted with aisle after endless aisle of swimwear. Lisa Haydon makes a strong case for backless one-pieces, but Malaika Arora Khan may just convince you to go in for that fringe bikini.