Forget Instagrammable straw hats and novelty sunglasses: practical, versatile and easy to pack are the real essentials of any travel wardrobe. But when you work for one of the world’s top fashion magazines, it would be hard not to tick the ‘effortlessly chic’ box too. For our latest wellness travel fashion fix, Compare Retreats is taking inspiration from Sarah Harris, Deputy Editor and Fashion Features Director at British Vogue, to find out what’s in her holiday suitcase.
Pippa Holt Kaftans
These effortlessly stylish one-piece cotton fabrics are designed to be light, practical and liberating with pops of spring colour from shades of lavender, to mint and lemon. Nothing screams seventies and bohemian more than the squared neckline and Mexican embroidery. Style it with a straw hat and laced-up espadrilles for a clear sunny day, or throw on some trusty Doc Martens and a timely denim jacket when rain is on the way. The individually numbered vest-like robes are crafted in maxis, midis and minis and even for toddlers. You will be pleasantly surprised by its versatility. Check out the full collection here, a collection that celebrates indigenous textiles, bold colours and far-flung cultures; your next holiday planning starts now.
Should you prefer a more feminine demeanour, look no further than Kalita’s travel pieces. Harris’ passion for the easy, contemporary yet timeless linen and silk dresses should come as no surprise. They come in all shades of your imagination and has your back whether you are horse riding across the Moroccan desert or attending a British garden party. A wrapped style is available for a sultry look, a halter neck to remain mysterious, and to be unpredictable, a scooped low-back is always on Harris’ radar. For more options, see for yourself at Kalita.
Harris invites you to channel your inner adventurer and conqueror for the most playful, transformative and expressive pieces from Koibrid. It has got your back for a final call Val d’Isère ski tour with gingham puffers and faux fur coats. But also reminds you to keep your wardrobe updated with guaranteed, strong, and unique pieces that you can see in multiple retreats’ destinations. Harris does not fall shy of the tie-front co-ord pieces for the beach, the floral and polka dot gowns, or the power suits with puffed-shoulders juxtaposed with a deep V-neck. It is exotically beautiful in every way and makes the art of packing is just as exciting than the trip itself.