INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
HOW ASOS INSIDERS DO VACAY STYLE
August 7, 2018
Summer is the season where you need more sartorial tricks up your sleeve than ever before. Unlike winter, when all you need is a sweater and an enormous coat, the long hot months are typically punctuated by every kind of event going — from festivals to vacay to city trips and country retreats. But what to pack? We took some inspiration from the ASOS Insiders to decode your summer suitcase.
OK, you’re on the trip and you’ve got those vacation vibes handled with all manner of flouncy cotton dresses and embroidered tops. You’ve booked a boat trip to soak up some serious rays and packed a picnic (plus a little Aperol), because you’re an absolute boss. But what do you wear all day? You’ll need more than a swimsuit to protect you from the rays. Denim shorts are essential, then. Perfect worn during the day with a crop top-style bikini — just pack a slinky cami for night time to get maximum usage out of your denim.
The road trip
Think of a road trip and Britney Spears immediately comes to mind — we blame the 2002 coming of age drama, Crossroads, when Britters, Zoe Saldana and Taryn Manning jump in a retro convertible car and travel from their native Georgia to the tabletops of Los Angeles. So, with this spirit in mind, you’ll need something cool and comfy — and sneakers, so you’re dressed for any adventure. An overall dress in this cute plaid is foolproof, while wearing it with one shoulder down and a crop underneath will provide an urban look.
The country break
Who said the country had to be all boots, plaids and neutral tones? Reinvent the country wardrobe with colorful flashes and directional sportswear — after all, it’s far easier to get undressed to go swimming in that lake or waterfall you just stumbled across if you’re wearing a pair of sports shorts and sliders. Contrast orange track shorts with a summery Hawaiian-print shirt for a directional look — the white sunglasses and checkerboard sliders are the only accessories you’ll need. Well, that and a swimsuit, of course.