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8 Suitcase Essentials for Summer 2024

8 Suitcase Essentials for Summer 2024

As the exciting holiday season approaches, we are outlining our 8 must-have suitcase pieces alongside the obvious sun cream, beach towel and a good book to read! Whether it’s a coastal staycation down south in the UK or a tropical cruise, these items are essential and timeless for this summer and years to come. 

  1. Panama folding hats 

Black Ginger’s Panama hats are a compact packing essential. Both foldable and adjustable with a drawstring bag to store it neatly, this hat is perfect for taking away without taking up lots of suitcase space. Choose from bright colours or neutral tones to take away with you this year. 

  1. Chalk City Sunglasses 

Chalk’s new city sunglasses are just the accessory you need for a sunny trip. In 12 chic styles named after famous cities from across the world, you will be sure to find a frame that suits you. 

  1. The Bella 05 Short 

The best-selling Bella silhouette is available in a slim fit short in Robell’s power-stretch denim and their bengaline stretch fabric. The pull-on elasticated waist provides all-day comfort for both beach strolls and evening dinners.  

  1. Birkenstock sandals  

Birkenstock is an iconic footwear brand sported by celebs and the masses alike! Their anatomically formed footbeds crafted in natural cork with an EVA sole provide comfort like no other which only grows with wear, and their styles are versatile and timeless. The Arizona and Mayari silhouettes are two Gemini favourites this season, especially the Birko-Flor® styles, which is Birkenstock’s exclusive synthetic leather fabric. 

  1. The Positano straw clutch 

New to Gemini for summer 2024 the Positano straw clutch is a stylish, compact bag in many bright and beautiful hues. Positano provides versatile day-to-night wear with adjustable crossbody and wrist straps, and its internal zip pocket is ideal for storing valuables. 

  1. Basic vest tops  

Classic vests are essential on holiday both as layering pieces and wearing alone in the heat. Yauvan’s 2 new vest tops are crafted in silky viscose and available in 4 tonal hues. Choose from their thin or wide strap silhouette! Chalk’s Ellen vest top is a trendy ribbed vest with a classic round neckline, available in white, navy and charcoal. Easily style this must-have piece alongside your existing summer capsule wardrobe. 

  1. A kimono 

Whether it's an extra layer in the evening or a cover-up piece with swimwear, kimonos are versatile and lightweight pieces to add to your suitcase this season. One Hundred Stars' beautifully printed kimonos are perfect for sun-soaking or pairing with evening dresses, making them a go-to item across so many holiday plans. For a more subtle look, Chalk’s Faith kimono is a chic satin piece that can be styled casually with linen shorts or elevated for evening wear with a dress.  

  1. A lightweight jacket 

For the chilly evenings, a lightweight jacket is never a bad idea. Amazing Woman’s Kara jacket is an easy-to-wear linen jacket with a slightly cropped length that will complement trousers and dresses alike. Available in over 10 shades, you will find one to pair with your summer looks easily. Alternatively, a denim jacket is arguably the most versatile jacket to wear over the summer months and we would always recommend a denim jacket as part of your holiday wardrobe. We love Robell's  Happy Deep Cobalt Blue Washed Denim Jacket.

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