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How to prepare for a winter getaway

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Are you heading off on a sun-filled getaway but already well into wearing your winter wardrobe? It can be difficult to get into the summer spirit when you’re wrapping up warm against the cold every day. These 5 travel essentials are all you need to ensure the transition from winter to summer sun goes smoothly. Get ready to soak up the vitamin D with these must have holiday buys.

Shoes don’t need to be stressful

Don’t worry about what footwear to take, just make sure to pack a multi-purpose pair which will suit a variety of situations. Ankle boots are a great way to ensure your shoes work for both the journey and the destination. Select a pair that will ensure you’re comfortable and warm when travelling but can also double up as evening wear on arrival. Ankle boots are also a great option if you’re heading off on a city break and planning to go sightseeing. If you’re off on a beach break, it’s a good idea to keep a pair of stylish sliders or espadrilles in your carry-on luggage to slip into once you’ve touched down in warmer climates. They’re also perfect for chilling by the pool. Take a look at the Jimmy Choo sale collection for some inspiration.

Go for a swimsuit over a bikini

If you’re planning on sunbathing or hitting the beach while you’re away, remember your skin my not be ready for the strength of the sun. Why not opt for a one-piece instead of a bikini for extra protection? Alternatively, you could also pack some retro-inspired high-waist bottoms to help you soak up a few extra rays. If you’re heading off on your last holiday of the year, go for swimwear in classic colours that will still be in style when the summer months come around again.

Dress to impress

You may be heading off on your getaway but don’t forget it’s party season back home. If you’re looking for some new evening wear for those all important holiday nights, bear in mind pieces that can also be worn to your Christmas parties will give you more chance to show them off. A new LBD works perfectly for both occasions. Simply dress it down with wedges for your winter getaway and add a statement necklace for more formal festive events. Silk shirts are fantastic for transitioning from day wear to party wear. Either team with a pair of denim shorts for a relaxed holiday vibe, or tuck into your favourite high-waisted skirt or trousers to make a statement during the Christmas season.

Don’t forget to cover-up

Not sure what outerwear is right for your trip? A denim jacket is a great go-to item that can be layered in winter and is perfect for keeping you warm if those holiday evenings are a little cooler than expected. If you think something a little smarter than denim will be more suitable, why not opt for a leather jacket? Alternatively, if you’re heading off on a weekend break, a patterned kimono is ideal for travelling light.