Travel Runway: Luxury

Corey Chandler, one of our expert Quarter stylists, shares some of her favourite luxury pieces to inspire your travel runway.

 

The Flight Centre “travel runway” series is the perfect way to give you a little inspiration on where to book your next luxury holiday. The list of destinations is next to none: think cruising on the Avalon Waterways, walking around Santorini in Greece, discovering Simbambili Game Lodge in Africa, daydreaming in Fairmont Chateau on Lake Louise in Canada and relaxing in Qualia, Hamilton Island. All of these destinations expel luxury and packing will differ for each of them.  We’re here to help with some packing ideas for these fabulous locations.

 

If you are thinking of heading oceanside for your next luxury travel then visiting Santorini in Greece or Qualia on Hamilton Island would be the perfect destinations. When packing, think poolside glamour, long lunches, and a little bit of adventure. It’s the perfect time to update your swimwear for a trip like this and Seafolly have you covered year round. The Tropfest bralette and high cut pant in an abstract print of bold greens, blues and pinks will look fun while lounging around the pool. If you prefer a classic suit, the Seadive DD bandeau one piece has hidden support and boning for shape definition and is also a perfect bodysuit to wear back with high waisted trousers or denim shorts.

 

When heading out for lunch during your luxury holiday, the Island cover up maxi dress with low scoop back and sheer crochet detail is easy to throw on and go. If you want a showstopper, look no further than the Camilla store. The Order of Disorder deep V neck one-piece mixes classic leopard print and metal chain details, with hand embellished crystals is a stunning outfit ready to go. The Reign of roses short lace up kaftan in soft white hues, crimson roses plus a hint of gold, is the perfect cover up or throw on your heels and head straight from the pool to dinner.

SHORT LACE UP KAFTAN REIGN OF ROSES

 

 

For the guys, Surf Dive and Ski have an extensive range of boardshorts. Our pick is the Quicksilver 1986 17” volley boardshorts that scream 1980s. It’s all about that fun aqua and pink abstract print. Camilla also does a selection of men’s swimwear and I’m loving the subtleness of the Wild horses elastic waist boardshorts in midnight blue and soft grey snake print with geometric accents.

 

 

Stepping away from the pool, you will love the Osiris Neema wide leg jumpsuit in navy floral from Tigerlily. It is a versatile piece perfect for the boat rides and sunset cocktails of your dream luxury holiday. Finding separates that will work with several other pieces is key to packing. Camilla and Marc’s Bruno men’s shirt in a classic oxford style can take you from pool coverup to layered with jeans or thrown over your shoulders on a cool night. Its oversized silhouette is perfect for keeping you looking relaxed and chic. Viktoria & Woods Coal Knit Bralette in Peony Pink is a great knitted cropped tank. Teamed back with the Thunderbird denim shorts in a vintage washed blue make the perfectly relaxed look for a day of exploring.

 

Alternatively, if you want to elevate the tank, go bold in head-to-toe pink with the Seed linen palazzo pant in bubble gum pink or the Sass and Bide Present tense jean in a dramatic ombre magenta. Be sure to have some fun with colour, and express yourself.

 

Whether you like to watch the sights sail by from the Avalon Waterways cruise, get up close to wild animals at the African Game lodge or visit Lake Louise at the Fairmont Chateau, you will be wanting some classic, comfortable and chic looks to pack for your luxury holiday. A matching set or suit is a great way to get some separates into your suitcase for a capsule style holiday wardrobe. The Bec + Bridge Harriet jacket and pant in apple green is an effortless tailored style in a classic silhouette. For something more relaxed and fluid, the Viktoria + Woods chorus shirt and Pilot Pant in silky Japanese cupro hits the mark. By choosing a suit, you will have many options to wear it over and over by simply changing it up and separating the suit with other items.

 

 

The must-have companion for any luxury travel is a trench coat and Camilla & Marc always have the “it” factor, especially in the Nelle Trench Coat. It’s relaxed, oversized and in the classic double breast style. A denim skirt is also a great investment and always timeless. Morrison’s Tristian denim skirt is high waisted in a flattering faux wrap style. We love the asymmetric hemline and it is a piece you will easily dress up and down. We couldn’t go past this Flannel Kye jumpsuit in French blue cotton twill. Its utilitarian feel is perfect for a safari adventure.

 

 

For men wanting to look timelessly chic during their luxury holiday, think linens, cottons and sharp cuts. Flannel Him has you covered. The Easton relaxed shirt in milk and blue check is a lovely relaxed cotton shirt and will look sharp wandering cobblestoned streets or as you eat breakfast overlooking Lake Louise. The Hendrix pant in caramel is the perfect blend of comfort and sophistication. The stretch cotton velvet is a great way to mix up the classic chino. To complete the look, a simple white sneaker is a must. Hype DC Lacoste powercourt 2.0 is a modern and elegant option. Or, for something even more classic, Rodd & Gunn’s Gordons bay boat shoe is a perfect yet versatile travel shoe. It can easily be dressed up or down, and the tan leather will be durable for some of the sight-seeing trips you have planned.

 

All of these luxury holiday destinations call for dazzling dinners and present the perfect opportunity to dress up. Aje has the Palette ruched top and Jolie asymmetric midi skirt. The print is by Artist Chanel Tobler and each print placement is different, making each item individual. The Stone woven heeled sandals in brown or green snake effect with the low block sculptural heel is an update on a classic style. If you are after something a little sexy the Tony Bianco Seri Black satin slip mules are a must, with all-over crystals giving the ultimate bling factor. Or, go bold and try the bright barbie pink in this style! For men, a well-cut jacket is the perfect item to invest in, which they will continue to wear well after their luxury travel. MJ Bale Dalyston Jacket in a wool silk blend featuring an understated blue/brown check can be worn with a simple white tee and dark denim jeans. Pair with the Dublin Loafer, a classic penny loafer in taupe suede. Rodd & Gunn’s Cascades sports jacket in sand, a wool and linen mix is another winner, which will look chic layered with linen trousers and the classic boat shoe.

 

Let’s not forget about accessories when packing for your luxury holiday. Kailis have a beautiful collection for both women and men, so why not treat yourself before you jet off. The Keshi Grace necklace in yellow gold features a rare ‘Keshi” shaped pearl and sits perfectly high on the neck on a fine chain. For him, the Vigour bracelet features tiger’s eye beads and an Australian South Sea pearl. For a statement earring, the Camilla and Marc Complete Works pearl earrings are a sculptural hoop with white topaz and a central freshwater pearl. A woven bag is a must when poolside and the Morrison Lucienne natural bag is the perfect oversized woven tote.

 

 

For days when you will be off on an adventure, the Country Road Neoprene backpack is the perfect carry-all and is also a great option for your carry-on luggage. When it comes to eyewear, Oscar Wylee has a fantastic selection of sunglasses for everyone. For her, the Tori is a retro classic cat eye in brown or pink tortoise shell. For him, the Hector is a classic black aviator inspired shape with metal trim.

 

Packing for any holiday can be overwhelming but for a dazzling luxury trip, try to create capsules using several pieces to mix and match together. And of course, always save some room for those special wow factor pieces… and shoes, lots of shoes, to take you anywhere and always with style!

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