With spring (hopefully) just around the corner and holidays now booked it’s time to start planning for a summer, or at least a couple of weeks, in the sun. From choosing the perfect poolside ensemble to finding the right luggage shopping for the perfect holiday can be a tricky business. Fortunately Lux-Fix stocks a variety of small independent brands that provide the finest holiday clothing, luggage and accessories. Here’s an edit of some of the best holiday essentials available on the site right now.
Let’s start with the journey itself; flying can be more than a little stressful, the hustle and bustle of the airport, the queues, the security checks and that’s before you even get onto the plane. Those facing long-haul flights this summer may want to invest in a soft, warm wrap from The Travelwrap Company. Made of the finest cashmere these luxury travel blankets are a cut above the pashminas of yesteryear and are ideal for adding a touch of opulence and comfort to your travel experience. They’re also great for cool outdoor evenings; think camping trips, alfresco dinners and twilights spent relaxing in the garden.
Finding the right luggage is a key part of holiday planning; after all you want your valuables to arrive at your destination safely. Leather goods brand Stow London creates beautiful, functional travel accessories. Their travel jewellery boxes are perfect for protecting precious items and important little keepsakes.
Inspired by glamorous locations such Brazil and featuring exotic motifs such as tigers Alexa de Castilho’s dynamic jewellery is the ideal thing to put into your chic travel box. Exciting, fun and sexy Alexa’s pieces are just made for sunny beaches, vivacious nightclubs and gorgeous pools. This is powerful statement jewellery for confident, stylish women.
Onto the pool; every woman wants to look their very best whilst lounging by the pool. The key is to aim for laid back glamour; you want to look incredible whilst also looking like you haven’t made too much of an effort. Cue Tallulah and Hope; founded by former PR Lisa Ispani and costume designer / stylist Zoe Holborough Tallulah and Hope create stylish, bright and versatile kaftans, dresses and scarves. Their pieces are the ultimate pool or beachside cover ups; easy to wear, stylish without being over the top and irrepressibly colourful. Just throw on over swimwear and add sandals…
Speaking of sandals; Lucy Macnamara set up her footwear label Aspiga after visiting Kenya and being impressed by the beautiful handmade products created in the country. Manufactured in Kenya and India Aspiga’s unique handmade sandals are an ideal shoe choice for a holiday in the sun. These are sandals that could be paired with a glamorous Tallulah and Hope kaftans or just a pair of denim shorts.
And now for the all important bikini; created by self-confessed nomad Ruth Ferguson, swimwear brand Olga Olsson focuses on designing good quality, refined pieces. This is stylish but restrained swimwear for both jetsetters and gypsetters; swimwear that could accompany you on an adventure or be worn whilst sunbathing on the beach. In short Olga Olsson’s faultless bikinis and flattering one-pieces are perfect for almost any style conscious holidaymaker.