How To Dress For A Mediterranean Vacation

On account of her masterful off-duty style and keen editorial eye, when we caught wind that It Brit Pandora Sykes was soon jetting off to Sardinia, we simply had to know what she’d be packing in her suitcase for the occasion. Should you not already have a girl crush on Ms. Sykes, allow us to elaborate: The Fashion Features Editor for The Sunday Times and blogger-in-chief of her eponymous website (who just so happened to have landed a recent campaign with Team Zoe-favored brand Reformation) keeps us glued to her social media feed on account of her witty, fashion-focused discourse and expertly put-together OOTDs. Here, the style star shares her vacation must-haves—for your next getaway, refer to Pandora’s packing list to ensure your own suitcase is prepped to sartorial perfection.

Pandora Sykes Shares Her Vacation Essentials

Photo: Courtesy of Pandora Sykes

Crochet Bikini

"Because it's pretty much the most fun bikini that's ever been made, I'll be packing this Kiini two-piece (although I also love Lisa-Marie Fernandez and Ephemera, hard)."

Embroidered Kaftan

"I love white dresses, kaftans and robes. I also love embroidery: Ergo, this piece is match made in heaven. I'd wear it over a bikini for lunch so my sunscreened bum doesn't stick to the seat."

Printed Espadrilles

"Possibly the coolest shoes that have ever been made, I keep taking these Aquazzura espadrilles out of their box to look at them. The thought of actually being able to finally wear them in a hot country makes me beyond excited. They go with everything—I've officially mandated that."

Striped Coverup

"I love Mara Hoffman and even though I typically don't like beachy, neon-y things, I somehow really love this. It's so easy to wear."

Chic Jumpsuit

"I'm a sucker for boho and no one does it in a chicer way than Alice Temperley. She's also making my wedding dress, so I'll ease my toe in with this jumpsuit."

Flirty Blouse

"I adore the new French brand Mes Demoiselles. I recently wore one of their pretty dotted dresses for my The Sunday Times Style column and this blouse is adorable with it's little elasticated, ruffled sleeves. I'd wear it with high-waisted Levi's."

Comfortable Sandals

"I like that these shoes are a bit geeky. They're also comfortable and go with everything, which cannot be said for all resortwear. Every vacation bag should include a pair of tan sandals."

Crisp Crop-Top

"Reformation is one of my all-time favorite brands (even if you do have to dry-clean everything)—I also recently had the privilege of working with them. I've snapped up this blouse because it's actually way more versatile than you think: Sure, its natural habitat may initially seem like it's the beach, paired with cut-offs, but actually this would look super-chic with black trousers, a red lip and tight bun for evening wear."

Rosemont Crop Top, Reformation $128