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Colette's Europe Vacay

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Colette Hayman

Creative Director & Founder

Our Creative Director, Colette Hayman talks us through her favourite holiday destinations, how she spends her holidays and her vacay essentials.

“I holiday at least once a year. It’s my way of escaping all the emails and day-to-day stress of running a business, so I select my destinations with rest in mind. I’ve just returned from a European summer vacay in Mykonos and Santorini which was beautiful! I also love the Amalfi coast and always try to back on a quick trip to London or Paris on the way home.”


Colette, what are your favourite things to do on holiday?


“I walk a lot on holiday, because if I’m not shopping I’m eating and I have to burn off the calories! I love to go to beautiful restaurants and indulge in the local cuisine wherever I am. Shopping is a must, I find so much inspiration looking through local shops and markets.”


When it comes to packing for your next holiday, Colette had a few tips to share.


I mostly pack dresses on my summer holidays so that I can fit lots of them in! I'm an over packer, I hate to run out of options. Then there’s my sunglasses which are a staple, they hide a multitude of sins after a fun party night and protect me from the suns rays!  My 2nd suitcase was filled with accessories, bags and shoes, this summer I took so many gorgeous Statement earrings, big and bold necklaces and a variety of my handbags to suit every occasion.”


Whether you’re off to the Mediterranean on a cruise or sipping some cocktails with your girlfriends in the French Riviera, we have your holiday style sorted.

Shop our holiday edit below now!

 1. Always carry a mini tote

It’s the perfect beach-to-bar style essential, especially on vacay! Taking a classic monochrome tote with you overseas is one of the smartest decisions you’ll make when travelling overseas as they are so adaptable and go with almost any outfit.

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Tori Mini Tote
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Steph Whip Tag Mini
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Jenni Top Handle Mini


2. Sunglasses are essential

Sunglasses are a must for both practicality and style! Bring a few fun options for your next summer trip because you’ll be wearing them more than you think.

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Lauren Sunglasses
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Rita Sunglasses
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Chloe Sunglasses


3. Statement jewel is a must

Jewellery is the style update you need on holiday. When it comes to clothes, you might be repeating a few pieces from the limited choice in your suitcase. The beauty of jewellery is you can make your look different each time with a statement necklace or some oversized tassel earrings.

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Teardrop Stone Tassel Statement Earring
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Oval Stone Bars Statement Earring
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Pear Diamante Statement Earring



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