Holiday Packing for Winter Sunshine

Holiday Packing for Winter Sunshine

Autumn has arrived in the South West but we know some of you are lucky enough to be jetting off to enjoy some winter sunshine. At Aloft we have you covered for your holiday wardrobe throughout the year.

One of the key things for holiday pieces is that they should be versatile. With many of us travelling with only hand luggage and packing light, we want pieces that work in a variety of locations and can be dressed up or down. Here are some of our key pieces when packing for some winter sun.

For the Beach Babes

The Maxi Dress

This is a staple for any holiday wardrobe. The ultimate combination of comfort and style. Long and flowy, they allow for a cool, comfortable look that can be worn over swimwear for a beach side lunch with flip flops and sandals, or dressed up with some gold jewellery and heels for an evening look. (They are also great when we are back in reality with a pair of white sneakers for work, school, or family events.) We have several gorgeous maxis to choose from, but a favourite is our super flattering Aloft Kim leopard wrap dress.

Lightweight Knit 

A lightweight knit slips easily into your tote bag or purse and can be thrown on to keep the chill at bay as the sun goes down. They are also good for travelling from colder climates and in air conditioned airports. We stock the Spanish brand Ese o Ese with a range of lightweight pieces each season.

Carryall Tote

A carryall tote is a comfortable and easy way to bring your gear for the pool, beach, or wherever else your day may take you. Our Aloft totes have been designed with perfect beach days in mind. With an inner purse that is great for poolside essentials or travel documents in the airport. These bags come in several different colours so find your favourite and pack your towel and go. 

Gold Jewellery

A beautiful piece of statement jewellery can lift most holiday outfits from beach to bar. Check out our range by Ashiana London, hand crafted by artisan makers.

For the Surf Dudes

The Essential Sweatshirt and Tees

For the chaps we carry a range of sweatshirts and tees with a sunny vibe all year round. Check out our ranges from St Lukes, Colourful Standard and Ecoalf.

The Back Pack

Essential for carrying iPads and books when travelling and for sightseeing our range of back packs and tech pouches from Australian brand Bellroy are all made from recycled materials. With great styling, incredible details and functional pockets and pouches, they will take you from airports to museums. Add in a travel pouch, from European adventure brand YKRA.

Holiday Shirt

Away from the office it is good to be out of the pinstripes. Our range of shirts are perfect for sundowners at the beach bar and relaxed lunches, with vibrant colours and unusual prints, you will feel inn the holiday vibe.

For Every Beach Bum


Slides are a great holiday shoe because they’re comfortable, cute, and easy to get on and off. Wear them to the pool or beach or even on the plane with a cool sock. You can’t beat ours from Brazilian brand Cacatoes. Made using sustainable PVC scented with the sweet small of candy. The range has everything from cute glittery styles to a super functional khaki.

Quick Dry Towel

With most hotels and holiday rentals only providing bath towels and luggage space at a premium a super lightweight quick dry towel from Dock and Bay is a game changer. This towel drys 3 x quicker than a normal towel and is super absorbent and efficient at drying. The fabric is a lightweight fabric and sand from the beach doesn't stick to it. Each towel comes in a handy matching stripe bag, which can be packed away neatly in your luggage or day bag.


Our Aloft cap is perfect for some extra protection on sunny days.

Soft and lightweight, they have an adjustable fastening. Perfect for windy days on the water, sunny days on the golf course or just when exploring, to keep protected from the sun.

Bon Voyage & Happy Holidays from the Aloft team.






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