WHAT TO PACK

Heading away for a tropical escape from our chilly winter? Well, we are, not on holiday, but to  shoot our spring summer fashion and beauty campaign.  Style director Louise Hilsz shares her essentials and tips on how to pack for any vacay occasion.

 Clockwise:   Madly Sweetly   Painted trop dress, $239.   Birkenstoc  k Madrid Birko-Flor Silver, $120.   ECCO   Soft 7, $299.   Miss Wilson   Messenger heels, $289. Verge Ruffle short, $170.   Gucci   356 sunglasses, $715, from Sunglass Bar.   St Tropez   In Shower Gradual Tan, 200ml, $45.   OPI   Pop Culture nail polishes, $20 each.   Witchery   Marias One Piece, $170 .  Neutrogena   Hydro Boots Water Gel lotion, $23. 

Clockwise: Madly Sweetly Painted trop dress, $239. Birkenstock Madrid Birko-Flor Silver, $120. ECCO Soft 7, $299. Miss Wilson Messenger heels, $289. Verge Ruffle short, $170. Gucci 356 sunglasses, $715, from Sunglass Bar. St Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan, 200ml, $45. OPI Pop Culture nail polishes, $20 each. Witchery Marias One Piece, $170. Neutrogena Hydro Boots Water Gel lotion, $23. 

DRESS

Travelling to the tropics? The ultimate go-to item is an easy to wear, statement dress. Great for day trips around the island, or for sipping cocktails at dusk. Add a belt and you have instant evening glam. 

Tuesday Label Stella dress, $189. Loobie's Story Casablanca dress, $399. Caroline Sills Peglia Print dress, $299.  Cooper Dress Who? dress, $599. 

PANTS

A comfortable pant is the ultimate travel partner. From the airport lounge to a casual lunch by the pool this summer invest in a neutral print of classic black, white and the wardrobe staple, grey.

Witchery Soft Cargo pant, $140.  Decjuba Carolyn Soft Printed pant, $120. Verge Davinci pant, $250. Storm Sailor pants, $169. 

FOOTWEAR

Narrow down your footwear selection (so you have room to buy more if your somewhere that has a shopping element) to the essentials. A travel sneaker, built for walking, the essential pool slide, and an elegant strappy heel that can work for a lunch date or a dinner for two. 

  ECCO Leisure sneaker, $279. Birkenstock Arizona EVA, $70. Kathryn Wilson Kirsty heel, $249. Moochi Triumph sandal, $330.

SWIMWEAR

This season swim options are about the 'one piece'. Choose a bright colour and fun prints, so it can double as a tank top to wear with a pair of wide leg pants.  

Heidi Klum Antaria One Piece, $189. Stella McCartney Animal One Piece, $270. Lonely Greta swimsuit, $240. Tigerlilly Rosetta One piece, $180. 

ACCESSORIES

Just because you're on holiday it doesn't mean the glam factor can stop. Amp up any outfit with statement earrings a pair of pretty, tinted sunglasses and the essential floral tote (big enough for a day of shopping), these essentials will liven up any holiday look.  

Four Corners Faux Tortoise earrings, $89. Gucci Specialised fit heart-frame acetate sunglasses, $700. Gorman Jurassic Daisy Canvas tote, $59. Dior Stellaire 1 010 sunglasses, $895. 

BEAUTY

No holiday look is complete without a faux glow and a pop of tropical-inspired colour for your fingers and toes. Be sun smart and carry the essential sunscreen -SPF50 whereever you go. And to take you from the pool to a party, dry shampoo is one of the first things you need to pack.

ST Tropez Everyday Tinted Body Lotion, $40. OPI Nail Lacquer in Hawaii Collection in Aloha, $20. Neutrogena Beach defence sunblock SPF50 Spray, $19. Co Lab Sheer & Invisible Dry Shampoo 200ml, $6.