#POLKAPICKS: Summer Packing List



Packing for a trip can be exciting but also stressful, mainly stressful. With our busy schedules & frantic last-minute shopping, it can get all too overwhelming to make sure we’ve crammed everything we need into our little suitcases. No matter how thoroughly we pack, we’re always short of that one dress for brunch or the perfect pants for that day-trip to the coast and the worst… a snug cover-up for when it gets chilly.

Whether you’re hitting up the coasts of South of France or island hopping in Bali, we’ve rounded up some of our summer must-haves to make it easier for you. From cover-ups, dresses and the basics, consult our all-inclusive guide for our jet-setters this season.

 Ready, Jet-Set, Go!

1. Culottes

Polkadot Boutique Women's Culottes Online

One thing we can all agree on is the versatility of culottes; in a few tops, you can take these wide-fit pants from off-duty to high-street. That’s precisely why we insist you pack a pair of culottes, ideally in pastel or light shades for this season, and pair it with any of your white crops, off-shoulder tops or tanks. Haven’t found your pair yet? Check out our Issie culottes or our updated Ida culotte with a cheeky slit.

2. Basic Tank Tops!

Basic Tank Tops Shop Polkadot Boutique

Tank tops are your best-friends. FOREVER. White or black, they will solve all your woes on your next trip. Whether you style them with statement pieces from your suitcase or with neutral bottoms, you can never go wrong with this pairing. Pack your go-to pair or shop our luxe silk Yumi Kim tank or our snug & fitted Veronica M top.

3. Off Shoulder Summer Dress

Off Shoulder Summer Dress Shop Polkadot Boutique

The off-shoulder fever is at an all-time high and how can we not rejoice with all these feminine and flirty styles?! An absolute must-have for your trip is an off-shoulder dress that is playful enough to wander the streets of Italy and glam enough to enjoy that extra glass of rosè by the sea. Trust us, one off-shoulder dress in your suitcase will make the season a whole lot easier. The Flamingo strapless dress or the Vineyard dress should do the trick.

4. Playful Cocktail Dress

Summer Cocktail Dress Shop Polkadot Boutique

From Nussa Dua, Bali to Monaco, France, a glam cocktail dress can do no wrong. Why be under-dressed when you can be perfectly dressed? A playful, elegant number is ideal for a romantic dinner date and for a fabulous brunch with ol’ friends and new. From silky wrap dresses to slinky midis, a cocktail dress will have you ready to go for any upscale occasion. Pack your summery debut dress or try our favourite Yumi Kim numbers, the Sneak Peek dress and the Delia shirt dress.

5. Sweater/ Cover-up

Women's Sweater Top Shop Polkadot Boutique

When the sun’s gone, the chill comes out to play and who doesn’t want to enjoy a cool summer breeze? Make some space for a light sweater or a full-sleeve cover-up for your next trip. Trust us, you won’t regret it. We suggest sticking to neutral colours & basic tones to give you flexibility with outfit pairing. Grey, black & nautical stripes are easy to wear & effortless to style. If you’re still looking for the right one, check out our Natalia cardigan or our Anchor striped tee.

So ladies, that wraps up our summer packing list. Did we miss anything? Let us know your must-haves in the comment section below. Enjoy your summer break now that we’ve managed to get through 50% of the prep work!


July 10 2017, 0 Comments