The C&TH Summer Packing Guide 2024

By Olivia Emily

2 weeks ago

Everything you need for a stylish summer holiday


Getting excited for your big summer holiday? Whether you’re going long-haul or jetting off on a weekend escape (or two…or three…), we’re sure you’ll want to look and feel your best and brightest wherever you are – so we’ve done all of the thinking for you. Here is the perfect summer packing guide, collated by C&TH editors and brimming with the best fashion, skincare and travel essentials you need for a blissful escape – plus the best suitcase on the market to bundle it all up into. Happy holidays!

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Summer Packing Guide 2024


Code8

A woman modelling Code8's Chameleon

The Code8 way can be summed up in three words: compact, honest, practical. That old adage ‘less is more’ underpins everything this beauty brand does: less time spent on application, fewer products in your makeup bag, less marketing chit chat and zero over-selling or over claiming.

There’s no better beauty brand for your summer escape, then. Below, you can find our top picks from Code8‘s concise edit of high-quality, minimalist products, helping you get your face dressed up for the day in minutes – something we always aspire towards, but especially on holiday.

Blush Palette

Available in three shades, £36

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Code8 Chameleon lip balm

AM/PM Tinted Lip Balm

Chameleon, £28

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A series of Code8 bronzers

Bronze Summer Glow Powder

Available in four shades, £39

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Code8's radiate beauty balm

Radiate Beauty Balm

30ml, available in 11 shades, £43

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Db

No summer packing guide is complete without guidance on what we should be packing all of these goodies into. Whether you’re going long haul or need a cabin bag for a weekend away, award-winning travel brand Db has you covered. Blending high tech solutions with an oh-so-Scandi aesthetic, Db is all about clean lines and chic colourways so you can travel in style.

Pick the Ramverk Front Access Carry-On for easy access to all of your essentials through the genius front access, or heavy packers can choose between Medium and Large check-in cases featuring numerical locks, custom designed telescopic trolley handles and 360° ultra silent Japanese Hinomoto wheels.

With duffles, totes and surf, snowboard and ski bags also available, Db is your one-stop luggage shop no matter the holiday.

A big black suitcase

Ramverk Pro Check-in Luggage Large

Silver, £699

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A carry-on suitcase

Ramverk Front-access Carry-on

Green Ray, £374

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A shoulder bag for a weekend summer holiday

Essential Weekender 40L

Fogbow Beige, £90

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A duffle backpack

Roamer Duffel 40L

Falu Red, £139

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Cult Mia

This super selective online fashion marketplace swerves copycat trends and instead scours the globe to bring its users perfectly curated edits of the designer gems no one else has. Think conversation-starting dresses, standout handbags and catwalk worthy jewellery.

Cut out of a knitted summer dress

Five To Ten

Surreal Knitted Midi Dress, £455

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Mercedes Salazar Sunsetwave Handbag

Mercedes Salazar

Sunsetwave Handbag, £265

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Drowsy

The Drowsy ethos is to elevate sleep from an afterthought to an indulgent and glorious ritual. Products include everything from silk pillowcases and scrunchies to relaxing candles. A must-have on your holiday packing list, however, is one of the sumptuous silk sleep masks featuring cloud-like padding, a fully adjustable head strap and total black-out design using 22 Momme mulberry silk for uninterrupted beauty sleep every night (there’s an eyelash friendly version available, too). Elevate your sleep ritual with a spritz of Drowsy’s S.O.S Pillow Spray and you’ll be drifting off to the land of nod before you know it.

Drowsy Silk Sleep Mask – Pipe Dreams Edition

Silk Sleep Mask – Pipe Dreams Edition

 Damask Rose, £51

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Drowsy SOS sleep spray

Sleep S.O.S Pillow Spray

50ml, £19

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Anna Mason

Anna Mason is a leading independent British luxury fashion designer, and her Summer ’24 collection is brimming with chic pieces for the warmer weather. Prompted to start her own label after repeatedly being stopped in the street by other women asking where she had bought her clothes (which she had in fact made for herself), expect an array of classically sophisticated yet head-turning dresses, shirts, skirts and two-piece sets.

A woman in a summer jumpsuit

Chantal & Zelda Two Piece – RTW

Lilac Stripe, £875

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Anna Mason Cara Midi Dress

Cara Midi Dress – RTW

Rosebud Neon Pink, £875

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L'OCCITANE

This B Corp natural beauty brand and C&TH Good Brand is known for its intoxicating scents across the globe – so it’s only fitting we should pack them up for our summer globetrotting adventures. If you’re taking hold luggage, liquid restrictions are no object and you can shop to your heart’s content – though the Travel Collection has you covered if you’re travelling light. Alternatively, L’OCCITANE’s shampoo and soap bars have all the liquid goodness packed into a trusty solid, making liquid fears a thing of the past.

L'Occitane Reine Blanche Illuminating UV Shield SPF50

Reine Blanche Illuminating UV Shield SPF50

30ml, £42

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L'Occitane Intensive Repair Solid Hair Care Duo with Travel Box

Intensive Repair Solid Hair Care Duo with Travel Box

£29

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Wild

If liquid restrictions plague your mind, Wild will ensure they’re a thing of the past with its in-demand aluminium deodorant cases. Totally rejecting single-use plastic, pick your favourite design and fill it with one of Wild’s delicious-smelling, all-natural scents. If you’re always struggling with post-flight dry lips, you will be pleased to hear the brand has extended into lip balms, too.

Wild is one of C&TH‘s specially selected Good Brands, meaning it has some of the industry’s highest ethical standards. Best of all, C&TH readers get 20 percent off. Just click here to claim your offer.

Wild Deodorant

Deodorant Starter Pack

From £12

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Lip Balm Starter Pack

From £6.80

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Equi London

Whether you’re looking to boost your beauty or energy or get some extra support during pregnancy or menopause, Equi London supplements are a one stop shop for any concern. While powders are perfect for home, the comprehensive capsule collection is perfect for globetrotters.

Beauty capsules

Beauty Formula

30 day supply of capsules, from £59.50

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Wellness capsules

Wellness Formula

30 day supply of capsules, from £59.50

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Fairfax & Favor

Looking to complete your outfit with perfect summer accessories? Look no further than this Great British Brand. From country roots to epitomising British couture, Fairfax & Favor is all about craftsmanship and customer service, with shoes, bags, belts and outerwear for every occasion.

A summer handbag

Windsor Basket Bag

Melon, £295

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Summer wedge sandals

Valencia Wedge Sandal

Navy Suede, £155

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Holland Cooper

Inspired by tropical getaways – perfect if you’re off on one! – Holland Cooper‘s 2024 Resort Collection is both striking and elegant, marrying summer patterns and pops of colour with timeless cuts and, as always, luxurious materials.

Holland Cooper Swimsuit

Swimsuit

Soft Coral, £119

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A woman standing beside a pool in a white crochet dress during summer

Crochet Beach Dress

£149

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