24 October 2017Last updated

Fashion | Women

Summer holiday wardrobe

Natalya Zahkarova reveals her 10 packing essentials

Lindsay Judge
9 Jul 2017 | 12:05 am
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1. Hat: ‘I don’t just love hats, I adore them – I take them to any trip I can get away with wearing them. Eugenia Kim [available at] is my favourite hat brand from this summer.’

2. Sandals: ‘If a woman has to spend insane amounts of money on one piece in her wardrobe, it has to be shoes. Feeling discomfort and pain in newly bought shoes is not a good thing. My favourite brand for comfort and style is Manolo Blahnik.’

3. Swimsuit: ‘You cannot survive without a plain swimsuit, either black or white. First of all, it will go well with any other article of clothing, and secondly, it will accentuate any figure. I buy most of mine from Russsian designer Natayakim but there are so many out there on the high street.’

4. Statement earrings: ‘Earrings will let you –and others – see yourself as the Queen of the beach. My own jewellery brand Follow Your Love has some gorgeous ones.’

5. Sunglasses: ‘Sunglasses shouldn’t just protect you from the sun, but also shine under its light. I love sunnies by Bulgari.’

6. Denim jacket: ‘The most important thing about clothing for vacation is its quality. For instance, cotton denim will save you during both a windy evening and the scorching heat of the afternoon.’

7. Beach bag: ‘A beach bag should first and foremost have a lot of space! Only after that should it be bright and optimistic.’

8. Summer cotton dress: ‘A long light dress can be worn on top of the swimsuit during the day, and then worn to the restaurant with fitting shoes in the evening. Red Valentino is my favourite brand for summer dresses.’

9. Husband’s shirt: ‘I didn’t confuse anything! The husband’s shirt may be big on you, but oversized is still a trend!’

10. Neck scarf: ‘Small details can drastically change your entire look. Just wear a plain white dress and a red neck scarf and let your tan do the magic!’

Also pack:

Flash tattoos – Natalya never leaves for a trip without these. She says: ‘The ’90s trend came back to us last summer and just does not let go. A tip for amateurs: A pink flamingo is awesome and all, but sparkling freckles are the real hit of the season.’

Underwater camera – ‘An underwater camera can come in handy on the islands and it can brighten the mood. You can manage with an inexpensive vacation option, since the footage isn’t as important as the process itself. I love this one by Sunny’

Towel – ‘Always pack a towel. It won’t take up much space, but it will add cosiness to your hotel room.’

Inspired by Natalya’s capsule wardrobe, here’s our pick of what to wear this summer, where ever you are going.

What to wear on your…

Beach holiday


Hat, Dh250, Ted Baker


Swimsuit, Dh425, OLA Swimwear at Harvey Nichols Dubai


Statement earrings, Dh1,840, Oscar de la Renta


Sunglasses, Dh1,818, Rosie Assoulin at Moda Operandi


Denim jacket, Dh3,720, Alice + Olivia


Beach bag, Dh730, Mystique at


Dress, Dh1,150, Kage


Shirt, Dh760, Diesel


Neck scarf, Dh89, Promod

City break


Hat, Dh89, & Other Stories


Sandals, Dh799, Kurt Geiger


Swimsuit, Dh1,709, Lisa Marie Fernandez at Net a


Statement earrings, Dh1,083, Rebecca De Ravenel at Moda Operandi


Sunglasses, Dh2,300, Dita Eyewear at Boutique 1


Denim jacket, Dh199, H&M


Beach Bag, Dh99, Iconic


Dress, Dh249, ASOS


Shirt, Dh710, Sandro


Neck scarf, Dh69, Mango

Global explorer


Hat, Dh1,095, Missoni


Sandals, Dh119, Parfois


Swimsuit, Dh617, Solid & Striped at


Statement earrings, Dh69, Mango


Sunglasses, Dh79, ASOS


Denim jacket, Dh740, All Saints


Beach bag, Dh79, La Vie en Rose


Dress, Dh1,176, Paul Smith


Shirt, Dh140, American Eagle


Neck scarf, Dh480, Gerard Darel

Lindsay Judge

Lindsay Judge