Vacation essentials: The checklist for a balmy getaway

Vacation essentials: The checklist for a balmy getaway

Spring break

Text: Andrea Sim

Image: Mr Porter

Escaping the biting cold with a trip to the Italian Riviera? Here's what you should pack

Waiting on the mercury to rise is overrated. Especially when you can hop online and secure a ticket to the Bahamas. Or the Mediterranean, for that matter. So to assist you in getting ready for that well-deserved spring break (do it), we've pulled a timeless edit from's Spring Getaway Essentials, covering all bases for any balmy port of call.

First, opt for materials that are breathable. While linen trumps cotton, the former crinkles in an instant — thus, we're advocating the airy cotton shirt from Valentino and slim-fit trousers from Dries Van Noten. Slipping on a pair of palm tree printed sneakers to get into the island spirit is also recommended; not to mention, perfect for trekking the cobblestones of Portofino. And if you're p
eople watching at cafés, these reflective aviators from Acne Studios will make sure you're discrete. Once the crisp, cool air decends when the sun sets, keep cozy with a denim jacket from Visvim.

Is lounging by the waters on your agenda instead? Just switch the sneakers out for a pair of two-tone sandals from Marni, and set yourself apart with a pair of Orlebar Brown's classic — but never boring — swim shorts. All of the above to be stowed in a Mulberry carry-all stamped with your initials. So vacation ready.