Packing For A Getaway With Riad Dama
When April approaches, you know it’s time to start planning the summer holiday. However, July and August sound still quite far. The best solution to break the routine and to recharge the battery is to plan a short getaway.
A short escape normally includes two or three days off. I don’t know about you, but I feel more pressure to pack for three days rather than two weeks. When you go out for a weekend, you have to try to keep your luggage as lighter as possible. I can’t justify 15 kilos of clothes to my husband when we are out for few days (but certainly I can do when we travel for weeks!).
So, picking the right clothes for a weekend getaway is harder than what it sounds. I always picture in my mind that an unexpected event might happen and I want to be prepare for it. What if we go out for dinner in a fancy restaurant? What if there is a beach dresscode to observe? Again, what if…yes, I know! I sound a bit paranoid.
To avoid to add more stress on an already stressful life (I mean, I’m planning a holiday, it should be fun, right?), I started to focus on those clothes that are light to carry around, easy to match and wearable from day to night.
What I pack for a getaway
I recently added some items to my wardorbe from the Italian brand Riad Dama. They have a lot of luxurious kaftans made in Marrakesh with the best silks and fabrics that are perfect for the hot season.
I felt in love with this Riad Dama black and white kaftan at the first sight. I love the tassel detail, it makes the dress fancy. This kaftan is perfect as cover up to go to the beach. At the same time, if matched with a slip, it can be a solution for a date night. Imagine it with a pair of heels or jewelled sandals. It’s so chic!!
Riad Dama has also a range of beautiful jewels to match with the kaftans. I went for a golden pair of earrings which, once again, I think they will elevate the entire outfit if worn during the evening.
Another piece very versatile is this silk shirt. It’s soft, fresh and it comes in a beautiful color. I styled it with a pair of skinny jeans and high heels because I wanted to create a look for the evening. Now that I think about it, I’d see this shirt also styled with a pencil midi skirt for a very glamourous occasion.
However, this shirt looks fabulous even if you wear it with a pair of shorts or a mini skirt and flat shoes for a day outfit. It’s really easy to match.
If you’re planning to go away for few days and you don’t want to overpack, try to find pieces that are interchangable from day to night.
Riad Dama offers many key pieces that will help you to build a holiday closet without becoming crazy. Riad Dama kaftans will make you look elegant and chic from the beach to the party at the sunset. Just play around with the accessories to create different looks. Add fancy earrings for the night, wear flat shoes for the day.
A straw bag, which is a must have of the season, is perfect to complete all your outfits.
Riad Dama will be soon available in Doha for a Trunk Show at Four Seasons. You can stay updated following the Brand on Instagram.
Riad Dama silk shirt | Levi’s jeans | Riad Dama earrings | Jasmine Elizabeth heels | JADEtribe bag
Photography by Sofia Graniello
Location Four Seasons Doha
*This post is in collaboration with Riad Dama