Travel Style Guide: What I Wore In Phuket

Travel Style Guide: what I packed for Phuket

I’m wearing:
Reformation dress | Jimmy Choo sunglasses (from Fidenza Village) | Bobot straw bag | Bandana from local flea market

For the first time in many years I packed only the essentials for my holiday in Phuket. I’m proud of myself because I normally tent to overpack. The fact that I run a fashion blog doesn’t even help. I always have the fear that I might lose a chance to shoot amazing contents simply because I left that damn dress at home. It’s silly, I know, but this is how my job works.

However, this time I tried at my best to bring outfits that I could really wear, not only to take photos. Further, we changed three hotels in 8 days so I didn’t want to carry a heavy luggage around.

I thought to share with you the process I went through when I packed my luggage to Phuket putting together my Travel Style Guide. 

Travel Style Guide: what I packed for Phuket

Travel Style Guide: what I packed for Phuket



I knew that we would have spent most of the time at the beach, so the first thing I wrote on my packing list were swimsuits. I brought 5 options. At least two of them were what I define “statement swimsuits” which means that they were more than a simple bikini or one-piece. Thanks to details or ruffles these swimsuits can easily be worn as a top, pairing with shorts or skirts, perfect from day to night. It’s a winning situation because you double your options bringing half of the clothes!

Here my favourite swimwear:

1.ASOS Red Gingham Print
2. Araks Black Single Shoulder Bikini Top
3.South Beach Bardot Neck Frill Swimsuit (currently ON SALE)
4.ASOS Faux Pearl Crop Bikini Top
5.L*Space Kimora One Piece
6.Missguided Tie Front Bikini Top
7.Vero Moda Frill Printed Bikini Top
8.Marysia Swim Asymmetrical Bikini Top
9.Monki Off Shoulder Frill Flamingo Bikini Top (ON SALE 17$)

Travel Style Guide: what I packed for Phuket

& other stories T-shirt | K Jacques leather sandals | Dior sunglasses | Bobot straw bag


At this moment the weather in Phuket is 30 degrees, so I packed two pair of shorts and one denim skirt. The denim skirt is always a winning choice to go for. It’s very versatile, you can style it with basically everything. Shorts are practical and comfortable!

Here my favourite skirts and shorts:

1.Raw Hem Denim Shorts With Studs
2.Dark Wash Embroidered Denim Shorts
3.H&M Denim Shorts (the one I’m wearing here below and currently ON SALE)
4.High Waist Denim Shorts
5.H&M Black Denim Skirt
6.Button through denim skirt (my favourite style)
7.Moto tomato denim skirt (straight from my Wishlist)
8.Rebecca Minkoff Beatty Skirt (similar to the one I wore)
9.Scallop Hem Skirt

Travel Style Guide: what I packed for Phuket


Since I kept the bottom part pretty simple I played more with tops and blouses. I packed only two T-shirts which were very useful when I visited the Elephant sanctuary. Then I also put in the luggage three tops, one blouse and one long-sleeves shirt in linen which is absolutely perfect to be worn at the beach. It keeps you fresh and cool even under the sun!

My favourite tops:

1.Patterened lace crop Top
2.Bustier Top
3.Boho Top
4.Pom Pom Blouse
5.Eyelat lace Top
6. White T-shirt


Dresses are the easiest way to get dressed. I picked two maxi dresses. One is a new entry from Reformation, a brand that I have mixing feeling for (I’ll tell you everything in my upcoming post). It was a good choice because it looked nice worn at the beach and very sexy in the evening (a similar version available here)
The second dress is from a limited collection released by S*uce (you know, my favourite store in Dubai) in collaboration with Shoestova. This multiple layer dress is the perfect choice because each layer is removable. In one dress you have a maxi, midi and mini dress, plus a cropped top!

Travel Style Guide: what I packed for PhuketTravel Style Guide: what I packed for Phuket

Travel Style Guide: what I packed for Phuket

Juicy Couture denim skirt | H&M off the shoulder bikini top | Christian Dior sunglasses (from Fidenza Village)


As I said in my Phuket Travel Guide, evenings were quite warm so I didn’t really need a jacket. However I suffer a lot the AC on the plane that I always put different layers on to keep myself warm and the denim jacket is definitely a life saver.


I carefully selected the accessories to bring to Phuket. Once I decided my outfits I tried to pick shoes that would have worked with all my looks. So, I packed a pair of K Jacques flat leather sandals, my favourite brand for summer shoes. They are very neutral, I wore them literally with every thing and every time. I brought a pair of flip flops but I ended to use my K Jacques at the beach too.

The second pair of shoes were these Tabitha Simmons slide sandals (currently ON SALE here and also available in blue) They are very fancy, I wore them mainly in the evenings.

I left home all my designer bags. I only picked a maxi straw bag from Dubai-based brand Bobot (customised with my initials) and a cross body straw bag.

Travel Style Guide: what I packed for Phuket

Travel Style Guide: what I packed for Phuket


To conclude my Travel Style Guide few mentions about beauty products I put in the luggage.
First thing first to put in the beauty case is a sunblock cream 50+. The sun is very strong! I reduced my makeup at the minimal. Actually I never wore makeup except for lipsticks. I brought with me one from Tom Ford and Dior Addict Lip Tattoo (it’s long-wear). I also went for a different fragrance: AURA by Thierry Mugler. It’s a new entry in my beauty vanity and since it’s inspired by nature I thought it was the best scent to remember this holiday in Phuket with.

Travel Style Guide: what I packed for Phuket

Shoestova x Sauce multiple layer dress | Dior sunglasses (from Fidenza Village) | Tabitha Simmons sandals










Bonjour Chiara
About me

Chiara is a quirky and funny Italian girl currently living in Middle East. She is a dreamer, a blogger, a shopaholic, Paris and cats lover. She spends her days with her husband and their three cats, creating outfits with Mrs B. and writing about what she loves!


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Reply March 1, 2018

Perfect outfits ♥

Kelsey Bang
Reply March 1, 2018

super cute looks! such darling beach looks!

Mariann Yip
Reply March 1, 2018

Gorgeous vacation wear. I'm loving the maxi dress!

Reply March 1, 2018

These photos are so gorgeous! Phuket looks amazing! I went once when I was younger, really hoping that I get to go back! LOVE what you wore too, super cute bathing suit choices! :)

xo, Chloe //

    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply March 4, 2018

    Phuket is great! unfortunately it's changing quite quickly because of the massive tourism :(
    xoxo, Chiara

Deasy @ Rose Gold Rhyme
Reply March 1, 2018

These looks are gorgeous - love your maxi dress so much!

Reply March 1, 2018

That first outfit is amazing! I love the whole black look with the basket bag. It's very trendy at the moment as well! All these photos look so relaxing as well. I hope to visit one day in the future as well, so hopefully I can be as relaxed as you look in these photos in the near future!

Heba xx
The Heba

    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply March 4, 2018

    So true, I was really relaxed on holiday! beach life is the best!!
    xoxo, Chiara

Reply March 1, 2018

Such an amazing looks.
I can that you've a blast.xx

Reply March 1, 2018

I totally know what you mean about not packing that dress for that perfect location! Blogger struggle. I love all your vacation looks.


Reply March 2, 2018

You have a great style, love everything but the first outfit is my fave, love the maxi dress!!


Desires In Style
Reply March 2, 2018

Tutti bellissimi questi outfit!!! ;)
un bacio
Agnese & Elisa

Reply March 2, 2018

that bag is so cute
The Glossychic

    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply March 4, 2018

    It's from a Dubai based brand, the girl is phenomenal in customising it!
    xoxo, Chiara

Amy Arnold
Reply March 2, 2018

Love all your suits and that perfect bag!

Amy Ann
Straight A Style

Reply March 3, 2018

I want to go to Phuket so bad! And I'm in love with allll of your outfits you wore girl :)

xx, mel

Reply March 3, 2018

My favorite outfit is definitely the one with the denim juicy couture skirt and the h&m bikini top! So cute!

    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply March 4, 2018

    That skirt was super practical, I wore it literally from the beach to the restaurant!
    xoxo, Chiara

Bright December
Reply March 3, 2018

So cute!

Reply March 5, 2018

I love all the fun vacation looks! Such a fun idea to wear swimsuits as tops!

Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

Reply March 5, 2018

So pretty! I love your black maxi, so flowy and carefree. That off-shoulder gingham bikini top is so perfect on you too, really sexy and fun!

Jessica |

Reply March 10, 2018

The outfits are just right. Beautiful photos!

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