Elle’s Essential Packing Guide to Hawaii
Elle’s Essential Packing Guide to Hawaii
Our gal Elle jet-sets around the world at a moments notice and is constantly on the run so we asked her to put together her essential packing guide for Hawaii, seeing as she is part of the Billabong family and comes with us to Pipe every year, we thought it was about time we knew what was in her bag!
1. Elle Effect
I would apply 2 coats of Elle Effect before leaving for Hawaii because you can’t be on island time without a good tan. Depending on how long I was staying, after maybe 4 or 5 days I would do a one layer top up to make me feel like I had been there for a month, without the sun damage!
Swim is the first think I think of when packing for vacation and I always make sure I have the perfect onepiece for all the activities. The Summer High in Mulberry is the perfect shade to accentuate the tan, is textured to perfection and is the most flattering fit. It’s definitely one of my favourites of the season!
Of course I don’t leave the house without being adorned in my favourite jewellery designed and made by my very own sister. The one I never take off when I go overseas is the St. Cristopher Pendant necklace as it’s the Patron Saint of travel and I know keeps me safe. My other favourite necklace is the Aurora Luna Medallion, a constant reminder there is always light and dark in our own lives and to embrace the ups and downs on this journey we call life. The ring I never take off is the Anteros Ring, it’s so fine and simple and designed to be stacked but looks just as epic on it’s own. The Crescent Moon Diamond ring is another fav, as well as the Saint Diamond Cross Necklace.
Because, when in Hawaii right? This shirt is so soft and the print, well it couldn’t scream any more Hawaii. I love it thrown over swim or even tied up at the front with a pair of denim cut-offs.
I admit you don’t really need this when you are taking a beach holiday but I like to take it just in case we go out for a nice dinner and I can’t do the ‘just got out of the ocean for the 5th day in a row’ look.
This beautiful sarong is part of my Billabong x Elle collection and is one of the most essential items you need when in Hawaii. You can wear it over swim as a traditional style sarong, as a tube tie top, a head scarf, tie it onto your bag and even wear it around your neck. The options are endless with this little beauty.
For anyone that knows me or follows me you would know vintage denim shorts are my ride or dies, so when I got the opportunity to create my very own denim shorts as part of my Billabong collaboration, I just knew they would be perfect. My staple wardrobe item that I could never live without. Old school washed denim, cut up, distressed, left in the sun, stretched and frayed is just how I like them.
For those days when you know you just won’t have time for the perfect curl. Beach hair at it’s best, this spray is what I use even when I’m no way near the sea. It’s a weightless texture mist for effortlessly undone hair. For the beach babe and beyond, this spray comes on all my trips with me.
Everyone needs a pair of slides in their life. Thongs be gone, don’t pack them. Slides are casually cool and can pretty much be worn with anything. They make your outfit, where as thongs can break your outfit. The Billabong ones come in black or red and when somethings this good, I get it in both colours.
10. Sleep Silk Mask
I don’t go anywhere on a plane without my sleep silk mask. It blocks out all light when you are trying to sleep and the person next to you likes to read with the light on the whole flight. Because, your beauty sleep is a real thing. Sometimes I even pack the silk pillowcase, especially when I am shooting the day after I arrive. It ensures my hair is still presentable when I wake up!
A wide brimmed straw hat is a beach holiday must have and the one that’s in my collaboration is ideal. With frayed edges and a slightly floppy look it will keep you safe from the island sun, and ensure you are looking fine too.
If I could only have one dress in my life, this would be it. The perfect pull on, the perfect party dress, the perfect beach coverup, the perfect picnic dress, it’s basically everything. It now travels with me everywhere due to it being so multi purpose. Oh and its so comfortable, you will kind of want to wear it every day while on vacay.