Jet set

Start the summer season in style with casual-cool accessories that blend form and function

27 June, 2019

Most summer getaways begin at the airport, and making this part of your journey as streamlined and stress-free as possible will set the precedent for a relaxing holiday. For peace of mind at the baggage carousel, add a stylish leather luggage tag from Smythson to your suitcase, making it easy to spot and less likely to go amiss.

Priority number one in hot weather is protecting your head and face from the sun’s powerful rays, preferably in the most comfortable and stylish way possible. The Rivoli cotton hat from Hermès ticks both of these boxes, to keep you looking and feeling cool in the heat.

Speaking of sun protection (and looking cool), Tom Davies’ sunglasses are as attractive as they are functional, lending a movie-star glamour to your poolside look, while keeping your eyes shielded from harmful UV rays with top-of-the-range Zeiss lenses.

Help your skin adapt to the change in climate by packing some pampering beauty products to rinse off the salt, sun cream and chlorine, and replenish the skin’s moisture. Bamford’s jasmine scented body wash and body lotion has a calming aroma that will rejuvenate and revitalise your body and mind, with plant-based formulas that contain organic aloe vera and collagen-protecting antioxidants to refresh and condition your skin.

Deciding what footwear to pack can be tricky, especially if your aim is to travel light. This is where Church’s Mirfield classic sneakers come to the rescue. Made using comfortable and breathable white calf leather, they can be paired with everything – from casual shorts and T-shirts on a daytime excursion to more tailored eveningwear for a relaxed beachside dinner – making them the most adaptable footwear you could own. These and a pair of flip-flops should be all you’ll need.

Discover all of these exceptional summertime accessories, and many more, at The Royal Exchange.

Pictured top (L-R):
Rivoli Cotton Hat, £325, Hermès; Bamford Jasmine Hand and Body Lotion, £26, and Bamford Jasmine Hand and Body Wash, £24, Bamford Grooming Department; Mara Luggage Tag in brown calf leather, £75, Smythson; Notting Hill sunglasses, £295, Tom Davies; Mirfield classic sneaker in white calf leather, £320, Church’s; all at The Royal Exchange