2020 proved to be the year of the staycation, but they aren’t going anywhere fast. A staycation gives you complete freedom and luxury to design your own trip. No breakfast time restraints or organised dinner times, simply the ability to live your life away from home. Offering the opportunity to disconnect, reconnect and charge, depending on your needs, a staycation can be tailored to your holiday cravings, giving you free reign over your own agenda. Whether you are booking in for uninterrupted serenity, with only the pull of a good book to answer to, or a relaxing base to return to after a tiring day of exploring, your ‘home from home’ will give you a freedom that you rarely find with other holidays.
Renting a whole building, apartment or house, such as with Airbnb, gives you total seclusion and space to spread out in. With the opportunity to live like a local as opposed to a tourist, you can totally immerse yourself in everything your host location has to offer. Whether you are in Padstow taking fresh line-caught fish from the local market back to grill up for dinner, or are enjoying a well deserved lie-in after exploring the nightlife of Liverpool, you can totally feel at home in your home away from home.
The comfort of the familiar with exuberance of the new, your homestay wardrobe depends on your holiday cravings and desires. However, we would recommend giving yourself options and selecting multi-tasking pieces that transform come the need to. A hero piece in the wardrobe of many fashionistas, the well-loved Victoria trainers are a great starting point when building a staycation wardrobe. Elegant enough to pair with tailored trousers, but casual enough to wear with denim shorts, the Siempre Victoria trainers will take you anywhere you need to go on your trip. Far from a traditional beach slide, the Mali Leather Slider Sandals look fresh off a catwalk. Perfect for wearing to stroll on the sand, but remarkably also smart enough to pair with a maxi dress for dinner, the mule sandals are sure to surprise you with their endless styling opportunities.
For gent’s, the classic Birkenstock Arizona sandals prove their cult-status due to their understated style, all day comfort and versatility. Perfect for pairing with rolled up denim and checked shirts, they have laid-back summer style covered. When packing for all eventualities, a pair of wellingtons or weather boots doesn’t go amiss. Whether you are paddling in the chilly sea or on a Sunday morning walk in uncertain terrain, a pair of atypical wellies, like the Banbury Boots by Barbour do not distract any style points. Finally, with the happy addition of a possible kitchen in your homestay, you can pack yourself a picnic and go completely off grid for the day. Perfect for packing lunch, but keeping you stylish, the Cormac Canvas and Leather Backpack completes the off-duty look.