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Issue 261: Ed’s Letter

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Welcome to what is probably my favourite issue of the year…

…I know I say that a lot, but the destination-dressing special is one that I have so much fun thinking about and putting together. Not only because I’m a total sucker for a holiday wardrobe, but because never have I felt more like I need a break than this year – and a wardrobe to go with it!

As I write this, it’s only a few days since our first W. ICONS In Residence event, which was absolutely incredible and such a fantastic opportunity to engage with so many of you. During the weekend, several of you told us how much you love our packing edits, so for this issue we’ve homed in on that, but with a slightly different approach. One of my best packing tips is to pack for your destination and think about outfits rather than items. This will mean that once you arrive at your destination, you’ll have a really strong wardrobe that works for your holiday style. On pages 3-7, we’ve curated the perfect packing lists for five dream destinations, from MarrakeshCurated by W.ICONSDestination Dressing: Marrakesh to the Amalfi CoastCurated by W.ICONSDestination Dressing: Amalfi Coast, to give you some inspiration.

We also have a shoot with our fashion editors, on page 2ShootsThe Editors’ Holiday Style Essentials, where we’ve each selected our favourite holiday pieces. This year, I’ve gone for a summer-in-the-city look, as I’ll be spending a lot of my time in London, working, so I want pieces suitable for that purpose.

Elsewhere in the issue, there are lots of juicy pages that focus on summer style, including our edit of the best barely-there sandals on page 9Top TenThe 10 Best Strappy Sandals, our review of holiday-ready travel beauty kits on page 12Beauty FocusTravel Sets, tips for wearing cut-out dresses on page 11Unexpected HeroCut-Out Dresses, and ideas on how to style a co-ord on page 10Style Sheet4 Ways To Style A Co-Ord.

Finally, on page 13CompetitionWin With Stella McCartney Beauty there's a chance to win one of 10 STELLA by Stella McCartney Travel Essentials Sets, worth £140. I've been using these products for a little while now and I'm so impressed by them - I'd highly recommend entering!


Laura (& Petro) xx