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WHAT TO PACK FOR YACHT WEEK IN CROATIA

9 Dec , 2014   Video

Summer.

Sunshine, salt water, waves, partying, sailing, relaxing.

Sounds like the perfect summer doesn’t it? Yacht Week in Croatia provides the perfect getaway, a moving paradise on water with the sole goal of enjoyment. With a plethora of different routes and multiple destinations including islands, bays, marinas, festivals, and party scenes, sailing Croatia is the place to be! But how are you going to maintain that fresh, sun-kissed look throughout your adventures? Luckily, your Yacht Week checklist has been sorted for you with everything from the latest trends to the most necessary items… now just tick them off and enjoy your summer as you sail Croatia in style. If you’ve never heard of Yacht Week, or not sure what all the hype is about check out the video below. You’ll be packing your bag and ready to come aboard before the clip ends!

Croatia Sailing Checklist

–Sunnies. Whatever you do, do not forget those shades! With sunlight reflecting off the glistening water day after day you really must keep those eyes protected! Not to mention, you can look super cool whilst doing so. Handy hint…wooden frames are all the rage. Inspired by the surf-life and with an aim to capture the ultimate summer feel, wooden frames are a modern yet timeless design bringing an element of nature to you. Plus, they go with pretty much everything and you don’t have to spend a fortune on the Ray Ban versions -go to any funky market scene and I guarantee you’ll find some there, or alternatively, check out ASOS!

–Sun Cream. I know, you want that perfect deep golden tan. BUT that doesn’t mean you should let your skin get all spotty and leathery from UV damage! Sun cream myth no.1: it prevents you from achieving a tan. Absolutely not. Sun cream allows you to achieve a gradual tan minus the unsightly red burn and scaly peeling…  Le Tan SPF Coconut Lotion is the most deliciously-scented sun cream that is non-greasy yet moisturising, 4 hours water resistant and has a UVA/UVB broad spectrum. You can’t go wrong!

–Hats. Caps. Both. Ladies, the vintage straw boater is always a classic summer look or if you prefer felt/material, any wide-rimmed hat does the job. Guys, a classic cap will suffice if thats what you’re in to, but if you’re more daring try sporting a fedora, they’ve really made a show this year.

–Water-proof watch. Leave your delicate clockwork at home. What you need is a sturdy time-device that fits in perfectly with your scenery. If you haven’t already heard of them, O-clock watches are the perfect combination of visually-appealing yet minimalist and are affordable, waterproof and available in 15 different colours (packaged in a super cute pop-top tin).

-Lip Balm. Forget peeling lips, remember lip balm… (that includes you too boys). For perfectly kissable lips make sure your balm has SPF Palmer’s cacao butter balm and Blistex Ultra are always safe options.

–Bare Minerals. For the ladies who love their makeup. This five ingredient mineral powder is a full-coverage foundation, concealer and illuminator all in one. Plus, with no harmful ingredients you can sleep in it without fearing a break out. Bare minerals mingles with sweat beautifully to give an appealing glow (unlike the other stuff that goes cluggy and gross..) and it even has a light SPF. One little powder to just top up as required and thats really all you’ll need!

–Bikinis/Boardies. You will be living in these. Girls, pack your bikinis… all of them! Also, this trip is the best excuse to buy new sets… Check out triangl swimwear for the latest bikini trends. Guys, retro surf-style boardies are all the rage, you probably think ASOS is for the girls but their men’s collection is pretty impressive. Check it out.

–Airy blouses/flowy dresses/Hawaiian shirts/ Cotton singlets. Keep it light, keep it loose. Buttons are great, so you can open them up and let your skin breathe. Think boho, beach-bum styles. Spice things up with crocheted crop tops and/or balinese sarongs.

–Sandals/Thongs/Boat shoes. Durable and comfy is the way to go. Pack your trusty Havianas and comfiest slip-ons and you’re all set.

You’ll probably appear in lot’s of Yacht Week Photos but keeping it simple, comfy, practical yet stylish means you’re always photo ready (don’t forget the sun cream, you don’t want to look like a freshly cooked lobster!) Also, embrace the sea-hair, it’s actually a sought-after look.