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5 minutes with…The Island Gang

It’s probs for the best that we don’t know how much time we’ve spent/wasted thinking about our next holiday (booked or not). Since the British summertime is stubbornly keeping up its image of being… er, less than great, that vacay dreaming ain’t showing signs of stopping (much like the rain).

So, let’s indulge a little bit more, shall we? On our recent trip to Crete (soz readers) we grilled our (ridiculously) stylish, Island Gang on their summer plans and even squeezed a few packing tips from them.  Because, we really wanna know how to get holiday photos like this beautiful lot; can anyone say… ‘squad goals’? 

Kavita


What's your island essential?
A bikini or swimsuit, I love when the holiday season rolls around and I have that *perfect* piece, the more unique the better.

Pick your RI holiday hero?

The floral swimsuit, it’s stunning and so different to other swimsuits I’ve seen, I've had so many compliments; it's really flattering! 

How do you take your vacay style from day to night?

It's all in the shoes and accessories for sure! Swapping the summer sunnies for a gorgeous pair of statement earrings or a choker, and changing your sandals for a pair of wedges.

What's your tip for beach body confidence?
Try to focus on where you are and the beautiful scenery and not on how you look to others around you - most people don't see anything other than the fact you look amazing, it's usually all in your head.

Julian


What’s your dream holiday?
Tropical weather, amazing food and funny adventures, but the most important thing is to spend it with friends or family. 
 
What’s your island essential?
I can't go on vacation without a stylish pair of sunglasses.
 
Pick your RI holiday hero?
Definitely the navy polka dot suit; I wore it for dinner with RI on the beach in Crete.

How do you take your vacay style from day to night?
For the pool, I’d wear a cool short-sleeve shirt with swim shorts and sandals, at night, I’d just change the shorts to a pair of trousers.
 
What’s your tip for beach body confidence?
The only tip I can give is to be confident in whatever body type you have. Just own it! 

Tasha


What’s your island essential?
Camera - 100%

Pick your RI holiday hero?
The orange bikini - so cool.

How do you take your vacay style from day to night?
Throw on a pair of shorts/a skirt and swap those sandals for heels.
 
How should summer nights be spent?
They should be total adventures; let your skateboard take you on a trip all night or party with friends. Other nights should be about chilling with loved ones, having a BBQ. Or, just enjoying some alone time watching the stars.

Cassandra


What's your dream holiday?
A beach, lots of sun and unlimited food!

What's your island essential?
A new playlist, good music is key!

Pick your RI holiday hero?
The scalloped banana print bikini. 
 
How do you take your vacay style from day to night?
Switch out my shoes for sexy stilettos and throw on one of RI's amazing caftans. 

How should summer nights be spent?
Having dinner on the beach with friends.

What's your tip for beach body confidence?
Find a swimsuit that flatters your body shape, and a good tan can make all the difference!

Sophia


What’s your dream holiday?
My dream holiday takes place by the sea. Palm trees, sand under my feet, beachy hair and salty skin. 

Pick your RI holiday hero?
My favourite piece is the white playsuit. It´s just perfect for a nice dinner after a day on the beach. Nothing looks better than white on tanned skin.
 
How do you take your vacay style from day to night?
Just change the shoes! I change beach flats to cute mules and add some jewellery.

How should summer nights be spent?
With your friends, some good food and of course some fine drinks.


Verena


What’s your dream holiday?
Somewhere by the sea, I love the feeling of sand under my feet and the smell of salt water. 

Pick your RI holiday hero?
I'm in love with the black studded heels. They are so comfy and cool and you can wear them with everything. 
 
How do you take your vacay style from day to night?
Change the shoes and put some lipstick on, then you are so night ready.
 
How should summer nights be spent?
 There is nothing better than to hang out with your friends and have some drinks.

What’s your tip for beach body confidence?
Be our own kind of beautiful. Stop thinking about others and start loving yourself. 

Jordan


What’s your dream holiday?

Somewhere tropical and super secluded. I love being on the water, so island hopping on a nice boat with a few friends would be a dream.


Pick your RI holiday hero?
The white frame sunglasses. They look amazing with almost everything and are essential on holiday. 

How do you take your vacay style from day to night?
It's all about making things simple! Throwing a wrap skirt or denim shorts over a cute swimsuit and adding some wedge heels can bring any outfit from day to night. 

How should summer nights be spent?
Summer nights should be spent outside, at a fun outdoor restaurant or beach bar. 

What’s your tip for beach body confidence?
I wear a little shimmer oil on my body! It contours everything in the right places! But, don't forget SPF.

Andreas


What’s your dream holiday?

I love to spend my holidays with friends; it’s all about adventure and discovering new places.
 
What’s your island essential?
My camera! lol. I love shooting when I’m not home.

Pick your RI holiday hero?
I’m so in love with the PINK suit. It’s the perfect summer look.

How should summer nights be spent?
Late dinner nights and just spending hours talking, laughing and enjoying the summer… warm summer nights are very special to me.
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