Pack Your Bags: A Summer Holiday with Base Colour

Thursday 6th December, 2018

From LA to Palm Springs, we follow tastemakers Holly and Shaun of Base Colour as they travel to the West Coast for a quick summer getaway. Sharing their top styles notes, travel essentials and a few insider tips, take your holiday cues here and come away with us – to California we go.

Summertime always ignites the desire for a sun-soaked getaway. When travelling, what items will you always have in your bag?

Without a doubt you will find a wide-brimmed hat, cat-eye sunglasses and a huge selection of golden jewels (particularly oversized earrings) in my luggage.


When it comes to holiday dressing, what is your secret to creating the ultimate look?

I always keep my outfit quite simple, especially for hot weather – white, black, neutral…and then add details with accessories.


Where will you be spending most of your time this season?

You will find us by the beach in Ocean Grove, Victoria. We’ve grown up visiting this beach every summer!

What warm weather essentials should every man own this season?

A linen shirt, chinos and a quality pair of sunglasses.


Your tips for creating a simple yet elevated summer look?

Stay clear of too much colour and opt for neutral, earthy tones. Complement it with loafers.


Who tends to pack more when going on holiday, you or Holly?

Definitely Holly – I don’t think she has mastered the art of packing yet!

Favourite look and/or pieces from SABA’s High Summer collection?

A linen shirt-short combo, and a polo shirt.

SABA Jamie Shirt, Cotton Linen Blend, Tapered Fit, Short Sleeves, Comes in Dusty Pink and Eucalypt
SABA Jolie Tie Mini Dress, Wrap Skirt, Elastic Waist, Flutter Sleeves, Comes in Blue Melange

Your perfectly curated summer palette – what does it look like?

Anything neutral paired with white (and maybe some tortoise shell thrown in)!


Favourite things to do in Palm Springs?

Other than hanging by the pool, we love to venture out to check out the beautiful architecture! There are so many stunning houses in Palm Springs – serious inspo! Palm Springs also has some killer restaurants that always offer a great happy hour!


How would you describe LA’s street style?

It’s effortlessly cool, yet so luxe!

Most-coveted piece from SABA’s High Summer collection?

The Jasmine Linen Wrap Dress – obsessed!

How would you describe your style? Do you have a distinct summer aesthetic?

Tailored street-wear with an edge


You guys are currently photographing in LA and Palm Springs. What do you love most about these cities?

LA: The weather is always spot-on and the street culture is amazing – make sure to check out Fairfax District for a taste of the fashion scene.
Palm Springs: The definition of relaxation. This place is beyond picturesque and the architecture is insane! I highly recommend visiting Palm Springs, it’s one of our favourite destinations.