White embroidered cotton dresses immediately call for an island escape. It's one piece of clothing that's always at the top of my travel packing list when the seaside calls because they're light, breathable, oh so comfortable! and can be dressed up or down. Try to stick with a good balance between the overall length and sleeves. If the sleeves are 3/4, go for a length just above the knees. If it's a long maxi dress, show some skin on your top half with thin shoulder straps - cami style.Travel StyleTHE LOOK / Seaside loversA favourite look that will never date on your travels (no matter how long or short you plan to go) is pairing your white embroidered cotton dress with tan sandals. Embrace tousled, wavy beach hair and get the look with a sea salt spray. This one by gnarly whale comes in a refreshing thai coconut scent with water, mediterranean sea salt, aloe vera gel, coconut oil and grapefruit seed extract. Complete the look with a classic panama hat, big sunglasses and polish in a bright hue. Oh and one piece of delicate jewellery, just because!

Collage: Aubrey Daquinag for The Love Assembly