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Backpacker or flashpacker?

Accessories

STATE OF SHOP has hit the road and relocated our HQ to a beachside bungalow in Thailand for the next month – oh the joys of online shopping, it means we can go anywhere in the world and still keep tabs on our favourite stores. (You can follow all our Thailand updates on INSTAGRAM)

Since being here we’ve noticed two very distinct types of travellers (not including the families and high-end sorts) – everyone on the islands is either a backpacker or flashpacker.

Backpackers are the young twenty-somethings or the full-time nomads, travelling on a shoe-string, staying in dorm rooms with fans only, and making the most of happy hour.

The flashpackers are a little bit older, they’ve got a more money to spend, they can afford their own air-conditioned room, and they can still buy cocktails after 7pm.

But regardless of how much baht they’ve got stashed in their pocket or travel compendium, we’ve noticed some pretty cool threads on our fellow travellers, so we were inspired to do a post on beach holiday fashion.

Take your pick – are you a backpacker, or a flashpacker?…

Backpacks from URBAN OUTFITTERS and NORDSTROM

Images from URBAN OUTFITTERS and NORDSTROM

THE DAY BAG, from left to right:

 

Summer tops from THE ICONIC and ALL SAINTS

Images from THE ICONIC and ALL SAINTS

THE SLEEVELESS TOP, from left to right:

 

Denim boyfriend shorts from URBAN OUTFITTERS and NORDSTROM

Images from URBAN OUTFITTERS and NORDSTROM

THE BOYFRIEND DENIM CUTOFF, from left to right:

 

Bikinis from SURFSTITCH and ZIMMERMANN

Images from SURFSTITCH and ZIMMERMANN

THE BANDEAU BIKINI, from left to right:

 

Summer dresses from THE ICONIC and SHOPBOP

Images from THE ICONIC and SHOPBOP

THE BEACH DRESS, from left to right:

 

Sandals from STYLETREAD and SHOPBOP

Images from STYLETREAD and SHOPBOP

THE SUMMER SANDAL, from left to right:

 

Sun hats from FOREVER 21 and ANTHROPOLOGIE

Images from FOREVER 21 and ANTHROPOLOGIE

THE FLOPPY HAT, from left to right:

 

Sleepwear from VICTORIA'S SECRET and SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Images from VICTORIA’S SECRET and SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

WARM WEATHER SLEEPWEAR, from left to right:

What else do you pack to take on a beach holiday, and where do you shop for it?

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