Although summer hasn’t officially arrived, if the rising temps are anything to go by, it’s clear that it’ll be here before we know it. When we think of summer, we are quick to imagine long road trips, swimming in waterholes and taking any kind of summer getaway that will make the weekend last that little bit longer.

In Queensland, we’ve been blessed with a number of summer getaway destinations to fill our weekends with fun and keep us cool in summer. To make sure you’re getting the most out of your days away from the office, we’ve packed up 9 essentials for the perfect summer getaway that you can find at DFO Brisbane, your ultimate one-stop shop.

STYLISH SHADES

If you think you’re going somewhere fun for the weekend without the perfect pair of sunglasses, think again! A pair of stylish shades are a must-have for every summer getaway as they not only protect your peepers from the sun’s harsh rays, but they also serve as the perfect finishing touch to any outfit (even your swimmers). Be sure to check out the latest frames from Sunglass Hut, BrightEyes, City Beach and Oroton.

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MAD HATTER

No matter how much sunscreen you apply, nothing protects your neck and face like a hat does. And let’s face it; no one wants to look like a lobster in their summer getaway insta-snaps. Straw hats and boaters will be your quickest way to achieving an on-trend look this season and staying sun safe while you do so. Be sure to check out Seed, Dissh, French Connection and Sunburn to find the perfect woven-style hat for your weekends away.

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Seed Heritage, Pinterest

WRAP IT UP

When thinking of a summer getaway, it’s no surprise that most of us are a little wary of the sun. However, once the sun sets and the temp drops, the evening can get quite chilly. Packing a light scarf is essential for a weekend away, as it can protect you from the sun and sand by day and shield you from the wind in the evening. You can find a selection of light scarves at Decjuba, Esprit, Jacqui-E and Jeans West.

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IN THE BAG

It’s a no-brainer that when escaping for the weekend, you’ll need a bag that can double as the ultimate outfit accessory as well as fit all of your summer getaway essentials. Fossil, Oroton, Country Road, Strandbags, Calvin Klein and Sunseeker at DFO Brisbane are guaranteed to have your needs in the bag.

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OVER THE TOP

If your idea of a summer getaway involves the beach, chances are you’ll be getting down to your swimmers all weekend long. After you’ve dipped in the ocean and dried out in the sun, grabbing a bite to eat shouldn’t mean you have to change. Instead, opt for a kaftan or a flowing cover-up that exudes major holiday vibes. Head to Dissh, Baku Swimwear, Witchery, Sunburn and Sunseeker for the perfect beach essential.

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KEEP IT CHARGED

When you’ve climbed to the top of a mountain and your friends are huddling in for a selfie, you don’t want to remember the moment as the time you wish you had a portable charger. Pimp My Gadget at DFO Brisbane will have you sorted with endless charge so you can make memories that last forever.

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SNEAK IN STYLE

Taking the weekend off for a mini-getaway gives you all the permission you need to shift into holiday mode, meaning one thing: sneakers can be worn with every outfit! From beachside window-shopping to exploring a countryside winery, the right pair of sneakers can take you anywhere in comfort and style. Look no further than Platypus, Vans, Wittner and Nike for the perfect pair.

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STAY ACTIVE

Whether your trekking in-land to a waterhole or hiking a mountain, activewear is essential for your summer getaway. You don’t want to be the one who misses out on the exploring just because you packed thongs and a sarong. The right pair of leggings, a good pair of joggers and a singlet won’t take up too much room in your bag and will inspire some adventure seeking. Check out Puma, New Balance, Rip Curl, Lorna Jane, Cotton On Body and Nike for all your activewear essentials.

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Pinterest, Rip Curl

SMOOTH TUNES

A summer getaway isn’t complete without your favourite tunes playing all weekend long. Be sure to organise your Spotify playlist, sync up your wireless speaker and hit play for endless good vibes. You can find wireless speakers at Pimp My Gadget, City Beach, Escape 2 and Typo in DFO Brisbane.

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Starting 23rd November you can get your shopping fix ahead of the weekend until late on Thursday nights as DFO Brisbane will be open until 9pm every Thursday until 28th December.

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