Holiday wardrobe essentials

From left: Kimono by Warehouse, dress by Topshop, sandals from Cinders, bikini from New Look, shorts from Zara.

From left: Kimono by Warehouse, dress by Topshop, sandals from Cinders, bikini from New Look, shorts from Zara.

Prepare your holiday wardrobe now and get key looks for every occasion. Think printed summer dresses, nautical inspired swimsuits, cool sandals, and statement shorts. Find your perfect capsule wardrobe here.

Printed dress 

Ethnic inspired printed dresses, tropical and floral prints are a popular trend this summer. Opt for classic numbers such as playsuits, jumpsuits, or maxi dresses. Pair with gladiator sandals and a floppy hat for a morning beach stroll or a dinner date.

White shirt

This multi-tasker piece looks effortlessly elegant worn over a bikini for poolside chic, or paired with cropped jeans or shorts. Wear it also on the plane with slim chinos and flats.

A bohemian cover up is an equality stylish alternative. With its fringing details it is a versatile item that will work with most separates, or thrown over a block coloured dress.

Nautical bikini

Blue and white, navy and white, or red and white combos, horizontal or vertical lines, full or two-pieces, and nautical stripes are all great styles for summer holidays. Look for flattering shapes to suit you. A full swimsuit will help you create multiple outfits by simply adding a skirt or shorts.

Jewelled sandals

Don’t leave without these. Look for classic hues with jewel details, duos of bright colours, or animal prints. Go for low heels for your day look. Pair them up with playsuits, maxi dresses, and short or cropped trousers for a morning stroll or a cosy lunch.

Pack also a pair of wedges or heeled sandals in tan or bright colours with a clean shape to instantly glam up your outfit for nights out.

Distress denim or coloured shorts

This go anywhere vacation essential is perfect with pretty much everything. Bring several tops to mix and match. Bright blue tailored shorts with sandals and a simple tee is an easy yet stylish holiday look.


Finish your packing with your favourite frames to wear with everything from dawn to dusk. Other chic holiday accessories include floppy or summer hats a couple of jewellery items such as long gold necklaces that can be layer with swimwear, T-shirts, and dresses.

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