7 essentials for your holiday capsule wardrobe

Whether you want to avoid the dreaded luggage check-in queue or simply prefer travelling light, these are the key items that will work hard for your trip away…

Versatile style

This is the key dress that you know you can wear for every occasion, whether it’s a beachside lunch or a dressed-up dinner. Try on a range of styles until you find the one piece that flatters, colour and style-wise, and you feel fabulous in.

The cover-up

A white denim jacket or lightweight blazer is a must for cooler evenings and air-con blasts. Pack an over-sized shirt too for travelling and for over a bikini on the beach.

The best sandals

For ultimate light travelling, choose your sandals well and they will serve you for day to night dressing, being comfortable enough for sight-seeing but won’t look out of place at the bar.

On the beach

A good swimsuit is worth its weight in gold. The trick is finding the right style for your body shape. It can also double as a spare top for compact holiday packing. If you can squeeze them in, a pair of short always come in handy. Micro shorts are the SS24 trend but longer line smarter styles also rock for summertime styles.

Sunny side

Don’t forget the all-important accessories – glasses for eye protection, a hat to shield hair and face, and a lightweight scarf that will keep the sun off your neck while also doubling as a headband for blustery boat trips. And invest in a tote bag for all your beach essentials.

Simple sundresses

The holiday staple that you can throw on in the morning and will be perfect for the day ahead, whether it is heading to the beach or some sight-seeing.

Tennis chic

Thanks to Zendaya’s movie Challengers and, of course, Wimbledon, there’s no escaping tennis-core chic again this summer. And it makes the perfect holiday look, whether you’re on the court or not. Read our guide to how you can style tennis chic here!