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Top 5 Things To Take With You On a Summer Getaway

We all know how stressful it is to try and pack everything you’ll need for that well-deserved break. What if the weather changes? Have I gone over the baggage allowance?

Here’s a rundown of some holiday essentials to help with your packing, including some tips and tricks to reduce your portable wardrobe.

1. Comfortable shoes

The one-stop shop is the key here. Packing a shoe to suit every need would be difficult, so save valuable space by taking something you can use for different occasions. Ladies could try a strappy sandal from Dune, which perfectly crosses the line between smart and casual. And gents can’t go wrong with a classic Timberland boat shoe – suitable for the beach and the bar.

Timberland Mad River Sandals

Timberland Mad River Sandals: Fashionable and Comfortable

2. Swimwear


Swimwear takes up very little room, so ladies can afford to take a few options. Consider saving even more room by taking a nice reversible number. Gents should be able to make do with just one or two pairs, but make sure you break them in with a few laps at the pool before you go to avoid any discomfort.

3. A loose shirt

A loose shirt is perfect for hot summer days when you want to keep the sun off your skin without feeling too warm. Choose a light colour that will reflect the sun and keep you cool. Select a shirt with a slightly-tailored feel to double up as part of your restaurant-ready evening wear.

4. A light jacket

Everyone likes to sit out in the evenings on holiday, but there’s nothing worse than trying to enjoy your fresh seafood while you’re feeling a little chilly. Take a lightweight, warm jacket to use when the sun goes down. A denim jacket is a smart option, and can easily be combined with different outfits for day and evening wear.

5. A good hat

Often overlooked, a nice hat can do wonders for keeping the sun out of your eyes. It can also hide that matted beach hair if you fancy enjoying a cool cocktail straight after an active day on the sand!

Top tip to remember when you come back from your holiday: make a note of what you wore most, that way you’ll find it far easier to pack next time!