Don’t stress about baggage charges for your week in the sun this summer. Pare back your holiday wardrobe to the bare essentials and fill that carry on with a few versatile but stylish, wear-anywhere-wonders that you know you’ll reach for day after day. This is your ten-point, ten-kilo packing plan for perfect holiday style! Carolyn Moore reports.
Top of the crops
An easy, breezy crop top is a holiday essential.
Tie it on over your bikini for an afternoon stroll or wear it to dinner at night. Embroidered cheesecloth top, €25, Miss Selfridge.
Max it out
Invest in timeless styles that can pull double duty and take you from day to night.
A button down midi in breathable linen ticks all those boxes and more. Loretta skirt, €56, Monsoon.
Comfort is key for holiday footwear and you could walk for weeks on the cushioned suede insoles of Hotter shoes classic retro-styled ‘Tourist’ sandals, now €49, hotter.com
A long sleeved top may not be top of your packing list, but don’t leave home without a light, roomy blouse you can pull out of your beach bag for a quick cover up. Tassel blouse, €39.95, Zara.
Maximise your options by making sure your travel outfit stays in rotation throughout your trip.
Ditch the jeans in favour of some comfortable, wear anywhere jersey culottes, €19.99, H&M.
For effortless holiday style, you can’t top the easy appeal of a trapeze maxi dress – just throw it on by day and bling it up for night.
Adjustable cami tieback dress, €39.95, Zara.
Tailored shorts will be your smart evening go-to, casual khakis will work for day, but something in between will take you anywhere.
Belted utility shorts in soft viscose, €30, Next.
Jump for joy
With the styling of a great sundress and the practicality of a jumpsuit, what’s not to love about this tie-front, peekaboo jumpsuit that will take you from beach to bar? €50, River Island.
Top it off
For minimum packing space, you can guarantee maximum style if you have a silky cami top on hand.
Satin floral camisole by MW Matthew Williamson, now €26, Debenhams.