Trend of the week: Summer fashion pieces

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Escaping to warmer climes has multiple benefits: sun, sea, sand and a 10kg suitcase. Warm weather means a lighter livery and with that no pesky excess baggage.

Whether a beach comber, resort lover or heat seeker, a small holiday holdall is all you need.

Combine multi-taskers that do double duty like kaftans, sarongs and bikinis with functional fashion pieces like hats, sunglasses and luxe sandals for a truly tropical trousseau.


Space saver tip! Swap heavy jewellery for embellished separates or bold patterns.

4-in-1? A sarong moonlights as a beach cover, halter neck top, turban and bandeau dress with a few simple knots.

Looking for some packing suggestions? Log onto for Instagram-style inspiration from fellow globe-trotters; and to submit your own case study.

Wear a loose man’s shirt as a bikini cover or belt over Capri pants for unstudied ease.


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