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HOLIDAY BASICS

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22.07.2014

WILLIAM OLIVER

M&S.com menswear editor

As the holiday season gears up, now’s the time to get wardrobe ready. From essential T-shirts to pared-back shorts and chinos, discover the quality basics that will give you that perfectly laid-back look

JERSEY LAYERS

Sweatshirts, T-shirts and long-sleeved tops are ideal for chilly evenings and changeable weather. They feel so comfortable to wear, it’s almost as if they’ve got ‘downtime’ written right through them

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KEEP IT CLASSIC

A sweatshirt in versatile grey or navy will
work with a variety of pieces. Wear with chinos
or tailored shorts for a more refined feel

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GO NAUTICAL

A striped Breton T-shirt is a summer staple that can lift any outfit. Tuck in to your waistband for a pulled-together look

SIMPLE STYLE

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ON THE CATWALK

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that simple jersey basics can
be more than just basic

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EVERYDAY OUTERWEAR

A great jacket is a hard-working piece that adds a smart touch
to any casual look. It’s also a worthwhile investment that will
see you through summer and into early autumn

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LIGHTEN UP

A lightweight blouson is a great holiday buy.
It can be shrugged on over knitwear, shirts
and tops whatever the weather, and it’s an
easy-to-pack item that won’t take
up too much space

COLOUR MATCH

Whether you go for a classic Harrington or a contemporary bomber shape, choose a versatile shade. Navy and tan are great options that will work with the majority of other colours in your wardrobe

GET SMART

A leather document holder for your passport and tickets adds a discerning, dressed-up twist

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LAID-BACK SHIRTS

Shirts are a vacation staple – they make a quick and easy smart wardrobe update and can be worn loose when the weather is hot. If you’re moving from beach to bar, try throwing on a linen shirt over your swim shorts

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BLUR THE LINE

This long-sleeved polo
shirt is the perfect mix
of formal and casual.
Wear it with white or
stone-coloured trousers for instant
vacation style

Photography: Alberto Badalamenti / Styling: Way Perry at Jed Root / Models: Tyler Maher at PRM and George Paul at Supa

UP YOUR GAME

A shirt worn underneath a
sweatshirt is a smart way to
update a casual ensemble,
giving a layered look that feels
cool and contemporary

ROLL WITH IT

The simple trick of rolling up your shirt sleeves or shorts will add instant style to even the most relaxed outfit – perfect for hot days in the city

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