Meet the multi-tasking holiday pieces that can be easily mixed and matched to maximise space in your suitcase
The easy-breezy holiday dress
Hot summer days and nights call for floaty, floor-skimming maxi dresses in breathable fabrics, like this cotton maxi dress that ticks the summer 2023 trend for high-impact stripes. Just add flat strappy sandals and a straw tote bag big enough for all your day-at-the-beach essentials. Hitting the bar for sundowner drinks? Pop a denim jacket over the top when the temperature drops.
The multi-tasking beach bag
If you’re looking to add a touch of bohemian style to your holiday line-up, then this straw bag is the best place to start. With its woven construction, contrasting handles and slip pocket detail, it passes for a souvenir picked up in the souks of Marrakech or in a Mediterranean flea market. It’s also surprisingly roomy, meaning you can fill it to the brim with all your poolside essentials, from sunscreen to sunglasses, and a whole lot more. Pair with an airy blouse and chino shorts for a look that will earn its keep at home as well as away.
The multi-tasking cover-up
Every holiday capsule wardrobe should include a couple of cover-ups that can be thrown over swimwear, teamed with separates for sightseeing or worn with smarter pieces for the evening. A beach blouse and matching trousers offers a fresh take to add to your collection of kaftans and sarongs. Crafted from 100% responsibly sourced cotton to keep you cool, this avocado green set is crafted with a crinkled texture for a relaxed feel. Add a pair of oversized sunglasses for a fun daytime look.
The beach-to-bar sandals
A versatile hot-weather wardrobe staple, a pair of statement sandals will more than earn their spot in your suitcase. Whether you choose sleek sliders, fail-safe flip flops or wedge espadrilles, look out for details such as anti-bacterial finishes or Insolia technology to help you go the distance. Trust us, nothing dampens the holiday mood like frazzled feet and painful blisters. Better still, choose sandals that can easily be dressed up for dinner or sun-downers – woven details, gleaming buckles and bold colour do the trick.
Words: Dulcie Emerson and Miranda Eason