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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.

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Multicoloured striped linen-blend maxi dress. Shop now.
Embrace summer stripes in breezy linen
Green crinkled sun dress with frilled neckline. Shop now.
Slip on over your favourite swimwear
Monsoon cream crochet cover-up. Shop now.
Monsoon’s crochet tunic is a chic layering piece
Pink cotton tiered beach dress. Shop now.
Made with 100% responsibly sourced cotton

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.

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 Straw tote bag with white handles. Shop now.
The perfect carry-all straw bag
Rainbow striped straw beach bag. Shop now.
Adds a pop of colour to any look
FatFace straw beach back with pom pom trims. Shop now.
FatFace’s tote features fun pom poms
Cream and black striped beach bag with bamboo handles. Shop now.
Bamboo handles for understated luxe

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.

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White angular cat-eye sunglasses. Shop now.
With 100% UV sun protection
Green pure-cotton crinkled beach blouse. Shop now.
A draped beach shirt in a fresh green hue
Printed padded square-neck bikini top. Shop now.
Remove the straps to wear bandeau style
 Green pure-cotton crinkled wide-leg trousers. Shop now.
Made with responsibly sourced cotton

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.

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Pink woven cross-strap slider sandals. Shop now.
Looks great with white linen trousers
Coming soon
 Joules’ rose gold footbed sandals. Shop now
Buckle up with Joules’ metallic sliders
White Stuff espadrilles. Shop now.
White Stuff’s sandals are ideal for sightseeing
 White anti-bacterial slider sandals. Shop now.
Choose our anti-bacterial sliders for summer

Words: Dulcie Emerson and Miranda Eason 

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