Take the stress out of packing with our essential holiday edit for you and your other half. Think summer stripes, cool shorts and non-iron linen that you can mix and match from sunrise to sunset
Here’s the short of it: if there’s one thing everyone needs on holiday, it’s a pair of figure-flattering shorts. The most versatile item in your suitcase, two to three pairs will normally suffice: denim, a chino style and a tailored option that you can dress up with an off-the-shoulder top for evening (and a smart shirt for him).
Wear with: Breton tops, cotton T-shirts, or team with your favourite bikini for lunch poolside.
No matter how simple your outfit, adding stripes elevates it instantly. Note the fine print: pale-blue lines feel fresh and will take your look to the shores of Santorini or St Tropez. Keep the palette minimal, opting for black, white and oceanic blues, and coordinate with your partner. It’s a sure-fire way to win best-dressed couple in the resort.
Wear with: Black or navy swimwear, denim (shorts, skirts or jeans) and linen trousers. Simply mix and match your outfits.
There’s nothing worse than unpacking your case to find everything is creased – especially your favourite linen shirt – but allow us to iron out those worries. Our linen uses clever innovation to make it more resistant to wrinkling, plus if you roll your clothes instead of folding them it will make a huge difference. If pieces are still crumpled, hang them up in the bathroom when showering to let the steam work its magic. Who needs an iron?
Wear with: Your favourite denim (black for him, white jeans for you) and a cotton tee; if you’ve chosen a dress, pair with cool leather sandals.
Photographer: David Gubert / Stylist: Gail Holland / Make-up artist: Sonia Deveney
Hair stylist: Asashi / Models: Erika at Models 1 and Anthony at Established