Summer holiday checklist

With Easter now a distant memory, our attentions are now turning to the summer. Whether you’ve had your summer holiday planned for the last year, or if you’re still looking for the best deal for a week away in the sun, we have the ultimate holiday fashion checklist to ensure you’re ready for every eventuality.

  1. Sarong

Sarongs are an often over-looked item that come in extremely useful. Great for covering up without adding too much weight, sarongs can add a pop of colour to plain swimwear.

  1. Beach bag

Beach bags are one of the greatest inventions for long, lazy days at on the sand. Big enough to carry all the essentials (and even some of the non-essentials) beach bags are a staple for any prepared holidaymaker.

  1. Sunglasses

Sunglasses are an absolute must for a week away in the sun. Practical for stopping harmful UV rays, stylish enough to add a bit of pizazz to an outfit, and great at covering a late night, sunglasses are a must on any holiday.

  1. Evening dress

You may be going on a casual family trip, but living in shorts and t-shirts for two weeks can get a bit much. Packing a smart floral dress will give you the option of dressing up on a special night, without looking too OTT.

  1. Two staple pairs of shoes

Seriously ladies, I know you may find it hard to believe, but you really do only need two pairs of shoes on a summer holiday. A neutral pair of flips flops for the day to take you from the beach to the bar, and a glam pair complete with a little bit of bling for the evening. And look at it this way, if you only take two pairs with you, then there’s plenty of room left in your case to buy some when you’re there,

  1. Shorts

Summer holidays are different for everyone. Some like to laze around recharging their batteries, while others are keen explorers wanting to see as much of the country they’re in as they can. Whatever your holiday style, shorts are a must pack. Easy to wear, easy to change, and great for all occasions, shorts are a must.

  1. Sun hat

Another holiday staple, the sun hat is a must for trips to hot countries. Turning an everyday holiday outfit from simple to sophisticated, the sun hat does much more than keeping harmful rays off your head.

  1. Statement jewellery

Being on holiday doesn’t mean you can forget to accessorize. A statement necklace, a simple bracelet and a single ring will add a bit of glamour to holiday outfit.

  1. Pashmina

Long evenings spent strolling along the seafront may get a bit cool. A pashmina wrapped around your shoulders will keep you warm despite the sea breeze.

  1. A jumper (for the plane home)

When we’ve been on holiday for a few weeks, our bodies climatise to the weather, meaning when we touch back down in Britain, we feel the cold more than when we went away. Pack a jumper for the plane home to make sure you’re not left feeling too chilly when you touchdown.