Dressing for holiday season is notoriously precarious territory. In the rush to ensure that all bases are covered, well-intentioned plans can rapidly turn into a big, crumpled mish-mash once you reach your destination. That pair of jeans that you simply couldn’t bear to part company with? Now they’re a bit of an unwanted tag-along, there for the ride but unable to get along nicely with the rest of your holiday wardrobe. Everything must earn its place in your suitcase.
In the days before sartorial enlightenment, the summer holiday wardrobe used to be simple. T-shirt, shorts, flip flops, done. The downside though was this unofficial holiday uniform was at best uninspiring and at worst just plain unappealing. Things have thankfully moved on and the holiday wardrobe has grown up. What you wear on a summer vacation should be transformative, just as you’re a world away from the humdrum of daily life, so too should be your wardrobe feel utterly removed. Think linen suits, suede espadrilles, pale denims, woven hats and swimwear that’s slim not swamping. Don’t overthink things though, your holiday wardrobe should appear as effortless as those days spent lounging around. Think less international playboy, more discreet aesthete.
Here are just a few ways to spend days away stylishly.