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30.03.17

Forget just packing T-shirts and shorts, dressing for a summer holiday just got a radical new rethink

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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.

SUN SMART

Warm weather needn’t be synonymous with relaxed style. Take tailoring and shirts in linen blends to keep smart under the sun.

IN THE MIX

Mismatched tailoring and a printed shirt sounds hard to pull off on paper, but in reality it may just be the easiest route to standout holiday style.

BOLD BOTANICALS

This season’s botanical print shirts are distant cousins of bad taste Hawaiian varieties, boasting much more refined renderings of the natural world.

MODERN BRETON

The Breton stripe has earned its place in the canon of summer staples thanks to its timeless appeal, take yours on a short sleeve knit for a modern spin.

CLEAR VISION

The perfect pair of sunglasses has the ability to enhance everything you wear on holiday. Our tip for this summer is a pair of clear acetate frames.

PALE PALMS

Rendered in the palest shades, palm print goes from summer standard to seriously sophisticated.

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