The Summer Clothes and Accessories You Need for Your Next Holiday

Is there anything more exciting than going on holiday? Drinks in the evening, lounging by the pool, wearing summer clothes, exploring a new city, country and culture. We can’t wait to put our out-of-office on and take a much-needed break…

Although the wait between booking your holiday and setting off can be excruciating, it also gives you plenty of time to prepare. Whether you want to get in shape, save up some money, or splash out on some new holiday clothes, getting ready to go is half the fun.

To help you make sure you don’t forget anything when packing for your jollies, we’ve put together this guide featuring all the summer clothes and holiday accessories you need for your next trip away.

Without further ado, here are the summer clothes and accessories you need. Let us help you pack…

Men’s summer holiday clothes

Regardless of where you’re heading on holiday, the last thing you need is to be charged for going over your baggage allowance.

It’s important you pick pieces and colours that can easily be paired, so you can change up your outfits without having to pack loads of clothes. If you’re heading to a resort, this may be picking some plain men’s swim shorts that you can pair with different coloured T-shirts.

Men’s holiday clothes are all about dressing to impress – wearing loud shirts and vivid tops, like bright men’s T-shirts or striped shirts. So, when it comes to dressing your bottom half, consider light, understated colours to balance out the boldness. Stone chinos or chino shorts, for example, will pair with even the most dazzling of hues.

Another benefit of packing lighter colours is that they reflect the sun better than darker colours, so a white T-shirt will keep you cooler than a black T-shirt.

If you’re planning on a city break, it’s important to remember that cities are hotter than rural areas, so we recommend choosing baggier, breathable fits.

Look for pieces with wicking properties, like the Core Raglan T-shirt, which draw sweat away from your body to help you stay cool. Likewise, oversized and baggier pieces, such as the Men’s Archive Boxy Fit T-shirt and Oversized Flat Lock Polo Shirt, will help to circulate air and keep you cool.

Women’s summer holiday clothes

If you’ve planned a relaxing beach or resort holiday, dressing comfortably is the order of the day. Pieces that you can get in and out of easily in between sunbathing sessions, like our Garment Dye Sweat Shorts, are a must-have.

When it comes to dressing for evening meals and nights out, you should opt for lightweight and airy styles to keep you cool. Silhouettes like the T-shirt dress can easily be paired with trainers or sandals for a classically cool outfit.

Depending on where you’re staying and when you’re going on holiday, the temperature may drop at night. To avoid getting chilly, a thin midlayer like a cropped cardigan or shacket will do the trick.

For those of you jetting off for a city break full of exploring and lots of walking, practicality and wearability should be your priority. Select comfortable pieces that you can wear all day, like our Pocket Trousers which feature an adjustable waistband.

Holiday accessories

Getting ready for a holiday isn’t all about packing summer clothes, accessories can make a big difference too.

We recommend taking a small bag, like a reporter bag or chest pack, especially if you’re heading on a city break. Both bags will help to keep your valuables safer than simply relying on your pockets.

In terms of headwear, a trucker cap protects from the sun, while its mesh back panel can help to keep you cool. If you’re looking for a real statement piece, how about a visor? Visors are much more breathable than baseball hats, while shielding your face from the sun.

Another key staple in holiday clothes is flip flops or sliders. Convenient and easy to slip on and off, they’re perfect for those trips to the bar from your sun lounger.

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2022-03-14 14:26:04By Lyle & Scott

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