Like us..Are you asking yourself this question pretty often? Especially when you have a holiday coming up? Well theres always the classic outcome - pack a few smart options for the evening & then a few day time styles as well. This way you can mix and match with your styles, for example pairing a smart pair of shorts with a casual tee, or flipping it around with a casual t-shirt/shirt with a pair of your casual shorts. This way you can get more out of everything jammed into your suitcase correct? In our heads, you could actually go away for a 10 day vacay, but just having the outfits below.. Assuming you are happy to so some hand-washing at some point. Check out our Holiday style guide - with a little help from Thread.com .
Tip 1. Pack something linen
Linen is light and breathable —and is slightly more interesting than cotton— so naturally its a good option to looking good in the heat. Investing in a pair of linen shirts and shorts can be a style-saver for dinners out: you can wear either / or with a day time opposite and you'll be set.
Footwear wise, with linen you don'y want to wear anything too heavy or clumpy. So our top picks would be a simple weave sandal or slip on.
Tip 2. Get some swim-shorts that masquerade as shorts
Purchasing swimming shorts that can dress as normal shorts are great, because you can easily wear them around town or head straight to the pool. Keep an eye out for a solid colour, preferably not a bold colour and a slightly thicker material. (Orlebar Brown does shorts-style swim shorts really well.) You can pair them with a t-shirt or vest to the pool, or opt for a smarter polo shirt and simple trainers for a morning of walking and taking in some city sights.
To keep your swim-shorts disguised well as normal shorts, matching them with a simple pair of trainers will do the trick.
Tip 3. Pack yourself a hat
And not only because it protects you from sunburn..but hats can also smarten up any day time style. The easiest hats to pull off well in the holiday sun, are simple baseball caps or straw fedoras & panama/trilby hats. Try and keep the brim more than 2inches wide, to actually protect you & to stop you from looking like a 90s boyband member. Make sure to only wear these hats with your day time look - hats paired with smart evening wear, tend to attract attention.
To keep your hat style looking casual yet stylish, we'd recommend pairing it up with a pair of suede chukka or desert boots.
Tip 4. Add some colour
Holidays are usually the best time to explore new styles and even redefine your look - conveniently bold colours are perfect for beauty environments.. So why not try wearing a splash of colour, even if that's not usually your calling? If you're not looking to make a massive statement, look for lightly dyed clothes following this t-shirt style : they look natural and daring, and never too bright.
If you prefer a more neutral colour wardrobe, then maybe you could jazz up a few outfits with some bolder footwear.
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