The official kick-off of summer hols season – that blessed second May bank holiday – is almost here, so we’ve put together a cheeky little list of 10 hot-weather hits to take away with you.
How to pack like a pro
By Caroline Ferry, 8 May 2017
1. The skirt
Asymmetric hems are v important for SS17 – worn on a city break with an off-shoulder shirt and trainers, or beachside with a bralet and sliders. Olé!
2. The sliders
It is essential that this summer you forgo tanned toes for fashion footwear. Knotted and elegant, wear ‘em to the beach and beyond.
4. The banter
Cos sometimes reading on your sun lounger requires too much concentration, challenge your mate to the match of all matches with this cute watermelon ping pong set.
5. The beach bag
Straw bags can be kinda itchy and take up too much vital luggage space. Try a fabric bag this year – this one's patchwork denim is nailing the recon trend, plus it doubles up as your carry-on, too.
6. The sunnies
Sometimes it’s OK to wear your fashion right where you can’t see it: on your face. Bella Hadid’s been spotted in this Aussie brand’s shades and honestly, so should you.
7. The jumpsuit
Loose enough to feel comfy in, vertical stripes to make you look tall and gazelle-like, and those cute little cut-outs feel so-right on vacay.
8. The cover-up
A rollable little tee dress, which will take up zero space in your luggage, but is an SS17 nod to the 80s – perfect solo in the sun or tucked into a leather mini once you’re home.
9. The camera
Cos all the fun happens when you’re splashing around – and you’re not going to want to forget those water-drenched moments.
10. The mules
Mules are obviously queen of the shoes this summer, and these lilac lovelies are smart for evenings, low-heeled enough to wear for city-break touristing, and perfect for smartening up your denim once you're back, too.