The beach holiday. Is there anything more relaxing? Stroll along the sand. Take a dip. Grab a drink by the pool. In the heat keep your fabrics soft and light. Chino shorts and a polo will take you from beach to poolside bar (those mint green stripes were made for days by the sea). For a light layer, add a white cotton slub cardigan to show off your tan. For him, Bermudas couldn’t be easier. But the trick to keeping it stylish? A sunshine yellow polo. Now all you need to do is find a peaceful place to pitch your towel.
Everything about brunch is laid back. It starts late and takes all morning; but that doesn’t mean you don’t want to look good. For her, sharpen jeans with a crisp Oxford shirt and our stylish striped summer espadrille. For him, slip into some decks for a relaxed look. Add chinos and a check shirt for colour. Easy. Stylish. And look, there’s time for one more coffee.
NIPPING INTO TOWN
Of course, you could speed around and buy the essentials in half an hour but that would be missing all the fun. Make a day of it – and when it comes to dressing, resist the temptation to go low key. You never know who you might bump into. Pull together something cool and stylish instead. A classic navy skirt with a linen shirt knotted at the waist. For him, shorts and a tee might be a go-to summer look. Turn it up a notch with a polo. Classic and cool.
The sun’s out, the barbeque coals are hot and the salads have all been prepared in advance. Let the party start. For him, cargos are a must. But smarten them up with a soft half zip sweat with a sharp stripe. For her? Well, this is where the tea dress comes into its own. It’s fresh and feminine with a hint of occasion to it. Keep it relaxed with some white trainers. Summer was made for days like these.
Leave your passports in the drawer and plan a British staycation. The sun might shine, the rain might pour, you could be sunbathing, you could be cliff walking but as long as you’re flexible you’ll have the holiday of a lifetime. Packing is easy with Crew Club. For him, throw on a bonded jersey sweat with shorts – water resistant and warm. For her, a lightweight cagoule packs away neatly – just grab it if it looks like a downpour is on the horizon. Don’t wait for the weather. Just go.