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Written by Eromosele Patrick Eidusi

Holidays are definitely a time to take out some rest and relaxation, but that’s not to say your appearance should be neglected.

Yes, we’re looking at you in the baggy board shorts and flip-flops.

Instead, save yourself from looking questionably turned-out by planning what to pack for your sunny getaway in advance – we promise it’s more straightforward than it seems.

The last thing that should happen is you stressing about whether or not you’re wearing the right thing, so do not forget to keep it tight, light and stylish with a list of basic essentials guaranteed to keep you looking at harp from the airport to the beach bar.

Sunglasses

This is a very important item. It might sound obvious, but sunnies should be considered absolutely when the sun comes out. If you want to play it safe, take your pick from Dapmod, Rayban’s selection of Clubmaster or Wayfarer styles.

But, if you want to go for something a little different, Oliver People guarantees to make you stand out from the crowd.

Swimming shorts

Most likely the pool might become your second home when on holiday so you really need to nail things in the swimwear department.

Whatever happens, let go of the Knee-length Bermuda shorts in Favor of a cropped pair and, unlike your day-to-day shorts, don’t be afraid play around with color.

Shorts

What else would you pair with casual T-shirts? Simple and easy to wear, a set of shorts in an understated colour will allow you to be more playful with the rest of your outfit choices.

More importantly, a word of warning here though: keep the hemline above the Knee, and avoid anything with more than two side pockets.

Shirts

 

A formal shirt is vital when you travel, as you never know where you might end up. For a failsafe option pick a classic cotton piece that’s finished with a full button placket and pointed collar.

Alternatively, short sleeved shirts have suddenly become acceptable – providing you opt for a fifties-style blowing cut. Here, the Cuban collar and relaxed fit mean you have the freedom to experiment with prints without looking like a cruise ship entertainer.

Trousers

While the temperature might be soaring by day, evenings can often call for a little more coverage, so it might prove handy to pack a pair of trousers too.

Round off the bottom half of your wardrobe nicely with a muted pair in black, grey or Khaki that are designed with flawless finish, and unlined so you won’t overheat.

Shoes

Trainers are wardrobe staple for good reason and this doesn’t change when you’re on holiday.

Sturdier than a pair of sandal, a pair of classic white tennis shoes are not only great but will give your feet the support they need while you’re off exploring.

T-shirts

A very important staple, the humble T-shirt should be the foundation of every man’s suitcase – but don’t overcomplicate things. Too often, people can be tempted into opting for shouty graphics and dazzling colours, but there really is no need.

Instead, keep it clean with relaxed style and a round neck in shades like plain white, grey or navy. That said, you also can’t go wrong with a simple stripy tee.

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