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SUNNY DELIGHTS: As thoughts turn to the holidays, Stephanie Smith picks out eight key pieces that will work together to make the perfect easy-pack holiday wardrobe.
The kimono jacket:
From the beach to the bar to a night on the tiles, this cover-up will be your holiday’s most versatile piece, to throw on over your swimsuit or bikini at the the pool, wear with a cami top and shorts or culottes for sightseeing and as an elegant wrap for evening.
Pictured: Fringed kimono to come for summer from Monsoon. H, a week in the sun – whether it’s been planned for months or it’s a last-minute online burst of inspiration, you can’t just throw bits and pieces from your drawers into a case, dig out your old swimwear and then hope you’ll be able to buy something more suitable when you get there. And then, somehow, expect to look fabulous.
It doesn’t work like that. This is not the way to holiday in style. Nor, indeed, is it the way to sail through this entire summer in style. No, what’s needed is a clever capsule collection of new season piece that will all work together and with the rest of your wardrobe, while giving you an on-trend fashion update.
So here’s what look look out for – the top eight investment pieces for a perfect summer.
The denim shirt:
Perfect for the beach over your bikini and team with denim shorts or cropped skinny jeans for this season’s double denim trend, and with cowboy boots and skinny scarves for a “rock chick” edge.
Pictured: This one is £29, at www.laredoute. co.uk.