“Holiday! Celebrate!” Madonna once sang, and as adverts appear on TV for sunscreen, you know it’s time for the summer holiday season. Whether you plan to show your passport some much-needed attention and jet off to exotic climbs, or plan a ‘staycation’, it’s important you think about what you will be wearing. And while we can’t do anything about your flabby gut or your pigeon chest, we can give you tips on how to make your holiday a stylish one.
My holiday is a… Heatwave
If you’re going somewhere that offers nothing but wall to wall sunshine, there is a temptation to just pack a pair of shorts, a string vest and be done with it. However, what kind of shorts will you pack? The secret here is to attract attention by wearing bold colours and prints. Fortunately this is season the highstreet is offering shorts in every colour under the sun. Make your shorts the centre of your outfit. Pair them with a block coloured t-shirt (in a complimentary colour of course). Wear them with footwear that can be easily slipped on and off, such as espadrilles. Or, if you need flip flops and want to do some good at the same time, why not invest in a pair of Gandys?
Oh, and leave the string vest at home. In fact, throw it in the bin. Thanks.
My holiday is… changeable
Some countries have unpredictable weather *cough* England *cough*. If your holiday is in one of these countries, layering is key. You won’t need a thick jacket (unless you’re holidaying near the Arctic circle), but taking a light waterproof jacket for rainy days won’t hurt. Also, if your country has warm days and cool nights, buying some thin knitwear will keep the breeze away.
My holiday is… a city escape
Exploring a new city is always fun and exciting. Nevertheless, walking around all day will be tiring. Stay comfortable by refraining from clothes that are skin-tight. If it gets hot these clothes will stick to you like a second skin, making you feel even hotter. If you need to carry around supplies, but you don’t want to look like you’re a rambler, buy a fashionable backpack such as the one above. Wear comfortable trainers that go with everything, such as Converse or Vans. Also, wearing trainers will help you make a quick escape should you happen to make a wrong turn.
Happy holidays everyone!
Also check our holiday guide in our Summer issue on “What To Pack” – buy your copy here.
Words by Nathan Agyekum