What To Pack For A Staycation

What To Pack For A Staycation

A UK break requires a different wardrobe than you might need on the Med. So if like the majority of us you’re staycationing this summer, make this your packing list. From denim shorts and sweatshirts to macs and wellies, here’s what you shouldn’t go away without.

Basket Bag

ESSENTIAL FOR: Grocery runs, beach days and long lunches.

MAKE SURE: You stick to a neutral colour palette for a versatile look. Also, beware of anything too oversized – you’ll end up filling and inevitably breaking it.

Boyfriend Shirt

ESSENTIAL FOR: Throwing over swimsuits and tucking into denim.

MAKE SURE: You keep it oversized. SL fans will know we swear by both Asceno and With Nothing Underneath for boxy designs, but you can’t go wrong borrowing from the boys either.

A Cool Tee

ESSENTIAL FOR: An easy, everyday look, whether you’re layering under an oversized shacket à la Mossy or adding to pretty skirts for a cool mix.

MAKE SURE: You pack a few – they’re easy to roll and seriously come in handy.

Denim Cut-Offs

ESSENTIAL FOR: All occasions – add wedges and that boyfriend shirt for a polished going-out look, or knitwear and wellies for a chic take on running around.

MAKE SURE: You don’t go too short or too tight – you need to be able to move around comfortably. We suggest a slightly A-line fit.

A Great Swimsuit

ESSENTIAL FOR: Swimming – duh.

MAKE SURE: You pick something hard wearing – those pretty little bikinis that work at European beach clubs won’t cut it on home shores. An all-in-one is essential, and we recommend sensible colours too.

A Great Knit

ESSENTIAL FOR: Layering up in style.

MAKE SURE: It goes with everything. Chances are you’re going to make that jumper work hard, so make it versatile and a good shape for layering.

Pretty Dresses

ESSENTIAL FOR: BBQs, evenings out and warm days.

MAKE SURE: You pick one stand-out piece that works for lots of occasions. There are some gorgeous prints and patterns around this season – alternatively, look for a block-colour design with statement puff-sleeves for a fashionable feel.

Rain Mac

ESSENTIAL FOR: That moment the Great British summer turns.

MAKE SURE: You go for something relatively stylised – just because it’s a practical piece, doesn’t mean it shouldn’t look good too. Cape-like styles offer a cool aesthetic.

Throw-on Sweatshirt

ESSENTIAL FOR: Layering up in a stylish, comfortable way.

MAKE SURE: It’s really oversized. There’s nothing worse than a slim-fitting sweatshirt.


ESSENTIAL FOR: Traipsing through muddy fields, sandy beaches and everything in between.

MAKE SURE: You take some good, thick socks with you.


ESSENTIAL FOR: Everyday dressing.

MAKE SURE: You don’t spend too much. Chances are, these are going to get a little roughed up – we love Keds and Converse for easy, washable styles. 

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