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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.