The golden rule for packing any warm-weather suitcase? The lighter the better. Limit your choices to a select edit of hardworking, multi-tasking pieces so you spend less time worrying about what to wear and more time lying horizontal on a sun-lounger or sipping cocktails under the stars. Here's our guide to help you get started.
If beach and pool time is high on your agenda, take one confidence-boosting swimsuit (ideal for the beginning of the holiday when you’re still working on your tan), plus a couple of mix and match bikinis so you can experiment with different looks. You’ll also want one or two chic cover-ups so you can float your way to the beach bar with ease.
For a spot of culture, make sure you check dress codes before leaving your resort – the last thing you want is to be refused entry. Most temples and churches require your shoulders and legs to be covered, so a boho-style top and linen trousers are usually a safe bet and will still keep you cool. For a modern spin, consider a jumpsuit with a scarf draped across your shoulders. Either way, if you happen to stay out for sundowners, you’ll feel appropriately dressed. If there are no restrictions, a white shirt and denim shorts always looks chic.
This is where a 24/7 dress really gets its moment in the limelight (or moonlight in this case). If you’ve been really savvy with your suitcase, you might have already worn said dress to breakfast, but adding a pair of look-at-me earrings and a statement lip will instantly add wow-factor. And those heels you think you’ll wear? Leave them at home, swapping for chic day-to-night sandals or wedges (your feet and pedicure will thank you for it).