Packing for a beach holiday always sounds so easy, after all, what do you need other than a couple of great swimsuits or bikinis, flip flops, gold sandals and a straw tote plus a flimsy cover up or two.
But what if you’re going somewhere with a laid-back but chic vibe, where you know others will have carefully thought out their beach wardrobe so that it covers them for everything from a day on a sun lounger by the pool or at the beach, drinks at sunset at the bar and then dinner on the terrace.
There are those, I’ve noticed, who always do this effortlessly and look wonderful, and others, myself included, who have tried to cram too many different clothes for different activities – gym – walking – smart dinners etc into my suitcase and up doing nothing perfectly.
So this year I decided to work harder and find 20 pieces that’ll work equally for a day on the beach, drinks at a bar and dinner on the terrace.
My preference is always a maxi dress in a jersey fabric that will pack and unpack perfectly and work for everything. Two at least, preferably, because you can never have enough of a good thing…….