What to pack for a summer holiday? What to pack for a city break? If you’re reading this right now it’s likely that you’ve frantically typed those questions into Google to see if you’re missing anything out beyond the glaringly obvious: passport, currency, sun cream. Beyond those three things, the rest is largely subjective. It all depends on what shirts, tees, sneakers, sandals, shorts, swim shorts, sunglasses you have your eye on. Come to think of it, that’s still quite a long list. To help you out, and to point you in the direction of a few of our favourite summer staples, our latest edit shows you, quite simply, what we’ll be packing on our summer holidays this year.
Whether you’re spending your summer holiday pounding the pavements in an unexplored city or taking the opportunity to relax on the beach, you’ll need to be picking up a few summer staples that work hard, selecting pieces that are easy, elegant and – most importantly – versatile. One such piece is this Sunspel Breton Stripe T-Shirt. Crafted from Sunspel’s signature long-staple cotton, we’re pretty confident that this short sleeve tee is one of the most comfortable t-shirts that you’ll wear this summer. That’s because it not only looks good in the way that all Breton stripe tees do, but courtesy of its clean aesthetic and classic fit, it will anchor a lot of your holiday looks. Particularly when paired to khaki, navy and stone colour hues.
If you’re the kind of guy who treats a trip to the beach as less of a statement-making opportunity but more of a chance to relax, then Bassal’s understated designer swim shorts are just for you. Inspired by a laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle, every pair of Bassal swim shorts is influenced by the world around us and it features one of the brand’s exclusively limited-edition prints. These fast-drying Terra Swim Shots are brought to life by the beautiful sea blue colour hue. While, the tailored cut and the functional side pockets ensure that the shorts will look just as smart when worn on dry land as they will when taking a trip into the water.
You’ll need a pair of comfortable shoes for all the sightseeing and walking you're likely to do, even though when you’re at home you’re pretty set against walking but as soon as you go on holiday walking the equivalent of ten tube stops not only seems plausible but fun, too. Basically, you need to be packing a pair of classic Common Projects White B-Ball Low Sneakers. Entirely made in Italy as all of Common Projects most popular creations are, the B-Ball Low is a sports-adaptation of the iconic Achilles Low silhouette. Naturally, that makes them a little bit more comfortable. Plus, with a perforated toe cap, vulcanised rubber soles and statement silver heel panel, they’re a versatile option that’ll see you through dinner in the evening, too.
Considered to be the patriarch of the Garrett Leight sunglasses family, the Brooks is the perfect blend of classic square shape mixed with a rounded retro influence. It’s the perfectly shaped frame for those who are looking to step away from thick acetate frames or classic Wayfarer sunglasses for something a little slimmer and tailored. Especially, when they’re currently available in a contemporary colour palette of Bottle Glass Green, Champagne and Butterscotch.
As for where we’re going on holiday? Well, you can check out a few of our favourite holiday destinations and some of the best holiday hotels on the OPUMO Magazine.
Be sure to check out our ultimate guide to men’s trainers.
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