It’s almost time for summer and with that comes thinking about what to wear on your summer holiday. No matter where you’re going, whether you’re off on a city break, a relaxing beach holiday or a combination of both, we’ve got you covered with the latest on-trend summer outfit combos to pack with you on your travels this year. From laid back t-shirt dresses and colourful skirts to sophisticated midi dresses, find the perfect summer looks for you at DLSB.
Stay ahead of the curve for your summer holiday with outfits curated by our incredible stylists. No matter your individual style, we’ve covered all possible breath-taking outfit combos to make packing a breeze. Slay on your summer holiday in summer-ready looks in a variety of patterns, colours, silhouettes and styles curated into our ‘what to pack’ guide below to make sure you’re ready for those killer holiday pics.
Not sure where to start when packing for your holiday?
The most important tip is to plan ahead. Check what the weather will be like, and consider your destination and what activities you will be doing whilst you’re there. If you’re aiming to pack lightly then it’s vital that you also pack smartly - build up a holiday wardrobe that consists of pieces that can be easily worn multiple times with other items to make completely different looks. Packing a staple skirt, flowy trousers and a pair of shorts gives you a base to then build on with fun crop tops, bodysuits and t-shirts to create an array of stylish holiday looks.
If you’re off on a city break you’ll need to pack outfits that will ensure you’re both comfortable and stylish. Consider packing a reliable pair of trainers to go with all of your outfits so that you can explore the city sights without having to worry about uncomfortable shoes. The perfect outfit to pack if you’re planning on doing a lot of walking will consist of shorts, playsuits and lots of crop tops or graphic tees to keep it cute yet comfortable.
If you’re packing for a beach holiday or you’re planning to spend the majority of your holiday lounging around the pool, your suitcase will consist of clothing that is lightweight, easy-to-wear to keep you cool in the heat. Pack your favourite flattering bikinis and swimsuits along with comfortable t-shirt dresses, shorts and oversized shirts to throw on as cover-ups.
Don’t forget, no matter the destination, you can never go wrong with packing a couple of stylish, floaty dresses to wear in the warmer evenings - pick fabrics like satin and linen that are lightweight, breathable and come in a variety of colours and patterns to suit your personal holiday style. Complete your holiday wardrobe with a couple pairs of chunky sandals and flip flops to throw on with any outfit and you’re good to go!
Laidback Beach Day Outfits
When you think of your upcoming summer holiday, you’re likely picturing yourself lounging on the beach in your bikini, with a lightweight cover-up to make the most of your relaxing beach day. You want to be cool and comfortable in clothes that are easy to throw on after a dip in the sea. A great option for this is a relaxed t-shirt dress paired with comfortable sliders or flip flops to keep it simple and laidback. If you want something more lightweight, try a flowy beach cover-up in a fun print to keep you cool in the sun while still providing coverage. Accessorise with funky earrings, a handy beach bag and your favourite bikini for a cute look to take you from lounging to swimming seamlessly.
If you want an outfit that will keep you cool in the sun, from relaxing on the beach to your evening meal, then a floral midi skirt is a great way to cover-up your swimsuit easily for an appropriate dinner look. Simply throw on a colourful midi skirt on top of your swimsuit, add your favourite sandals and you’ve got a vibrant, summer ensemble that you can wear all day long. Add some statement necklaces, chunky sandals and a cute handbag for a complete fashion-forward look.
Holiday Evening Outfits
There’s something special about getting ready for the evening on holiday after a long day in the sun - wash the day off and step into something light, floaty and stunning for the night. Whether you’re going for a sunset dinner, an evening stroll along the beach or a night out, opt for a simple midi dress or jumpsuit to keep getting ready quick and simple. Find an outfit in your favourite colour or fun print - match with a colour-complementing make-up look and a pair of comfortable platform sandals or heels for a flawless summer evening ensemble.
Even on a summer holiday, you can never go wrong with a little black dress. A classic piece of clothing that should be a staple in every woman’s wardrobe, a sophisticated LBD is the perfect night-time look no matter the occasion. Style your chic black midi dress with simple gold jewellery, a statement red lip and a pair of platform heels to create the perfect elegant evening look.
City Break Outfits
One of the best parts of a holiday is exploring your destination, seeing the sights and discovering cool places to eat, drink and relax. Walking around in the sun requires a comfortable and breathable outfit that keeps you cool in the heat. A fun, colourful tie-dye shorts and crop top co-ord is perfect for adventuring in the sun - add your favourite trusty sandals or trainers to complete the look and you’re ready to go explore!
If you’re looking for an all-in-one outfit that’s easy to throw on and go, then consider a patterned jumpsuit - choose one made from lightweight materials with handy pockets for a practical exploring outfit. Prefer to keep your shoulders covered in the sun? Why not try a breezy, cheesecloth shirt with your trusted pair of distressed denim shorts for an ultracool laidback look. Tie the shirt at your waist to create a flattering cropped silhouette and match with a pair of sandals and a bag for a full put together summer outfit that doesn’t compromise style for practicality.