travel must-haves: what to pack in 2019


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For the beach, Lacoste and BOSS present the coolest trunks. Flattering, comfortable and ready to tan in, go bold in primary brights or keep it classic in black and muted grey shades. You’ll probably find yourself half dressed for most of the trip but if you do venture into town, check out lightweight tees by Levi's and GAP to keep you cool – in more ways than one. If the wind picks up in the evenings, a denim shirt makes for a great layering piece or go bold in holiday essential Hawaiian styles.

So the location is locked down, you’ve found the perfect place to stay, and now it’s time to finesse the holiday wardrobe. Not necessarily in that order. If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed, start small – sunglasses! There are new styles by Sunglass Hut and Fossil to invest in. When it comes to the outfits to pack, smarten up in a modern linen-blend suit in a pop of pastel. For laidback moments, a pair of cut-offs and a graphic tee will see you through walking tours and trips to the museum.

Looking forward to a holiday that’s equal parts outdoor adventure and well-deserved relaxing evenings? You’ll need a holiday capsule wardrobe that not only keeps up with your outdoor activities but fits in your suitcase, too. First things first, get set to pack with a roller bag or traveller backpack from Fossil, TOG24 and more. Start from the feet up with expertly crafted trainers from Soletrader and Nike or hiking boots for the next adventure. Don’t overlook the essentials, such as a relaxed-fit tee, lightweight denim shirt you can use as a layering piece, and cropped jeans or chinos you can wear day to night. Last up, throw some shade in sporty sunglasses by Sunglass Hut.

Your far-flung adventure is around the corner and it’s giving everyone else a major case of wanderlust. Before the high temperatures and the new cultures carry you away, we’re here to help with the (sometimes overwhelming) task of packing. Sunglasses by Sunglass Hut will shield you from those glorious rays, while sandals and sliders by Tommy Hilfiger are comfy and cool rolled into one. From loose-fit vest tops with retro style logos to denim and cotton shorts, we’ve got you covered at East Midlands Designer Outlet today.

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