What to pack? The best outfits to wear on your summer holidays

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Jun 30, 2024

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What to pack? The best outfits to wear on your summer holidays

Who doesn’t love a summer holiday? Whether you decide to stay local or soak up the sun abroad, it doesn’t matter, summer holidays are all about having fun and relaxing. 

Stress is the antithesis of a fun summer holiday, so why do so many of us get stressed about packing? With expensive baggage allowance and multiple outfit options, planning our holiday wardrobes can be difficult. But it doesn’t have to be. We’re here to give you a little helping hand with some ideas for the best clothes to pack for your summer holidays.

Travel essentials

The key to a stress-free holiday is all in the prep. Simply write a list a few weeks before you go and give yourself plenty of time to get everything together.  Sometimes it can be as simple as that.

When building your list, it’s important to consider your travel essentials, including:

  • Best clothes to pack for hot weather and the beach

If you’re heading somewhere hot and on the coast then think about the best clothes to pack for the beach. For women, think light summer dresses, such as our Nicolette Jersey Dress. It’s easy to throw on over a bikini or swimsuit and the fact that it’s 100% cotton means it’s super breathable too. For men, lightweight t-shirts are always a great option. Our men’s lake t-shirt, paired with some lightweight, supersoft cotton twill cargo shorts is perfect for city breaks and beachside walks.

  • Swimwear

Of course, comfortable swimwear is an absolute must for a beach holiday. Whether you’ll be swimming in exotic warm waters or chillier seas in the UK, you’ll want a few different swimwear options in your bag. The Kady swimsuit in floral print is just perfect with its flattering plunging neckline and supportive tummy control. Just throw on a pair of shorts too and you’re good to go.

Our Kai swimming shorts for men offer everything you need to hit the beach in. The tropical print is super stylish and they’re practical and comfortable too.

  • Footwear

When it comes to footwear, packing the right comfortable shoes is key – whether you plan to spend your days soaking up the sun on the beach or exploring new cities.

At TOG24, you’ll find slip-on sandals that are made for the beach, as well as lightweight, padded sandals that are comfortable for walking long distances.

For men’s footwear that combines style and comfort check out Skechers Patino Marlee Sandals. With vegan leather and a foam footbed they offer both comfort and style for your summer holidays.

What to wear on the plane

Whether you’re flying long haul or short haul, comfort is paramount when it comes to choosing the right plane outfit.

As planes tend to always be chilly the best things to wear on a plane are trousers. For women, a comfortable pair of breathable trousers will ensure you stay warm when that air-con is turned up. Try our Cahill women’s cargo trousers made from a cotton blend and elasticated waistband. The pockets also come in handy to store your passport in. Team this with a lightweight, breathable cotton t-shirt and a zip-up hoodie like our Mia hoodie and you’re good to go.

Similarly for men, you can’t go wrong with a comfy pair of sweatpants, matched with a cotton t-shirt and a supersoft zip-up hoodie. Our men’s Alden hoodie, is ideal for layering.

For footwear, trainers are always a good idea to keep your feet warm on the flight and to ensure you’re comfortable walking around the airport. They also take up a fair bit of room in your suitcase so it’s great to travel in them to save on luggage space.

What to wear from the beach to the bar

Time on your summer holiday is precious and you want to make every second count. And there’s nothing better than hitting the bar after a long day spent on the beach. But who wants to go back to get changed first?

You need a beach-to-bar outfit that will effortlessly take you from day to night. For women a lightweight dress works for both the beach and the bar. Our Frankie women’s jersey dress is designed for all-day comfort. It’s stylish and practical whether you’re on the beach or sipping a margarita at a beachside bar.

For men, you can’t go wrong with a smart polo shirt such as the Aketon polo shirt. The breathable cotton means it’s comfortable enough to wear in the daytime when it’s hot, and the smart design makes it an easy option for a bar in the evening. Match it with our Sedona shorts. These stylish cotton, linen blend shorts can be worn both day and night. Talk about a capsule wardrobe. 

The best summer prints and patterns

Clothes with prints and patterns scream summer holiday vibes. Who doesn’t love a vibrant print on holiday? For women try our Launder beach shirt. Designed in collaboration with East Yorkshire-based illustrator and designer Hannah Penrose, this fun vibrant shirt is 100% sustainable cotton and can be worn as a shirt or as a dress. Throw it over swimwear for a fantastic option in hot weather.

For men why not go for our Arnie short sleeve shirt in sapphire blue? This vibrant and stylish short sleeve shirt can be layered with a t-shirt or worn by itself. It’s fun and a great addition to your summer wardrobe.

Find your summer wardrobe with TOG24

With our new TOG24 summer collection, we’re sure you’ll find your essential summer outfits. Happy holidays!

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