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The Holiday Edit: Beach Break Vs City Escape

Thursday 02nd June 2016

Holiday season is upon us and whether you are jetting off to the sun, sea and sand of a Beach Holiday or the culture and buzz of a City Break there are some key holiday pieces you definitely need to pack in your suitcase this Summer. Since suitcase space is at a premium, keep your packing list focused on items you really need and which you will get the most use out of.

If your chosen holiday is a City Break then comfort and practicality are key. Expect to do a whole lot of walking as you soak in the culture of museums and art galleries, so think carefully about footwear. Trainers are on trend this season and perfect for teaming with most outfits. This simple white pair from Deichman are a snip at £17.99 and will be a comfy but stylish choice for spending all day on your feet.  Keep your outfit comfy and casual for daytime too with a pretty boho dress like this blue beauty (BHS ) or a chic culotte jumpsuit (Primark £13).  Both of these will team easily with white trainers and a white denim jacket (Primark £12) if the evenings are cooler.

Of course you’ll want to capture all the sights of the city so make sure you have a compact camera with you. The Canon Powershot camera (Argos £99) takes 20MP photos and records video too, plus its compact size is handbag friendly. Keep your hands free for snapping away with a cross body style handbag. This cute woven handbag (BHS £18) is lightweight and very secure with its flip over lock and will fit in all your City Break essentials like sunglasses (Primark £3) and guidebook.

City Break

Clockwise from top left: Deichmann £17.99, Argos £99, Primark £12, Primark £13, Primark £3, BHS £18, BHS POR


If you are heading for a more relaxed Beach Holiday, then pack bright and vibrant pieces. This gorgeous embroidered kaftan (Primark £15) is the perfect beach cover up and will transition for daytime through to night if worn with denim cut offs and wedges. Try these cute shorts (Primark £12) which will be a great addition to your holiday suitcase as they are so versatile and a bargain price too. Another key piece for your Beach Holiday suitcase is the espadrille wedge. This style of shoe is bang on trend for the Summer and this tan pair (BHS £25) will suit the beach and the bar, so definitely worth a space on your packing list.

This beach bag (Primark £9) is not only working another big summer trend of pom poms, but is a great size for packing all your beach essentials like your towel (BHS £10) and sunglasses (Claire’s £15). If you love to read a good book by the pool or on the beach then save on valuable suitcase space by investing in a Kindle. This Kindle Wi Fi touch (Argos £59.99) can hold up to 3000 titles so you won’t be short of a story and is clear enough to read even in direct sunlight.

Of course don’t forget alongside these Key Holiday Pieces, to pack essentials like your shampoo, sun cream and those all-important travel adaptors. All of which can be easily found at the Harvey Centre’s  Superdrug or Wilko stores.

Beach Holiday

Clockwise from top left: Argos £59.99, BHS £10, Primark £15, BHS £25, Primark £12, Primark £9, Claires £15


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