In our dreams, the ideal summer includes a sprawling white sand beach and an ice-cold Aperol spritz (or two). In the past of couple years, though, there's been no need to travel, what with the UK enjoying scorching heatwaves and temperatures that rival the south of Spain. It's meant many Brits are opting to enjoy the summer sun closer to home, with a good old-fashioned staycation.
Though the word may conjure up memories of a wet week camping in Wales, staycations can be the ultimate relaxing break. Taking away the stress of flight delays, overpriced parking and cramming all your liquids into a tiny plastic bag, holidaying at home is often the answer to last-minute summer plans. Whether that means enjoying the pleasures of your balcony, back garden or local park, there are plenty of opportunities to (safely) enjoy the sun this summer without having to leave the country.
If you're planning on enjoying the great British summer this year, it's time to check that you have the essentials on hand. Your mind might go to the box of Soleros in the freezer or the faithful bottle of suncream on your dresser, but we're talking about the items in your wardrobe. With the British sunshine known for being deceptively powerful, it's good to make sure that your summer 'fits are ready to handle the heat.
From sandals to swimwear, here’s how to make the most of holiday or staycation dressing this summer.
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