6 staples for your summer holiday capsule

14 July 2023

Holiday on the horizon? Whether beach-bound or planning a city vacation, choose pieces that take up minimal space but deliver maximum wear. Interested? Keep scrolling for the do-it-all summer essentials and where to shop them on Oxford Street.


The spacious tote

Hero product: Handmade straw shopper (£39.99), H&M

Nothing screams sunny style like a straw tote. Perfect for carrying your beach essentials and elegant enough to wear to dinner, you’ll get plenty of wear from this must-have summer accessory.

Shop the look: H&M, & Other Stories, Mango, John Lewis


The throw-on dress

Hero product: Black linen halter neck midi dress (£45) River Island

From flowy silhouettes to shirt dresses, this warm-weather staple makes summertime styling a breeze. Slip on over your swimsuit or elevate with a belt and statement jewels to take your look from beach to bistro.

Shop the look: River Island, H&M, & Other Stories, MUJI


The versatile sandal

Hero product: Dune loupe in tan (£95), Dune

Choose shoes that will work hard while you’re on holiday. Seek out comfortable soles and neutrals like black, tan or cream for miles of wear.

Shop the trend: Dune London, Aldo, Zara, Schuh


The oversized shirt

Hero product: Pocket oversize shirt (£35.99), Mango

A wardrobe essential, the oversized shirt pairs perfectly with tailored shorts and transitions seamlessly into a swimsuit coverup. Pick fabrics like linen, cotton and hemp to keep you cool, comfortable and effortlessly chic.

Shop the look: Mango, H&M, Zara


The swimsuit

Hero product: Bikini top (£17,99) and bottom (£12,99) Reserved

Short on space? Pack your favourite fuss-free bikini or easy one-piece that doubles up as a top. Swimsuit trends may come and go so choose flattering colours and shapes that you can wear season after season.

Shop the look: Reserved, Calzedonia, Boux Avenue


The comfy lounge set

Hero product: Boux lounge shorts (£25.00), Boux Avenue

Perfect for travelling, a chic co-ord will ensure you set off in style. Choose a versatile shade and light-weight fabric as you’ll want to wear the set as separates and sleepwear too.

Shop the look: Boux Avenue, M&S, Calzedonia

Looking for more inspiration? Check out the spring/summer 2023 trends and top things to do on Oxford Street this summer.