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Dressing appropriately is vital when heading on a culture-filled getaway to an exciting, exotic location. To make sure your look is respectful whilst remaining chic, consult your packing against our checklist of essentials.

For Her:

1. Loose trousers.

For maximum comfort and great for keeping cool; loose fitting, pyjama-style trousers are ideal abroad.

2. A shirt dress.

Long enough to wear pool-side as a dress and just the right length to work with printed pants, a long shirt is an essential for exotic climates.

3. A long kaftan.

A light kaftan is perfect for long days of activities in the sun. Helmut Lang’s ankle-grazing style offers the airiness of a beach cover-up with a chic edge suitable for the evening.

4. A cross-body bag.

Using your camera just got easier – sling a bright bag over your shoulder for essential hands-free ease with a super-chic, on-trend finish.

5. A pair of practical sandals.

They are the shoe of the summer and a pair of gladiator sandals can make or break a holiday when it comes to comfort whilst walking. Stay safe in timeless flat, strappy styles.

6. A bright scarf.

To guard you from the strong sunshine, keep you warm in the evenings or to use as cover-up in respect of your visiting country, a brightly coloured scarf is a must-have.
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For Him:

1. A light long sleeved shirt.

To wear buttoned up and tucked in for the evenings or as a cover-up open over a plain top, a long sleeved shirt is a smart choice when travelling.

2. Some smart/casual shorts.

The perfect pair of shorts will last for summers to come; Moncler’s combat style perfectly adopt the day-to-night look ideal for weekends away.

3. A basic white T-shirt.

The ultimate everyday essential, a plain white top can be dressed up or down, worn alone or layered up for colder evenings.

4. A backpack.

A suitable bag is a practical holiday essential and a classic, simple backpack is effortlessly cool and an ideal way to pack away your necessities.

5. Leather shoes.

Leather deck shoes are a smarter, more formal option to trainers or flip-flops whilst away and look effortlessly good with casual shorts or tailored chinos.

6. A sunhat.

Fishing hat styles are huge for this season and it’s the ideal accessory to keep you safe in the sun and streets ahead in style.

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