The first bank holiday of the year has a tendency to trigger a little wanderlust in all of us. Yearning for some sun after seeing out the worst of the winter, we’re counting down the days to those late morning Mimosas and coconut scented sun creams, our suitcases full to the luggage allowance limit with pieces that show off sunkissed shoulders and tanned pins.

Spring may have only just sprung, but it is already all-out summer in store here at Robinsons, where new season arrivals have us putting holiday looks together in our heads on an hourly basis. If your first holiday of the year is just a matter of weeks away, may we suggest you let us lend a helping hand and take the pain out of packing with the help of our suitcase saviours. Consider these the classics that will take you from Cornwall to Cape Verde, Costa Rica and beyond. Simple, sophisticated and made for summer, they’re the case contenders no holiday wardrobe is quite complete without.

His shirt

The big day is just around the corner but we were coveting Megan Markle’s style long before Prince Harry put a ring on it. It’s hard to tell whether Ms Markle borrowed her oversized white shirt from Harry but she has scored some serious style mileage from its chameleon-like ability to adapt to any outfit. When it comes to holidays, a slightly oversized white shirt will lend a chic yet casual borrowed from the boy look to denim shorts and also serves as a cool cover up on beach days.

The jeans

Jeans might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re getting holiday ready, but it’s hard to think of anything that says summer quite like a good quality white pair. Save your leggings for the gym after one too many ice creams at the all-inclusive and wear your white jeans to the airport instead. A grey jumper will keep you cosy when the air conditioning ramps up mid-flight, while flat tan slip-on mules or espadrilles will show off that pre-flight pedicure.


The dress

There’s something about the sun that makes us reach for white, even when we’d steer well clear of its stain attracting tendencies at home. In fact, white works so well with a tan that we couldn’t consider a suitcase complete without a white dress or two. This applique Michael Kors style will look a million dollars with glowing skin, whether you’re off to the beach bar or hitting Rodeo Drive, baby.


The wedges

We know it’s finally summer when our ankle boots are replaced with wedges. If you’re reluctant to hang up your heels even on holiday, these Michael Kors wedges with luxe rivet detailing will offer the extra few inches those maxi dresses need if your height isn’t quite upto Elle Macpherson proportions.  


Get holiday ready in store now at Robinsons, the region’s leading stockist of designer fashion from brands including Michael Kors, Emporio Armani, Boutique Moschino, POLO Ralph Lauren and many more.