The holiday period is over, and it’s time to unwind and take a break from all the food, drink and endless visitors with a new year getaway. Whether you head to a secluded beach or return to a beloved resort, packing wisely is an essential aspect of being able to relax and enjoy yourself upon arrival.
Thankfully, there are some simple tips to ensure you get it right. Roland Herlory, CEO of French swimwear label Vilebrequin, says that he never goes on holiday “without having two pairs of swim shorts and two matching tops in my suitcase. Add a nice polo over a swimsuit, and you’re ready to go.”
The best way to make a pair of swim shorts work in any situation is to pick one with a print in several colours. That way, you can wear T-shirts and polos that pick out the different tones without having to wear new shorts each day. Vilebrequin has itself got the bright, playful print down to a fine art.
Another brand that designs exclusively for resort and beach breaks is Danward, whose high-quality fabrics are woven and printed in the Lake Como region of Italy for authenticity and craftsmanship. Meanwhile London-based Orlebar Brown offers a more British take on poolside dressing: the brand’s shorts are tailored in the same way as formal trousers, ensuring that the fit looks sharp enough to go from poolside to lunch spot – and back again.