Your summer holiday wardrobe essentials

New blue passport and sun cream sorted? Now for your holiday garb. The key is to pack a few simple staples that work well in various combinations. You’re aiming for a capsule wardrobe — and it doesn’t have to be expensive.

Some of this season’s top swimwear comes straight from the high street. Marks & Spencer is serving up quality styles (with fantastic tummy-control fabric) — and they’re under £30. I like the on-trend square-neck, leopard-print iteration. If you can splurge, Bondi Born and Wolford offer for ever swimsuits that will last this summer, the next and the rest.

Your Birkenstocks from last year will still work, but consider branching out with Castañer espadrilles, Manebí woven sliders and the shoes of the summer — rope