The edit: summer essentials
Whether you’re holidaying at home or setting off on a long-haul trip, we have it covered. Here are our latest picks to get you prepped for diving into the sunshine
The multi-purpose outfit
Maximise on suitcase space with Desmond & Dempsey’s throw-on-and-go pyjama duo that doubles up as daywear. Made with 100 per cent cotton linen, these slouchy shorts and Cuban collared shirt will keep you feeling bright and breezy from morning to night.
£215Buy it now
The lightweight carry-on
Here’s a superlative your arms will thank you for. Australian brand July has just landed in the UK, bringing with it the world’s lightest double-wheel suitcase. Have the lifetime-warrantied carry-on personalised with your initials, so you’ll always know which case is yours.
£195Buy it now
The swimwear with substance
According to Feng Shui, the tropical leaf print on these LOVE BRAND & Co swim shorts signifies good fortune. Not least for the environment – they’re made with 100 per cent recycled plastic, with quick-dry properties that’ll let you dash from beach to lunch in record time.
£150Buy it now
The hydration hero
Montes & Clark makes keeping everyone well-watered a matter of style with this circus-striped one-litre ceramic jug, handmade in southern Italy. All that remains is for you to decide what to fill it with – liquid refreshment or statement flower arrangement?
£52Buy it now
The circular body wash
Make your ablutions sustainable and seasonal with Molton Brown’s endlessly refillable Infinite Bottle. Resplendent in recycled aluminium, the Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel-fragranced bath and shower gel will transport you back to the beach long after your holiday ends.
£40Buy it now
Amelia the Aeroplane Trunki
Every globetrotting child’s favourite airport accessory, the ride-on, pull-along Trunki was named by BA colleagues after Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly across the Atlantic in 1928. Made and designed in the UK, the Trunki holds 18 litres and has a five-year guarantee.
£44.99Buy it now
The summer in a glass
All-natural, honey-blended aperitif Beesou looks every sunshine-yellow-drop the part. Whether yours is a Spritz, Margarita or Bellini, add a dash to your cocktail for a bittersweet twist on the classics. Even better, ten per cent of profits go towards saving the bees.
£29.99Buy it now
The heatwave shelter
Long summer days are better when you have a cool corner to retreat to. Create your own outdoor haven with Raj Tent Club’s Chinoiserie parasols, in collaboration with the V&A Museum. Expect time-tested quality, with each shade handcrafted following centuries-old traditions.
£1,250Buy it now