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Summer is just around the corner and you are longing for holidays. It has been a tough year and you can’t wait to lie on a beach or by a swimming pool with a cold beer in your hand. You can already feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, but you suddenly remember that you are unprepared and that your wardrobe is full of winter clothes. We can help you make a list of the essential items you will need if you want to make the most of your next summer getaway.
Unless you are planning a hiking trip to the mountains, the first thing you should put in your suitcase is a swimsuit. It would be good to have one made of quality fabric, because otherwise, you might feel rather uncomfortable at the end of a long day. Better still if it is water repellent, as it would provide further protection from outside moisture. If you want a perfect fit, you will appreciate an adjustable waistband as well. Depending on your taste, our suggestion would be to choose either a gradient print design or a colourful style with a playful pattern. They have a very good selection at Oakley, which also includes modern boardshorts adequate for surfing. You won’t be spending much if you take advantage of this fantastic Oakley discount code.
Sandals or Flip-Flops
Whether you are more of a beach or of a swimming pool type of person, during holidays you are likely to wear shoes mainly for dinner (if at all!) and you will be spending most of your days either in sandals or flip flops. Even if you enjoy walking barefoot, you will still need to protect your feet from burning sand or hot concrete. You could get hold of a stylish pair of sandals or slides that have a soft midsole and a durable outsole. It may seem like irrelevant information, but it is actually essential if you are wearing them ten hours a day. Your feet will be grateful if you choose a quality product with an ergonomic footbed.
Sunlight exposure can be revitalising initially, but it can turn into a nasty experience if you spend too many hours resting and baking in the sun. Wearing sunscreen is not enough and you should bring a hat with you. Ideally, it should have a curved brim to protect it from the sun rays. If you like an extra touch of ventilation, you could choose either a hat that has sewn eyelets or one that is made of cotton fabric and mesh. Pick the colour that matches your personality: black is fairly standard, white is safe and neutral, whereas orange is for the bold ones who like a bit of attention. Perhaps you could buy a branded one with a cool logo on the front.
Lots of T-Shirts
When travelling during summer, please don’t underestimate the number of t-shirts you will need. It’s not an exaggeration to say that you should have tons of them in your backpack. Perspiration can really be an issue on hot days, and when you go to the club at night you won’t want to wear the same t-shirt you had on all day. Take with you a combination of t-shirts in different styles. Soft sporty tees will be perfect for your daytime activities, whilst a more classic look would be better for the aperitif time. A suitable example would be a stripy t-shirt with a ribbed crewneck collar.
A Pair of Sunglasses
Last but not the least, sunglasses are fundamental. They are very useful and, above all, they will give you the chance to indulge in your personal style. If you are looking for some advice, sunglasses with black lenses and hand-painted frames can be quite slick. If instead, you are looking for something shinier, ruby lenses will make you stand out in the crowd. It might be a good idea to buy a pair with innovative lens technologybecause it would help you see details more clearly.
If this summer you desperately want to go to a beach, but you are still wary about leaving the country, here is a list of the best beaches in the UK. It is edited by the travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller, so you can be sure that they know what they are writing about. Beautiful sandy stretches are waiting for you.
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