A summer holiday is by definition pure escapism (though the rise of the laptop worker can often put paid to such dreams), an ideal which necessitates new vacation attire. Can you truly unplug when wearing the same slacks so acquainted with your office chair?

Realistically speaking, it’s neither sensible nor ethical to buy an entire set of clothes to wear for just a fortnight. But by considering your packing as early as you do your flight times, you can begin to buy pieces that are a little lighter, and perhaps a little bolder, ahead of time. Here are four starting points which can carry over into your usual wardrobe once home.