|Peak holiday season is fast approaching and for us girls one of the biggest banes of going away is deciding what to pack. If you're restricted by luggage weight, really considering your wardrobe is key. Whilst I've never been much of an advocate for packing lightly - here's my top 12 holiday essentials I'd pack if I was short of space. I'm not being paid by H&M to write this - I just buy a lot of holiday pieces from there and feel they're great value for money at the moment.
1. The Kimono
Chances are it'll be too warm for your average cover-up, so turn to the holiday equivalent - the kimono. Lightweight and stylish, it will go with everything in your holiday wardrobe.
2. The Ankle Strap Heel
Whilst you'll be rocking a flat shoe for daytime exploring, a chunky heel will take your look from beach to bar.
3. The Playsuit
A great alternative to a dress, this smart printed playsuit would make a great look for dinner out one night.
4. The Aviators
A classic shape, the aviator will finish off any of your holiday outfits.
5. The Black Bandeau Dress
A simple black bandeau dress is the ultimate holiday staple. Wear as an LBD for a night out and then dress it down in the day by wearing under a denim short or printed skirt.
|6. The Floral Beach Dress
Whilst black and white pieces build the foundation of most holiday wardrobes, add a pop of colour with this floral beach dress - perfect for throwing on over your swimwear.
7. The Printed Trouser
These relaxed trousers are the perfect 'travel-in' pant. Comfortable and chic, team with a light knit for when temperatures drop on the plane.
8. The Bikini
Swimwear is a given on holiday and this white bikini is great after a few days of tanning.
9. The Sandal
Trade in your flip flops for something with a bit more character.
10. The Denim Short
A denim short is a summer style staple - team with plain vests and bandeau tops.
11. The Beach Bag
Roomy enough for all of your beach essentials - this beach bag comes with a secure zip for extra safety.
12. The Sun Hat
Both practical and pretty, this oversized sun hat will keep you out of the sun whilst looking stylish.
All pieces from H&M