Before jetting off to your favourite sun-drenched destination, you need to pack yourself a stylish suitcase that wonâ€™t cost the earth in excess baggage. Becci Hodgson, deputy editor of Your M&S magazine, picks out hardworking, versatile pieces that will see you through more than one occasion.
1. Pastel chinos
A nod to summerâ€™s love of sorbet shades, a pair of pastel chinos or jeans makes a chic getaway outfit â€“ and is a fabulous base for an on-trend look on cooler evenings. Shop Cotton Rich Turn Up Hem Slim Leg Chinos
2. Oversized white shirt
Great for the plane with your chinos, an oversized white shirt can double as a cool beachwear cover-up â€“ simply roll up the sleeves and cinch with a skinny belt in a punchy colour. Shop Twiggy for M&S Woman Pure Linen Oversize Shirt
3. Leather tote
A large leather tote in buttermilk or tan will hold all your essentials for the beach, and also look smart for sightseeing around town â€“ plus itâ€™ll get plenty of use back home through summer and beyond. Shop Autograph Leather Double Handle Shopper Bag
4. Jersey maxi dress
Whether itâ€™s on the beach thrown over your swimwear with flip-flops, or after dark with chic wedges and statement gold jewellery, a jersey maxi dress is your ultimate holiday multi-tasker. Shop Per Una V-Neck Abstract Print Maxi Dress
5. Printed shorts
Pack a pair of breezy shorts and team with a simple yet elegant white tee â€“ equally perfect for sipping cocktails in a bar (just add strappy heeled sandals) or exploring ancient ruins (swap for comfy gladiators). Shop Indigo Collection Aztec Print Skort
What’s on your holiday packing wishlist? Let me know by leaving a commentÂ below.