Holidays are coming: Key Suitcase Essentials

It may be a little glum outside your window, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start looking ahead towards the beginning of spring and summer. Perhaps you’ve booked a last minute Easter break abroad or you’re waiting until the summer holidays to escape the humdrum – either way, if you start planning your suitcase requirements now, you can spread the cost.

The spring/summer trends are beginning to find their way onto the clothing rails, with a great collection to choose from already. Whether you love to wear your chino shorts with confidence or you prefer some camo pants to keep you cool, there are plenty of styles to choose from and they’re all waiting for you at George ASDA at budget prices.


Chinos are huge this year, being bang on trend for the fashion conscious male. With the nautical style that seems to be back this spring/summer season, a pair of navy chinos would look perfect. Team with a stripe top to continue the look, or add a polo shirt for the preppy look. Also available in berry, you can mix up the colours too if you’re confident enough to carry it off.

Alternatively, cargo pants will look super cool this season, whether it’s a plain grey pair or camouflage ones that take your fancy. They’d look fab with a cool graphic print tee and a pair of flip flops.


If you’re a dedicated follower of fashion, you’ll know the graphic tees are massive this season, with plenty to choose from in the George range. The South Dean Street collection has some great choices in muted colours, or you could opt for some of your favourite character tees in cool, grown up styles, such as the Batman print or the Wacky Races T in berry.


Even if you’re heading off for hotter climes where beautiful weather is guaranteed, pack a hoody or a light jumper, just in case. You never know whether you’ll need it during the cooler evenings, or if the weather takes a turn for the worst one day.

Plus you’ll want to pull on your hoody before you touch down in the UK, so that the cold weather won’t be as much of a shock to the system.


Other than the trusty flip flops for lazy days around the pool, boat shoes are the treads to watch this year. Invest in a casual pair in navy and team with your chino shorts and a classic polo for a fantastic summer look that won’t look out of place both before and after sunset.

A pair of canvas shoes or trainers will also be handy if you’re planning any day excursions – particularly if you’re the outdoorsy type that likes to embark on walking or hiking pursuits, as support and comfort are key.


There’s little point in relaxing by the pool if you’re not going to cool off by diving in occasionally. Invest in a pair of swim shorts; whatever your style, there’ll surely be something for you.

Be prepared this year and sort out your summer holiday capsule wardrobe before the day of departure. All you need to worry about then is remembering where you put your passport!


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