Summer has arrived, which means sun, sea and sangria! We’ve picked out the perfect holiday essentials to pack, stylish suitcases to put it all in, and the best summer savings to be had...
Pack your swimmers
If you've been working hard to get your body beach-ready, reward yourself with some new swimwear. The stylish print bikinis and shorts in Marks & Spencer are perfect for packing ready for the poolside.
Pictured: Amalfi print bikini, top was £19.50, now £13.50, bottoms was £14, now £7; Quick dry boat print swim shorts, were £17.50, now £12.50; all Marks & Spencer.
Splash happy in the sea
Keep the kids protected in the sunshine this summer with practical swimwear funky prints. The rash vests and swim shorts in Mountain Warehouse are perfect for splashing about in the sea.
Pictured: rash vest, was £19.99, now £9.99 and shorts, were £15.99, now £7.99; all Mountain Warehouse.
Summer wardrobe sussed
Think pretty, floral and floaty dresses for your holiday wardrobe. We love the summer dresses in Choice with embroidered detail and bandeau designs. Perfect for sunset strolls along the beach.
Pictured: floral print dress, was £25, now £6.50 and bandeau floral dress, was £28, now £14; both Choice.
GANT's summer polo shirts are perfect for keeping cool by the poolside this summer and are smart enough for dining out in the evenings.
We love the nautical blue and California pink shades. What's more, right now you can buy two GANT polos for just £60! (normal Outlet price of £42 each). Team the shirt with some casual chino shorts from Marks & Spencer or GAP.
Complete the look
Pair some tan woven sandals with a colourful beach bag and light summer scarf for the perfect holiday accessorising. Simple summer sliders and a trilby complete the look for men.
Pictured: Multi-coloured beach bag, was £22.50, now £15, Marks & Spencer; Men’s trilby hat, was £12.99, now £5.99, Mountain Warehouse; Tassel scarf, was £12.99, now £7.79, Gap; Benassi Swoosh Sliders, were £19, now £10, Nike; tan Ratel Lily sandals, were £60, now £35, Clarks.
Soothe your skin
Holiday = cocktail hour! Pamper yourself as you get ready for it with the special edition Virgin Mojito and Pinita Colada range in The Body Shop. The tropical scents of the body sorbet, butter and washes will leave you feeling fresh and instantly moisturised.
Pictured: Pinita Colada body scrub, was £15, now £7.50, Virgin Mojito body sorbet, was £8.50, now £4.50; body butter, was £15, now £8.50; Pinita Colada shower gel was £5, now £3.50; all The Body Shop.
Swagger khakis for kids
Gap has the best summer essentials for children. Boys will love the skinny fit shorts and funky print T-shirts. For girls, the romper playsuits are perfect for playing in parks and in the sand.
Pictured: Screen T-shirt, was £9.99, now £6.99; skinny shorts, were £19.99, now £12.99; thyme linen romper, was £22.99, now £16.09; all Gap.
Travel in style
Carrying baggage doesn't have to be a chore with the stylish suitcases on offer in Antler and the Baggage Factory. Buying luggage can be an expensive affair, so enjoy some great summer savings off RRP prices in store.
Pictured: Tiber embossed teal large suitcase, was £175, now £95, Antler; silver Samsonite Cosmolite 75cm, was £385, now £308 and dark blue Samsonite S' Cure 69cm, £155; both Baggage Factory.
Dive into a good book
There’s nothing like a good book for lounging by the poolside. This summer everyone is reading Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, £8.99 after the sensational TV series has everyone hooked.
For a chilling thriller, pick up Ian Rankin's Rather Be the Devil, £7.99 which follows John Rebus pick up a cold case of a brutal murder. Find both books in Waterstones.
Splash the cash
Whether it's dollars, dirhams or euros, don't forget to pick up your holiday spending money at Currency Exchange Corporation LTD while you're at The Galleria... the sangrias won't buy themselves! The CEC offers a best rate promise.
What's more, quote the promo code HOLS17 until the end of August and get even better rates. Just visit the store for more details.
Please note: All offers are subject to availability and while promotional stocks last. Offers and special prices listed are not in conjunction with any other offer.