It’s time to put on your OOO and make for the beach. But first, let’s pack. The best thing about summer styles is that they take up less room in the suitcase and leave more room for options. Holidays are for having fun, so start with your clothes. We’ve imagined festive wardrobes for each of our current favourite summer destinations.

Of Rare Origin Hedera Pearl Drop Earrings,£867; Lisa Marie Fernandez Prairie Dress, £660; She Made Me Kali Bralette Sunsuit top and bloomers, £188; By Far Ilina Sandals, £300; Anna + Nina Sardinia Rattan Bag, £53

Puglia, Italy

A popular spot for both Italians and foreigners, Puglia and its varied landscapes have much to offer. Explore the architecture in the ancient villages like Foggia or Bari, go snorkelling or cliff jumping in Polignano al Mare, or enjoy a food festival any night of the week in July and August in Salento. Any holiday in the land of la dolce vita is an excuse to pull out vintage styles and feminine dresses.

CVC Stones White Pearls Bracelet, £2246; Carrie Forbes Karim Sandals, £264; Adriana Degreas Tropical Chic Dress, £950; Zimmermann Bayou Tiered Broderie Anglaise Cotton Maxi Dress, £1,350; Solid & Striped Juliette Wrap-Effect Swimsuit, £145

Ibiza, Spain

The iconic summer party destination attracts an international crowd of artists, DJs, designers and other creatives. The White Isle style is unlike anywhere else and just as iconic as the beautiful beaches, seaside restaurants and heady nightlife. Visitors channel their inner bohemian and dress accordingly. If you don’t pack enough, don’t despair, there are plenty of chic boutiques in the old town.

Zara Large Link Earrings, £12.99; Jimmy Fairly Ride Sunglasses, £75; ONESIXONE by Kelly Beeman Gaia Small Bodies Nude Bag, £1237; Topshop Woven Shoes, £49

Lisbon, Portugal

The coastal city is the perfect destination for indecisive weekenders. There’s a young and laid-back energy with an emerging artistic crowd and established foodie scene. There are also gorgeous beaches just a short trip from the city, either in Estoril or Cascais. Dress for a relaxing day of aimlessly wandering, in clothes that can take you from day to night if need be.

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