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Speedy summer style

The holiday countdown starts now. Pack smart and not a minute will be wasted worrying about what to wear. Minimum effort for maximum fun. *Rack up the Negronis*

Ignore the mizzy weather and focus on the holiday countdown. There will be sunshine and you will get to wear you eye-wateringly expensive oversized shades, Factor 50 and sink a conveyor belt of Negronis. But first, let’s tackle the summer wardrobe. No need to blow up your credit card panic buying, or play Russian roulette with the luggage allowance. Pack smart and you’ll avoid looking like the end of a sale rail, usually sans knickers (just me?). All you need are hard-working summer staples, statement accessories and a comfy shoe that’ll also do 15,987 steps on a sight-seeing tour, and you’ll smuggly shimmy through check in.

Whether you’re staycationing, on a cultural city break or flying to flop on a beach, it’s worth travelling in classics. A pair of mum jeans and a cosy knit are great for flights and chilly nights. Trainers are heavy, so don’t pack them. They’re also essential when your name’s being called on the airport tannoy begging you to board your flight and you have to run faster than Jessica Ennis. Damn you duty free shopping. If you’re loving the milLennial craze du jour for a headband, it’s an easy hair fix when you have an early start. Once you’re there, add a cute top, a statement earring and sandals to your jeans to go from casual to cocktails in seconds.

Helloooooo dress of dreams. If you’re a sucker for a black maxi, then you’re gonna love this B The Lifestyle Shop shirt dress. It doubles as a cover up, can be worn unbottoned over a vest top with jeans, or simply sling a belt round it, accessorise all areas, and make a dash for drinks o’clock. This is the kind of effortless style, we love here at Muddy. Less time needed getting ready, more time flirting with the inappropriately young, but good-looking bar staff.

If you’re managing to haul yourself off the sun lounger long enough to see the sights, sling on a slogan tee and a midi skirt and off you go. This beyondB ‘Empowered’ t-shirt is from B The Lifestyle Shop’s own label and 10% of the sale goes to the cancer charity CoppaFeel. Guilt-free shopping at its best. A neutral midi skirt can also be mixed with all the other bits and bobs in your suitcase, so you get a lot of holiday bang for your buck. Take it from day to night with this lush gold shell earrings and I’m obsessed with all things Kitri Studio right now but this top will be a friend for life.

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