YES YOU CAN: Pack light

Fashion director Shelly Vella shows you how.

If a last-minute summer getaway is on the cards, the one thing you don’t want to worry about is your packing. My trick? I always start with a base colour or key piece to work an edited suitcase around – it means the shoes I pick will work with everything and I can lay things on the floor to figure out the best multitasking looks that can be switched up from day to night, beach to bar.

How to pack light:

Keep your palette simple and colours coordinated so you can mix and match your suitcase staples. Blouse, £59, trousers, £59, espadrilles, £79, dress, £110, sandals, £89, Phase Eight.

The standout blouse

This looks gorgeous under a sleeveless dress, paired with denim or thrown over beachwear.

Blouse, £49, Oasis

Dress, £28, Marks and Spencer

Bag, £45, Boden

Skirt, £60, Levi

Jeans £69, Aligne

Bikini top, £17.99, and bottoms, £14.99, Zara

Sandals, £95, Ted Baker

Choose one great dress that you can take from day to night simply by changing your shoes. Dress, £50, sunglasses, £16, River Island

The bright dress

Teamed with neutrals, this makes your holiday wardrobe fun yet versatile.

Dress, £150, Ted Baker

Shirt, £19.99, Mango

Sandals, £65, Birkenstock, Amazon

Skirt, £37.46, G-Star Raw, Amazon

Bikini top, £45, and bottoms, £40, Ted Baker

Espadrilles, £125, LK Bennett

Bag, £75, LK Bennett