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Suitcase stars; FOR A STRESS?FREE HOLIDAY, INVEST IN THESE BRILLIANT BUYS. BY JASMINE OFFOR.

Byline: JASMINE OFFOR

Summer fashion special Chap Stick, pounds 2, Boots Did you know that basic Chap Stick doesn't only protect your lips from drying out but also contains an SPF? Multi-use scarf, pounds 13, River Island Wear your printed scarf as a shawl to keep out the chill, a fashionable headband or over your bikini and as a kaftan-style cover-up.

Striped cotton sarong, pounds 25, John Lewis This sarong will work as a beach cover-up and a stylish skirt to take you from the beach to the bar.

Foldable hat, pounds 18, Overstock.com Save on space and protect yourself from the harsh rays of the sun with these foldable sun hats. Easy to pack.

Quick drying top, pounds 29, Mint Velvet at John Lewis No one likes a soggy T-shirt so invest in this silk vest that dries in a matter of minutes. Perfect for pulling on over a bikini.

Oversized beach bag, pounds 20, New Look You can fit everything but the kitchen sink into this lightweight basket bag - and it looks like the kind of thing you might pick up in a chic boutique in St Tropez.

Purple floral kaftan, pounds 29, East @ John Lewis A kaftan is a holiday essential as you can wear it on the beach and over shorts and a bikini top for a stroll around the shops.

Carry-on case, pounds 62.56, Jansport at Outdoorgb.com This clever holdall looks like your basic sports bag but with built-in wheels it's the perfect travel companion.

Shorts, pounds 12, Topshop Great for putting over your bikini to head to the beach, these tie-waist shorts are the lightest cotton so you can hand-wash them and wear them everyday. They'll be your holiday saviour.

No-crease dress, pounds 28, Dorothy Perkins Forget ironing, this maxi can go straight from the suitcase to a dinner date. No fuss!

Cosmetics bag, pounds 16, Debenhams With three heavy-duty compartments, this bag has more than enough space for all your beauty must-haves - it even comes with a hook for easy hanging.

Flip-flops pounds 6, Topshop Made from the lightest spongy plastic, these flip-flops weigh nothing and will go with everything in your holiday wardrobe.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 21, 2012
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