The holiday packing list
With the season of travel upon us, meet the COS holiday heroes to accompany you wherever you go.
Flights: booked. Beach-read: packed. Poolside cocktail: pending. Now for your wardrobe. To help you get started, we’ve rounded up the definitive COS holiday signatures to see you through every moment of your trip – from balmy city strolls to sun-drenched days spent by the water. Wherever your destination, here’s what to wear when you get there...
The perfect day dress
Imagine this: you’re on holiday, the sun is beaming down and you’re out and about exploring a new destination. If there’s one dress you need, it’s this one.
It’s made from pure linen that’s undyed for a completely natural colouration – a new process COS has introduced this season to create its collections with less impact. Light and breathable, it features gathered details at the back and wide straps for comfort. Add your favourite accessories and you’re ready for wherever your imagination takes you…
The statement sunglasses
See things differently with these quietly confident frames.
Crafted from Italian-made Mazzucchelli acetate, they feature tinted polarised lenses that offer 100% UV protection and are finished with flexible hinges and curved temples for a comfortable fit. With their cat-eye shape and transparent finish, they’re an instant classic. Is it sunny yet?…
COS sunglasses? Check. Sustainably made swimwear? Check. Poolside cocktail? Check...
The sun hat
No holiday wardrobe is complete without a wide-brim straw hat. Crafted from 100% paper for a lightweight feel, it’ll keep you cool and covered even in the warmest of climes. The best thing? Once you’ve found the one, it will last you a lifetime of summer escapes.
The throw-on shirt
Meet the most hard-working piece in your holiday wardrobe. Crafted from lightweight linen with a relaxed sensibility, it can be dressed up or down – or thrown over a swimsuit – with ease. Whether layered effortlessly or styled for sunset, this shirt will strike the right note every time.
The leather flip-flop
The ultimate holiday choice got an upgrade. Crafted from smooth, supple leather, COS’ take on the flip-flop is elevated with crossover straps and extra-soft padded footbeds – guaranteed to keep you comfortable while sightseeing. Plus, the leather is made using a chrome-free tanning method that leaves less of a footprint on the environment – now that’s what we call a win-win.
The bikini, made better
Take to the water (or sun lounger) in style with COS’ new two-piece. At first glance, you’ll notice all the hallmarks of the brand’s signature design: clean lines, comfortable details and a rich navy hue. But do a deeper dive and you’ll find this piece is made more sustainably, too – reimagined in a recycled nylon-blend, made from fishing nets, carpets and other nylon waste.
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