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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 camp-collar shirt


Meet the hardest-working piece in your suitcase. Crafted from a breathable linen and cotton-blend with a relaxed feel, this short-sleeved design can be dressed up or down with ease. It has classic camp collar that is elevated with a curved shape for a slightly softer silhouette.

Whether layered effortlessly over a T-shirt or dressed up at sunset, this shirt will strike the right note every time.


The circular sunglasses


Part of COS’ first-ever sunglasses collection this pair will bring a touch of timeless elegance to your holiday style. Their circular lens shape and tortoiseshell-effect finish are a nod to classic designs, while subtle touches such as discreet hinges and tinted polarised lenses add a modern feel.


The packable swim shorts


Of all the many great things about summer holidays, the beach and pool are two of the best. Since a pair of swim shorts is essential for these moments, it always pays to be prepared – and COS’ new packable design is perfect.

Cut for a regular fit, they feature a comfortable elasticated waistband and are finished in a versatile black colourway. They can be packed away into the concealed back zipped pocket and have a practical hook for easy transportation. Plus, they’re made from a recycled nylon and ECONYL®-blend – making them a more sustainable choice for your poolside wardrobe.


The crossbody bag


Modern style meets practical design in COS’ new crossbody bag. It’s crafted from a recycled canvas material with a webbing strap, making it a lightweight, comfortable and more sustainable choice.

It’s detailed with everything you need to keep your daily essentials secure while sightseeing. Slip pockets? Press-stud fastenings? A key chain? Check, check, check. And, if you want to switch it up, the strap can be easily tucked away at the back so it can be carried as a hand-held pouch, too.


The padded sandals


No holiday wardrobe is complete without a pair of all-day-every-day sandals. Crafted with comfort in mind, they feature crossover webbing straps and extra-soft soles made with Bloom Algae Foam™ – an innovative material to replace conventional rubber. Why algae? It collects CO2 and acts like a natural carbon sink to help clean and restore the environment. Comfortable and conscious – now, that’s what we call a win-win.

COS sunglasses? Check. Camp-collar shirt? Check. Poolside cocktail? Check...


The oversized tee


The ultimate throw-on-and-go piece. Crafted from pure cotton, this T-shirt is generously cut to sit freely on the body with extra room for movement – perfect for catching that all-important breeze. Wear it with shorts and simple slides for a casual yet considered ensemble that will never look out of place, wherever you go.


The canvas cap


The baseball cap has long been a warm-weather hero, offering that much-needed protection when you’re out all day in the sun. Engineered to keep you cool, it’s crafted from a lightweight recycled material with a jersey sweatband and embroidered eyelets for added breathability.

Finished in a crisp shade of cream with a minimal five-panel profile, this is a cap to count on for many holiday seasons to come.

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