With summer on our door step it is the perfect time to combine the 5 ideal must have holiday items for the stylish guy. Whether its a short break to the sun or its your annual holiday, these must haves will totally benefit you.

First up is a pair of Birkenstocks - I bought mine in office last summer and they have been a super star buy. They are very comfortable once you break them in. They are a little pricey but well worth it. I opted for the brown leather style. I feel brown matches up with almost everything. I wear mine both day and night when away. They also look stylish and classy.

A most definite ideal must have is a pair of designer sun glasses. These are vital. Buy the ones you like and the ones you can afford. Trust me you will take good care of them and they will last you for a life time. Personally, I think the best ones to buy are the folding wayfarers by Ray ban. They cost about €150. Treat yourself.

Sun Factor. I cannot emphasise how important this is. I always use factor 50 on my face especially around my eyes. I use p20 factor 20 on my body. I love this as it only needs to be applied once a day. Although It does turn your white clothes yellow so be careful.

Another important piece is a plain white round neck t-shirt. You cant go to wrong with this and it is also going to look good against your tan. Buy two or three as they get dirty easy and they lose the white look quickly.

Last but not least - A pair of loafers. My recommendation would be a navy pair. They will match up with most colours and Navy always looks well against light colours.

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