Now that you\u2019ve booked your flight, sorted your accommodation and have a full itinerary for your week away, it\u2019s time to consider what you\u2019re going to pack. In general, beach holidays tend not to require a full suitcase, but it\u2019s still best to be prepared for any eventuality, even if you plan to do nothing but soak up the sun. Here\u2019s an (almost comprehensive) list of the clothes you should pack for your next trip Beach sandals Spending the majority of your time lounging around the pool means you\u2019ll need a pair of suitable footwear to avoid dangerous slips and trips. While flip-flops are what most people reach for, these aren\u2019t always the safest option. Instead, try and go for sandals that have an ankle strap or a back to protect your arches. A beach bag Of course, you\u2019re going to need a bag to carry around your sunscreen, reading material and snacks while you\u2019re at the beach. We recommend something lightweight in a color that will go with everything you\u2019ll be wearing at the beach. A rain jacket Most tropical destinations will have rainy seasons meaning that storms will be frequent. Pack a rain jacket that neatly fits in your bag so you\u2019ll be prepared if you\u2019re suddenly caught in a shower. Comfortable footwear If you\u2019re planning on exploring your new surroundings, then a comfortable pair of footwear is absolutely essential. There\u2019s nothing worse than the blisters that can be caused by ill-fitting shoes. Try and wear your shoes in before you go to avoid any pain. A sweater or cardigan Just because you\u2019re in a hot country doesn\u2019t mean that there won\u2019t be a chill at night. Pack a sweater or a cardigan for the nights when you\u2019re dining out. A wide-brimmed hat Hot weather sun and if you aren\u2019t prepared you could suffer serious sunburn. Lathering yourself with sunscreen isn\u2019t always enough so pack a wide-brimmed hat that protects your neck and shoulders while you\u2019re out and about. At least two swimsuits Ok, we\u2019ve cheated a bit here with two (or more) items in one, but it\u2019s a good idea to pack a spare swimsuit so that you won\u2019t have to wait around for the one you\u2019ve just worn to dry. Those who struggle to find a swimsuit that suits their body shape should take a look at Ashleigh Plus Size. A pair of formal (or semi-formal) shoes Most bars or restaurants you\u2019ll visit on an evening will require you to have a pair of semi-formal, closed toe sandals or shoes. A cotton cover-up When the sun starts to set, and the temperature on the beach gets a little cooler, you\u2019ll probably want to have a stylish cover-up to drape over your swimsuit. Find something that matches all of the swimsuits you\u2019ve packed. Plenty of t-shirts The obvious clothing choice for hot weather is t-shirts and tank tops, and luckily, these are clothing items that are incredibly versatile. Pack enough to last you a week or two so you won\u2019t have to do laundry while you\u2019re there.