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No matter for your wardrobe or a holiday suitcase, a basic striped top is always a good idea.

I went for the most basic striped top: black and white, all-over stripes, long sleeves, crew neck. Similar are to be found here:

// Breton Top from Jigsaw on JohnLewis.com //
// Breton Stripped Top from J Crew on Net-a-Porter.com //
// White Stripe Top from River Island //

First Look:

or 

Second Look:

// Pinafore (similar) from ASOS //
OR
// (similar style) Corduroy Pinafore Dress from Urban Outfitters //

Third Look:
OR

Obviously you can play around with bags, jewellery and shoes with all these looks depending on the style you’re going for. I was on a weekend trip to Southampton with families and friends when I photoed the three looks. There was no need to take any heels or too much jewellery with me, so I packed light and came out with these looks. If you were to decide to go for a smarter look, you could have brought something like a leather or a maxi skirt and some heeled shoes, and have more fun with combining all the pieces.
P.S. skirts that I would have gone for: