Staycation style guide

Dressing for the humble Irish holiday can pose a challenge so we glean some wisdom from Ireland’s fashion insiders on how to make a staycation a stylish affair

The Eryn dress, €189, from Faithful the Brand at Brown Thomas

The phrase “Irish holiday” is a visceral one. For many, it holds a nostalgia of formative years passed noshing on ham sandwiches on a wind-battered beach and rainy days squelching through caravan parks in damp socks. Sandals were, naturally, par for the course.

There was good fashion, too: bucket hats, ruffled swimsuits (preferably with polka dots), Saltwater-style sandals, jaunty yellow raincoats and plenty of sailor collars, not least for the boys. If any of this ...