I've been busy preparing my suitcase over the last couple of days - I love the excitement of packing all your new clothes ready to show them off in the sun!!!
I've put together a series of HOLIDAY ESSENTIALS which I'll be posting this week, starting today with FASHION!
I've picked out a few of my favourite items that I think you couldn't travel without, obviously I'll be taking more than the 7 items above but these are the most important to really help you get in that holiday spirit (if the cocktail list isn't enough!)
THE MAXI DRESS
A Maxi dress can be worn by anyone and look gorgeous & elegant. There's so many different styles available everyone can find one to flatter them.
I instantly fell in love with this Topshop Coral Crochet Maxi. It is available in Turquoise & Coral and has beautiful crochet detail on the straps and back. This style of dress is flattering for me as it comes in at the waist and has a V-Neck. The dress will look perfect when I've got a bit more of a tan!
It's just about the right length for me - I am 5'4 so anyone who is shorter would need to wear it with wedges.
THE WHITE DRESS
A cute, comfy white dress for holiday will always get more wear than you anticipate! They're so easy to chuck on top of your bikini, perfect for walking to the beach/pool or they can be easily dressed up at night. This dress was a bargain at £5 from Primark!!! It was available in a few colours (Blue, Mint, Pink) but I opted for the white as I love it for summer... you just need to avoid dripping your chocolate ice cream on you!
THE PERFECT BIKINI
Finding the 'perfect' bikini is always a mission every year. You need good support, a flattering style and the perfect colours for your skin tone. I've bought 2 bikini tops & 3 bikini bottoms but I wanted to show you my favourite.
The bandeau top is from Victoria Secrets, the colours are so bright it's a real eye catcher. It fits perfectly and gives really good support (I got Large) it also has a halter strap which you can attach. I've purchase black & mint bikini bottoms from ASOS to match. I love the ruffled edge on the bottoms and they're super comfy!
THE BEACH COVER UP
I love this crochet style cover up from Topshop. It's really pretty and looks gorgeous on. It's always nice to have something to chuck on top of your bikini to take a stroll in, or pop to the bar - I'm not one of these Baywatch Babes that feel happy running around in my bikini!
The cover up has a slight A line fit so sits comfortably and has a deep V so shows of your bikini and looks flattering on. I can't wait to wear this with a bright bikini underneath and a messy bun on top of my head!
It's available in white & black - I opted for white as I try to steer away from black when on holiday.
It was priced at £32 which is quite a lot for something for around the pool but this can be worn time after time and I really don't think it will date.
THE STATEMENT NECKLACE
This necklace ... I cannot tell you how long I've been waiting to get my hands on this necklace! It was in Topshop last year and sold out, I was watching a few on eBay but they were going for silly money but then one sunny day I was strolling through Topshop and my boyfriend pointed out that they had it back in stock... I haven't stopped wearing it since.
I love it for summer, the white and silver look so pretty and it goes with EVERYTHING! I think this with the Topshop Cover Up will look really pretty together and basically it will go with most of my outfits.
There's 2 items I haven't yet mentioned... the DENIM JACKET and the SANDALS.
In summer I always have a Denim Jacket at hand, so perfect to chuck on top of a summer dress if it gets a bit nippy. My one is from Primark about 2 years ago. It around £16 and I've already spotted they've got them in stock again this year. Honestly this is one of the best investments I've made, I get so much wear out of it.
Lastly are the sandals - these are inspired by the Kardashians as all last year I saw them in gorgeous sandals with a metal bar down the front. I managed to get these on eBay they look really good on but I've found the metal bar digs in a bit, also if left out in the sun the metal could get a bit hot!
I hope you enjoyed the first instalment of Holiday Essentials, what do you HAVE to take away with you?