Location: Puerto Banús, Marbella
Summer is a time for holidays. Even without wanting to, you automatically get sucked into the easy, relaxed way of life from June through August. The multiple out of offices bounce backs, the easing up of deadlines and leaving the office on time for once makes it the perfect time to get away. Whether it’s two weeks to a far flung destination or a quick weekend city break, it’s time to head out to buy a few new pieces to make up your summer holiday style. Items that you can take with you to comfortably walk around new towns, lightweight to wear and versatile enough to be multi-purpose – so that you can wear them differently for different parts of the trip. I’ve listed my five favourite pieces that are coming away with me in my suitcase for my summer trips this summer.
While most cut their hair shorter in summer to deal with the heat, I actually went the opposite way and got hair extensions. Whilst I love them, they can get in the way and with the heat of Spain, I took the plunge and bought a headband. I found this one in Furla, but I’ve been seeing them all over since late last year, and when they made a comeback in autumn/winter 2017 runways. Apart from being really useful during warm weather, there are two reasons that the headband is great for holidays. First off, your two day old hair will thank you. The headband is large enough to open up a little and cover your roots for the day. Secondly, they can be worn in so many ways. Over the head and beneath the hairline is what I went for here, but you can also wear them over the head and hair, settling on the forehead. You can even use these to jazz up your ponytail. Either way, they are really versatile and make a great addition to your summer holiday style. You can find my Furla headband by clicking here, but below are some others that I really liked.
This is a really easy holiday piece to wear as it goes with everything. You can pair it with a skirt, trousers,shorts or under suits and they’re just nice and airy to wear whilst walking around in the sun. My cami is from Lipsy and bought on Asos. It cost £15 and I will definitely be getting my money’s worth given the amount of times I’ve worn it. Add it to your summer holiday style lookbook for so many easy outfits. I’ve linked a few others below.
Wolford Fatal Dress
This is possibly one of the best things I have in my wardrobe. The Wolford Fatal Dress. I think I bought my first black one in 2015, and since then, I’ve bought new colours each year. They can be worn in so many different ways and I think that I might even write a blog post on all the different ways you can wear this. It can be a top, a mini, a midi or a maxi skirt, as well as a mini, midi or maxi dress. I bought one last year in this bright orange shade, and doubled it up to create a bodycon skirt. The only downside is that the lighter colours can be a little see-through, however I wear the white fatal dress underneath. Made mostly of nylon, the fatal dress is super space saving, very stretchy, does not crease and is entirely seamless.
Classic Cross-body Bag
A comfortable cross-body bag is a must for your summer holiday style lookbook. Like the Wolford skirt which I bought a year ago, I’m also wearing a cross-body bag that I bought probably about eight years ago. If you buy a classic piece, you can wear it over and over and it never goes out of style. It’s easy to walk around with, can hold all of your travel necessities and yet is small and comfortable. Here are more of my favourites.
Lastly, and very importantly, you’re going to want to find a really pretty comfortable pair of flats that you can walk around in without getting blistered or tired. These embellished flats are great because you can wear them with pretty much anything. I found these beautiful cobalt blue slingback flats with large embellishments on the front and they’re so comfortable! The fact that they are slingbacks means you can adjust the part around the ankle and therefore it becomes harder for you to get blistered if walking in them for a while. These are from Zara, but I believe they are sold out now – which is such a shame! If I can find any others I would buy them in more colours as they are super comfortable and very reasonably priced. Since they’re sold out, below are some more of my favourites.
I hope the above has given you some inspiration on what to add to your wardrobe for your summer holiday style. I wanted to pick items which were bright and colourful, yet were comfortable and versatile. This versatility is so useful for putting together different looks whilst saving on packing space. What do you take with you for your summer holidays? Link me with your favourite summer holiday style pieces in the comments section below!