With one bank holiday just ending and one coming up soon I feel like everyone has summer on their mind. Having just come back from Bali, where I got some much-needed sun and a beautiful tan (which I’m hiding under layers of clothes by the way – thanks London), I thought I’d share with you my top five beach holiday essentials. In case you’re planning to escape to sunnier climates this summer, here a few holiday pieces which should not miss from your luggage.
Chic, easy to wear and relaxed, espadrilles are ‘the shoes’ to put in your luggage when it comes to breezy holidays. They are so gorgeously versatile and can go perfectly with anything from floral summer dresses to wide leg trousers and swimsuits. I have to say that I have been in a love/hate relationship with espadrilles at some point. It’s one of those trends which I either loved and worn or repeat at some point or didn’t want to even lay my eyes on. At the moment it’s the first and I am absolutely loving everything minute of it. Light, nude colours work perfectly for a beach holiday and if they have any summer prints or cute holiday messaging then I’m absolutely hooked. The ones I’m absolutely loving at the moment are these cute ‘out of office’ espadrilles from Kurt Geiger. The nude colour is so easy to wear with anything and the cute messaging makes them a great choice for holidays.
Nothing says summer and holiday more than a straw bag. From carrying your beach essentials to giving you that laid-back holiday vibe on an evening out for cocktails, straw bags are my go-to when it comes to summer holidays. The natural fabrics, neutral colours and stunning textures make for such a gorgeous accessory to have in your wardrobe this summers. One of the greatest things about straw bags is that you can get really creative with your accessories. Scarves, pom-poms and tassels are such cute little details on a straw bag and can complement the rest of your outfit beautifully.
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Scarves are a must-have piece to pack on a beach holiday for at least three reasons. Personally, I’ve always made a habit of bringing a one or two scarves on holidays, for day and evening outfits. The first one is that you can use them as part of your outfit as a shawl during evening walks or tie them into a caftan on the beach. Small scarves can be gorgeous hair accessories, around messy buns or tied on straw bags. They can also make chic accessories for your swimwear. I have an upcoming article on this soon, so stay tuned.
Holidays are a time to chill, relax and take a break from boring office clothes, right? Shirts might be in that category but only if you want them to be. For me, shirts are just one of those pieces you can wear from morning to night, from office to the beach with the right attitude. Think a casual, laid-back, maybe oversized shirt, with a nice holiday/summer message or a floral overlay. I am a big fan of caftans and dresses during holidays but sometimes I do like to mix it up and just throw a casual shirt on to feel extra comfy. Shirts are really great pieces to wear on top of swimwear or with shorts.
I am not really a crop top kind of gal. If I would have to choose that and an oversized top I would choose the latter without any doubt. Holidays are probably the only time I kind of let go and break the patterns when it comes to what I would normally wear. Crochet tops have been my guilty pleasure this holiday and I have come to love them so much to be honest. They are such a relaxed, boho-chic piece to carry on holiday and they pair really well with a maxi dress or shorts. If you are anything like me and you are not really comfortable with crop tops, you can always overlay it with a shirt.
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