There’s nothing quite like the unpredictable and frankly miserable British weather to put me in the mood for my annual summer holiday to Menorca. It’s still a way off for us but it’s never too early to give some though to your holiday style and indulge in a spot of shopping, is it?
I like to add a few pieces to my holiday wardrobe every year and it’s important to plan ahead, as early as spring if you can. I know it sounds premature but I’ve been caught out before, shopping for swimwear in July is practically impossible as autumn clothing begins to appear by mid July/ end of August.
I spend about three weeks in Menorca every summer with my parents. I travel with hand luggage only, yes really, so I am a bit of a holiday capsule wardrobe Ninja! My holiday wardrobe consists of a few classic pieces that are stylish and easy to wear and can be worn day or night with a quick change of accessories. I like to be practical and travel light so you won’t find any bodycon dresses or high heels in my suitcase!
Simple and co-ordinated
Simple dresses and tunics in co-ordinating colours and styles form the basis of my holiday wardrobe. They tend to be loose-fitting to keep me cool, they are easy to wear to the beach and decent enough for the evening. The are plenty of options on the high street, Zara and & Other Stories always have a good selection. In addition I throw in a decent pair of shorts, denim or khaki and some good fitting t-shirts. I’ve just treated myself to some lovely ones from Hush and GAP is still a good place to go for quality tees.
My footwear options include a tan pair of leather sandals for daytime trips and evenings out and a pair of flip-flops for the beach. No high heels in my suitcase ladies unless it’s got a wedge heel and is super comfortable. I find that high heels on holiday look a bit try hard and can be really uncomfortable if your feet swell in the heat.
In terms of accessories, a straw basket is a must because they are just so darn practical and cheap as chips if you shop around for one. I also pack a clutch bag for the evening – this is where I might have a bit of fun and add a bit of colour. Finally, I do love a bangle so I pack a stack that I have had for years – a flash of coral nail polish (my favourite for summer), a Panama hat and I’m good to go!