The sun has been showing its face from time to time in the UK and it has got me daydreaming of faraway shores. My annual holiday is a couple of months away but it’s never too early to give some though to your holiday style.
I want add a few pieces that will update my summer wardrobe. It’s important to move quickly to ensure it’s not all out of stock by the time I get round to hitting the shops. I have tried to shop for swimwear in July in the past and it’s hopeless. Stores are usually welcoming new season drops by mid summer and trying to get anything suitable for summer is a bit of a mission.
I spend about three weeks in Menorca every summer with my parents. I travel with hand luggage only which has allowed me to develop a holiday capsule wardrobe. It consists of a few classic pieces that are stylish, easy to wear, can be worn day or night and will pretty much cover all your holiday needs. I like to be practical and travel light these days, you won’t find any bodycon dresses or high heels in my suitcase!
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, I like Zara and & Other Stories.
In addition I throw in a decent pair of shorts, denim does the job splendidly 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 flash 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) and a Panama hat and I’m good to go!