Monday, 27 April 2015

5 Things No Summer Holiday Would Be Complete Without

This is a guest post by the lovely Samantha from http://cocobutterblog.co.uk/

5 Things No Summer Holiday Would Be Complete Without

Bikini

Obviously this pretty much goes without saying but if you’re going on a beach holiday then you definitely need a bikini (or seven) for sunbathing and chilling round the pool/on the beach. My favourite style is the bandeau as it means no tan lines on your shoulders. I tend to pick up a few different styles from Primark before my holiday as they’re cheap which means you can afford one for every day.

Flip Flops


For slipping on round the pool and sloping walks into town, you need a pair of comfortable, casual flip flops. My favourite brand is Havaianas and I get a new pair every time we go away. They do really cute patterned ones and I love the ones with gold straps as they really pop once you get a tan. I got these ones for my honeymoon last year.

Beach Bag

For your book, iPod, suncream and beach towel, you need a practical yet super-stylish bag so you can toss everything in and set off for the beach. I love this one from Ted Baker as it is just the right size for all your sunbathing-essentials and comes with matching flip flops. You’ll be the matchy-matchy envy of the rest of the sun worshippers with this beauty.

A Long Dress

In the past, a maxi dress would be your go to for holiday cocktails and dinners but this season there’s a new shape in town. The A-line midi comes to just above your ankle and, as the name suggests, flicks out towards the bottom. Go for pastel shades of blue or pink (they look great with a tan!) and wear with a low block heel for super-stylish holiday evening wear.

Denim Shorts

The easiest holiday garment to wear for sightseeing and day time exploring, you can now get denim shorts in a variety of colours and styles. My absolute favourites are faded denim high-waisted hot pants but I’ve also just bought these dark coral cuties from Primark, where they have a pair in every colour imaginable. Denim shorts are also great for taking you from day to night as you can dress them up with heels and a kimono for evening cool.
What are your holiday fashion essentials?
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16 comments

  1. I always pack a beautiful scarf for keeping warm (or cool in the direct sun) and comfortable shoes. There's nothing worse than being halfway through a day trip and having a blister!

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    1. Comfortable shoes are definitely one of my essentials too.

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  2. These are essential and very handy, apart from bikinis I pack all of these for my summer weekend getaways and summer holidays.

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    1. I have to admit, I'm a swimsuit girl, only because I wish I had a smaller tummy :)

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  3. My holiday essentials are a pair of cat eye sunglasses and a 50's style wide brimmed floppy sun hat :P effortless glamour!

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  4. Oh I totally agree no summer would be complete for me without shorts, a nice nautical beach bag and flip flops. I literally cannot wait for this summer

    Laura x

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  5. Thanks so much for sharing these top tips. I'm off to St Lucia soon and will definitely be following some of this advice. Since having a baby, I love a good kaftan on the beach (particularly if I can get my girls in matching ones)

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    1. Kaftan's are great for covering up. I have a lovely black one I wear.

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  6. FliP flops, sunglasses and my big floppy beach hat I bought in Miami! Can't be in the sun without any of those!

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  7. Always take a long dress and Crocs heels when I go away. Shorts? With these legs? Lol

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    1. I'm not a big fan of shorts myself but love sun dresses.

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  8. I love this - I am awful at packing so I will have to keep this close at hand to try and remember these essentials.x

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    1. I'm going to be posting a packing guide soon on my blog.

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