Planning A Summer Holiday Wardrobe

If I could describe my personal style, it would definitely be that I often favour the colder A/W months. I’m all about those coats, jumpers and boots – so summer time dressing I can often find quite tricky. And if you follow me on social media, you’ll know that me and my family have just booked a week’s holiday in mainland Spain at the end of this month. And of course, as someone who likes to plan out everything – I’ve been in full-on get a summer holiday wardrobe sorted out mode. I’m having to really start from scratch as I currently own about two pieces of clothing suitable for the holiday, but I like a challenge. So as much to help myself as to help you, I thought I’d pull together a blog post on what I’m thinking of buying to put together my capsule holiday wardrobe!
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Shorts

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Me and shorts, we don’t typically get along. If there’s one area of my body I like to conceal through my choice of clothing, it’s my stomach/hips/tops of legs area so shorts aren’t usually my first choice. Last year I really struggled to find my perfect pair (namely because 99% of those in the high street didn’t cover anything) but I’ve definitely noticed them a little longer this year around – thankfully! I actually picked up a pair in my local TK Maxx store the other day, but with my short fears quickly diminishing I’m on the search for a few other pairs that cut off at a part of my leg that’s much more flattering. From raw hems to high-waisted fits, it’s the season of the shorts and I couldn’t be happier about it. I love how they easily dress down any item – they’re a sure summer wardrobe staple.



Off-The-Shoulder Blouses

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When it comes to summer clothing, I’m always looking for tops that aren’t cropped nor sleeveless, so off-the-shoulder blouses are absolute ideal for me. I love how easily these can be paired with anything, from a prim and proper printed skirt to rough and ragged ripped jeans, they are the perfect must-have for the warmer months. This summer many of my high-street favourites are filled with different options in a variety of colour ways, patterns and styles.



Sunglasses

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I’ll put my hands up and admit it, I’m a bit of a sunglasses addict. As someone with a full drawer dedicated to just sunglasses, then it’s safe to say I have a rather large collection. I love to experiment with different shapes to see which suit my face the best so I tend to pick up many of mine over on eBay for £1/2 but this year I’d really love to invest in a higher-end pair. I’m a huge fan of the preppy oversized styles in particular (you totally wouldn’t have guessed with my above choices…)!


Espadrilles

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If there’s one style of shoe that screams out summer to me, it’s definitely the espadrille. I’ve never really bought into them before, however after spotting these from Daniel Footwear, I now sort of need a pair in my life. They’re super comfy for summer days out and pair wonderfully with denim. There’s a total abundance of styles available, from different prints, to pointed shoes and ankle straps so depending on your usual go-to shoe I’m sure there’s one for everyone. I’m loving the classic monochrome ones, as well as though with leopard print (obv) and metallic accents.
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What are your summer holiday essentials? Anything you think I’m missing?

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