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SUMMER HOLIDAY ESSENTIALS

Summer StyleEmma CarrComment

Despite my last blog being about Pre-Fall pieces and my sights being firmly set on Autumn/Winter style, I’ve just booked a last minute holiday to Majorca so I’ve had to get my high-summer fashion hat back on! I’m sure there are plenty of you out there still yet to go on your summer holiday, so I thought I’d share some of my holiday style essentials. 

Kaftan: No summer holiday would be complete without a Kaftan. They are the perfect cover up and will take you effortlessly from beach to bar. I always think black looks great with a tan and just that little bit more expensive.

Espadrille sandal: For those of us that aren't blessed with long limbs, the small wedge heel on these espadrille sandals is perfect for giving that extra bit of height and elongating those legs. Tan leather is timeless too and pretty much goes with everything you can think of.

Accessories: I still like to accessorise during the day on holiday and usually go for some fine necklaces which I can layer. You don’t want to wear anything that will get ruined at the beach, so these H&M one’s are perfect. I also love a headscarf, which is a great alternative to a hat and always looks chic. 

Jumpsuit: With baggage allowances so strict these days we’ve all got to pack a bit smarter, so I always try to look for pieces that can be worn for night and then demoted to day wear. This Mango jumpsuit is prefect for that and will look great in the evening worn with a heeled sandal  and then for the beach with flats during the day. 

Shirt dress: I’m more of a separates girl, but my summer holiday is the one time I wear dresses. I have this Mango emerald green one and it looks great belted with a statement necklace and heeled sandals for evening or worn loose with espadrilles during the day.

Bikini: I very rarely wear a matching bikini and like to buy separates I can mix and match. Again this means you can take less with you, but you can still create lots of different looks.  

Sunglasses: No holiday outfit is complete without a great pair of sunglasses and I’m pleased to say these Gucci one’s are already in my suitcase.....

Images from left to right: Topshop scallop trim kaftan / Office Hattie espadrille sandal / H&M necklaces with pendant / Mango soft fabric jumpsuit / John Lewis Collection Weekend straw shopper / Accessorize Geo Animal silk scarf / Mango pocket shirt dress / Steve Madden Rosana sandals / French Connection Miley swim bandeau bikini top / Topshop black high-waisted bikini bottoms / Gucci tortoise shell sunglasses