Summer is officially here. The longest day of the year, otherwise known as summer solstice, fell on the 21st of June, marking the start of summer, and those days of glorious sunshine we’ve been enjoying are certain to have turned our minds to getting away from it all somewhere hot for a week or two. Once you’ve decided on where you’re going, it’s time to get shopping for that all important holiday wardrobe. But what should you pack and what is guaranteed to keep you cool yet stylish on the beach this year? Take a look:
Whether you’re a swimsuit, tankini or bikini kind of girl, you’ll find a great choice available this summer. With bold prints, pretty florals, tassels and different shapes and styles designed to suit every body, you’ll easily find something to suit you. Tankinis in particular are great if you don’t want the restriction of a swimming costume, yet might not be confident enough to brave a bikini – and you can easily wear them as a top too, taking you straight from beach to bar. Take a look at the George tankini range for some gorgeous tankinis, perfect for doing just that.
Guaranteed to weigh the most in your case and take up the most room is footwear. Do you really need to take a different pair of shoes to match every outfit away with you? Try to coordinate your choice of shoes with each outfit you wear. Perhaps a pair of strappy sandals or heels to wear on nights out, flip flops for the beach or around the pool and a pair of trainers or comfortable shoes for exploring. Remember blisters, poorly fitting shoes and the heat don’t mix, so make sure you break in any new shoes before your holiday.
Always popular on the beach and around the pool, a cover up is a must have on holiday this summer. Choose kaftans that double as tops to wear over your bikini with a pair of shorts or linen trousers, for a relaxed look that will keep you cool – perfect for exploring. Or pick up sarongs to wrap around your waist or turn into a cute halter neck dress. There’s also the ever-popular kimono, great for covering your shoulders on the beach or throwing over a vest top by night.
This year there are numerous trends to rock whilst you’re away. There’s the popular monochrome tones, statement prints – think bold florals, tropical and animal print – tassels and lace. You won’t go wrong with patterned trousers, tropical print dresses, tasselled vests and lace tops, not to mention a few great pairs of denim shorts, a kimono, a pair of gorgeous shades, a wide rimmed hat and an oversized bag to carry everything you need down to the beach. Add a few key pieces of jewellery and you’re ready to see out the summer in style.
So what are you waiting for? Hit the shops and bag yourself a gorgeous new summer wardrobe today!
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