A couple of weeks ago I talked on these pages about my holiday wardrobe woes. My favourite Zara and Monsoon playsuits have been worn to death, my beach bag has seen better days, and my metallic sliders have long lost their sparkle.
So I’ve spent some time doing what I do best. ONLINE SHOPPING.
The Denim Shorts
Top of my holiday wishlist is a pair of denim shorts. My tried-and-tested shape and style is a relaxed fit with a turned up hem: I find that these are the most flattering on my pins. And importantly the most comfortable. I would usually choose a go-with-everything mid blue shade but the pinks, whites and blacks are also catching my eye.
The Floaty Dress
Let’s talk mini, midi and maxi. This shirred strappy midi dress is super flattering on a post-baby tummy and made of a lovely light material, so it’s perfect for balmy summer days. If you’re not brave enough to wear white then Next have a near-identical black version. I’m eagerly awaiting the arrival of this black maxi after I ordered it the other day, and I reckon the white mini below would make for an ideal beach cover-up.
The Woven Bag
The high street is AWASH with gorgeous woven bags but I know they’re also an instafave so if you know of any small businesses that we need to know about please pop them in the comments box below. I’m particularly taken by edit58’s personalised market bags, (also check out their Lego baskets … oh so cute), this sparkly River Island one is fun but practical, and the simplicity of this Zara number makes my minimalist heart sing.
This is the one item that I have already got and am happy with. It’s the Delphine skirted one piece from Joules. It has clever ruching (again, comfy yet flattering) and on-trend polka dots, and I can see myself wearing it summer after summer. (The quality is excellent). And whilst we’re talking polka dots, how gorgeous is the polka print on the & Other Stories bikini in the header? It seems to have sold out online, but the onepiece is equally as covetable.
And what to wear on your feet? Why, a pair of the sliders that Becky raved about on Wednesday.
Have you been doing any holiday shopping recently? If you have any recommendations I’m all ears.