Now that the summer is coming to an end and the autumn is starting to settle in, I really wanted to share with you some of my summer holiday style essentials; the types of items that I cannot go away without. If you're off for a bit of winter sunshine or in case we have an Indian summer, these are my recommendations for essential holiday style items.
First up is a summer staple that can transform any outfit- a stylish hat. Whether you’re a fan of something sweet and girlie like the Dickins & Jones Summer Cloche Hat with Spot Ribbon from House of Fraser (#1), something a little more festival chic like the Westival Vibes Straw Bowler Hat from Topshop (#2) or something that would add a little poolside glam like the Demotta Straw Hat from Aldo (#3), a hat is a key accessory to tie together your summer outfit and keep the sun off your face. This year I’ve opted for a Dickins & Jones fedora that I got in the sale for £9. This time of year is definitely good for picking up those last minute holiday bargains if, like me, you go on holiday during the winter time.
My second summer holiday style essential is a gorgeous pair of sunglasses. I look for a sturdy, glamorous pair that I can wear all year round whether I’m off for some winter sun or driving, to keep to low lying glare from the sun’s rays out of my eyes. I like to keep things pretty neutral with brown lenses as I find that they tend to go with everything and really look good with my blonde hair and I prefer brown, white or colourful frames for the same reason. My absolute favourites this summer have been the Tortoiseshell Square Frame Sunglasses by Prada from Selfridges (#4) as when you look at them from the front they look like a regular, wide frame pair of sunglasses but when you turn your head, BAM they hit you with their statement arms. I’m also a fan of the Miu Miu Oversized Glitter Acetate Sunglasses from Harvey Nichols (#5) and the Tom Ford Eyewear Whitney Acetate Sunglasses also from Harvey Nics (#6).
My final summer holiday style essential is a maxi dress as they’re so easy to just pop on to create a look that is ready for the beach or the poolside in an instant. New Look have been flying the maxi dress flag for me this summer as all of my favourites are found on their hangers. They have so many gorgeous maxi dresses in this year, I particularly like the Madam Rage Orange Feather Print Strappy Maxi (#7) because the print is so bold that you wouldn’t need to accessorise it very much at all, the Monochrome Bandeau Floral Print Maxi Dress (#8) as it gives you the option of wearing a floral print without dabbling in colour and finally the Blue Bandeau Floral Print Maxi Dress (#9) which is a little ditsy, girlie offering, pulled together in the middle with a staple tan belt, I love it!
So that’s it for my summer holiday style essentials, do let me know what your summer holiday style essentials are.
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