When we go away on our summer holidays, usually to hotter and sunnier climes when sun, sea and sand are part of everyday, most of us love assembling a fantastic summer wardrobe full of pieces that are perfect for the better weather. Unless we’re lucky, there is no guarantee that we will get to wear these items at home, so it always pays to keep a sharp lookout for a bargain when we are shopping for those summer holiday wardrobe essentials. With an ensuing holiday to the Greek island of Kos, I have had a look at some of the essential items I guarantee I will be taking with me. Here’s a look at the top holiday styles of this summer.
Luckily enough for us, thanks to the high street and internet shopping it is now easier than ever to pick up gorgeous pieces that look much more expensive than they actually are, and which will look great whether you are sightseeing, lounging by the pool or taking part in some energetic water sports. One key thing to remember is to not buy too much – you don’t need endless bikinis for example! Here are some gorgeous pieces that would look great on your holidays.
We already talked here about how gingham is a key trend to keep an out for this season, and this bikini hits all the right spots of this trend. With a beautiful bright pink gingham motif, which will incidentally look fantastic with a tan, contrast saddle stitching and gorgeous ribbing in pretty contrast shades, this is a gorgeous bikini that looks much more expensive than it actually is. The classic triangle cup design with the simple contrast straps, and the bottoms which won’t leave you feeling so exposed, this bikini is certainly eye-catching for all the right reasons. Even better this is a shape that is really flattering for most figures, and since you can buy the top and bottom separately from River Island, you can get the perfect fit for you for a sexy yet classy bikini. Available in UK sizes 4-18, this is a fantastic bikini to have this summer.
Us Brits love our denim shorts and even more so when we are somewhere hot and sunny enough to actually wear them! To grab a bargain pair of denim shorts that are still good quality, you should check out the famous British jean brand Lee Cooper. The shorts in the above picture are an easy shape to wear being neither embarrassingly short (we’ve all seen them and shuddered) or with an uncomfortably high waist. The relaxed fit sits on the hips and the classic jean blue mean that these will always be in style. Add to this mix the adorable crocheted white flowers which will only enhance your tan, and these are the perfect summery denim shorts for a great price.
For a gorgeous summery sun dress that can take you from beach to bar and restaurant in one fell swoop, this beautiful black and white one from M&S is perfect. Costing less than £20 (!), it is a light and airy dress that you can easily throw on top of your bikini and won’t restrict you at all. For the price it looks amazing and is sure to turn heads on your hols!