Finally we are having some lovely warm, sunny weather in the UK, and with June getting underway I can't help but start thinking about summer holidays. I don't currently have one planned, sadly, but that doesn't mean I can't dream about golden beaches, warm, cocktail fuelled evenings and my perfect holiday wardrobe, now does it?!
There's something about a beach holiday that makes me gravitate towards interesting prints and anything floaty, girly and fun/ As always, the shops have plenty of droolworthy offerings in stock, so I thought I would share a few things I'd love to pack in my suitcase... if I needed to pack one, that is! (Sob).
Just to let you into a little secret, I've already bought this! The picture really doesn't do it justice. It's so feminine and pretty, and the perfect peachy pink colour that looks so good with a tan. I've been obsessed with all the off the shoulder styles I've seen around lately, so this has gone some way to satisfying my cravings. I wore it out to dinner at the weekend with jeans and wedge heels and felt great in it, though I'm sure it would also look gorgeous with skirts.
I noticed last year that River Island was producing some really beautiful beach cover ups, and here they go again! I absolutely love the full length of this one, not to mention how stunning it looks with a white bikini underneath. So chic! I also think it would work really well with the black swimsuit I have my eye on (see number 6!)
The perfect finishing touch to the outfit in number 2, I've been coveting some shades like this for a while now. Quay Australia is all over social media right now, and their striking, fashion-forward styles totally belie the reasonable price tags. Mirrored lenses, cat eye shape, marble frames AND affordable? Gimme!
This dress is perfect. The delicate print, the baby pink base, the effortless shape. I'd wear this for roaming around the town, sightseeing or just chilling at a cafe by the beach, watching the world go by.
I love a classic tan leather tote on holiday. Not the most obvious choice of beach bag, perhaps, but it will serve that purpose as well as looking a bit smarter while you're out and about. Nice and roomy, and easy to sling over your shoulder, tote bags also make great carry-on luggage on the plane, plus tan goes with everything!
Seafolly is one of my favourite swimwear brands. They're a little pricey, but their pieces are great quality and beautifully designed. I nearly always go for bikinis, but there's something really sophisticated and subtly sexy about this low cut black swimsuit.
I've had to link to a different print of this dress as the one in the photo seems to have disappeared from Topshop's website before I could even finish the post! Both are lovely, however, and by far my favourite feature is the dreamy ruffled shoulder detail. The perfect dress for strolling along the beach.
I'm pretty sure this isn't the first time I've put these sandals in a wishlist post, which is probably a sign that I need to buy them, right?! Such a classic style, and they're rose gold. Enough said!
This is such a pretty blouse. I'm completely in love with the bow, and as I mentioned before, anything off the shoulder is a winner with me at the moment. I love the idea of this with white jeans and heels for a summer evening. Ideal for showing off tanned shoulders!
Speaking of Shein, they're having a pretty hefty sale at the moment. Considering their huge range of stylish stock and already low prices, it's definitely worth having a look. I've had a couple of pieces from them in the past and been impressed, so if you fancy nabbing a bargain then check them out here. You'll want to be quick though as the sale ends on Monday 13th June.
Are you going on holiday this summer? And what summer fashions are you currently coveting?
PR collaboration with Shein. All opinions, as always, are my own.