Summer is here! Time to jet off, catch some sun abroad and enjoy warm weather where there is sand and sea. It’s also the time to invest in a few new pieces to add to your holiday wardrobe to spice up your look when it’s hot.
This handy guide from Life and Style will outline the latest day-to-evening summer trends you need to try out to make sure you don’t over pack for your holiday.
Your choice of outfit in the day depends on what kind of summer holiday you are going on. If you’ll be spending a lot of time on the beach or by the pool, a flowy beach cover up or a playsuit is the perfect layering piece to wear over your swimwear. It’s easy to slip it on and off when you want to take a dip in the water and don’t worry if it gets wet, the light fabric means the sun will dry it up in no time. Beach cover ups can be worn more than once on your trip, but if you don’t want to repeat it again, take a light weight kimono to switch it up. If you’re planning on exploring your holiday destination and want to still catch the sun on your day activity, pack something that is loose and flowy like a shift dress in a patterned print. Comfortable summer sandals or white plimsolls to wear when sightseeing will give your explorer side a fashionable edge that is cute and comfy.
When the sun begins to set, the evening time calls for something fun to dress up in. If you are heading off for a meal and then some after-dinner drinks you’ll want to wear something that is dinner-to-party appropriate. Light summer dresses are a lot easier to pack and don’t take up too much room in your luggage which is always a plus. Choose a bardot styled dress as this shoulderless design will show off your neckline and your golden tan. It’s also easier to accessorise with a choker, bangles and earrings to add shine to your going out look.
A good addition to take on holiday is your favourite duster jacket. It’s light, flowy and can be worn open over a swimsuit and add fun layers to your evening outfit.
It’s always a good idea to pack a jumpsuit and a long maxi dress which will come in handy towards the end of your holiday when you’ve worn all your favourite outfits that you were dying to show off. It’s good for those unwinding days when you want to take it easy and have to mentally prepare yourself to return back home.
On any summer holiday shopping for women’s swimsuits is a must if going to the beach or lounging by the pool is on your to-do list. Finding the perfect swimwear is time consuming so don’t be surprised if you have to dedicate half the day to find the right one that you’ll feel comfortable in. You can find tummy control swimsuits at George that are flattering for all shapes and sizes. You’ll be amazed how quickly your confidence will rise when you wear a figure hugging tankini. Styled as a two piece, you can wear it as an all-in-one piece or mix and match it with skirts or shorts.
Try a ruffle swimsuit that is pretty and playful and will add fun to your poolside look. Need a cold drink after the dip in the pool? Team it with beach shorts or your go-to denim shorts for a trendy beach-to-bar look. What’s even better is a pair of wide leg culottes that you can wear over a one piece or a bikini for a look that works both on and off the beach. So don’t forget to pack them too!
Instead of finding something to hide your figure in, read up on some helpful tips for fun, flirty styles from the George swimwear solutions collection that will fit your curves lovingly.
Be mindful on the style of shoes you pack with you. Find a pair that will go with majority of your evening or day outfits. You’ll want your feet to be comfortable as you’ll be in them for most of the night so opt for blocked heels or wedges. It’s practical and easy to team with your dresses, jumpsuits or matching two piece sets and will also save a lot of space in your luggage. You can find the latest styles at George and pick and mix your favourite colour to go with your holiday clothes.
Last but not least, add some finishing touches with holiday accessories. You’ll need some cool shades to keep your eyes protected from the sun and a sun hat is also recommended to keep you well shaded so you can enjoy a quiet read on the beach. Pure bliss! Carry a tote bag for your beach towel and body essentials which can also be used as a day bag. But if you find that it’s too big then an over the shoulder side bag is the perfect size to carry your purse, water bottle and anything else you will need for your day out. Find a style that can be turned into a night time clutch bag or simply hide the chain in the zip and you’re set to go.
You can’t go wrong with a sarong or a scarf as a bathing suit cover-up so definitely pack them in as they will take very little space in your luggage and offer versatility.
Dress up in style and enjoy a beach holiday that you will never forget when you shop for your summer clothes from George.