With Mexico less than a month away now, I’ve been slowly picking up holiday pieces to fill my suitcase. When I’m abroad, I like my holiday wardrobe to not be too different from what I would usually wear in the UK, as I like versatile pieces with maximum wear-factor. However, with such drastic temperature differences, it can sometimes be tricky to pick out clothes that will work both at home and in a hot country. That’s why I was so happy when I found this cute ruched bandeau top online from Urban Outfitters – on holiday, it can be worn on its own with a pair of denim shorts or culottes, and in the British weather, I can layer it over something a little warmer. What instantly drew me to this was the zigzag stitching; it looks really fresh against white and kind of reminds me of Tulum – from what I’ve seen on Pinterest and Instagram! I can’t wait to style it soon to show you how I’ll be wearing it pre-holiday. It’s the perfect versatile piece to add a splash of spring/summer that my wardrobe has been calling out for!
How are you incorporating summery pieces into your wardrobe?
from left to right: Budva marina, Port de Pollença, Budva old town, Kraków, hometown in Poland, Palma
As soon as the sun comes out, I start daydreaming about summer style and the prospect of showing a little more skin. In winter, 98% of the time I am covered from neck to toe in fabric so the thought of no-tights weather coming up feels incredibly refreshing. On the subject of summer dressing, I thought it would be nice to look back at some of my favourite travel style moments from the past two years and share them with you. When I’m on holiday, I like to wear light and breezy items, and I generally steer towards two-piece outfits, with the exception of my beloved kaftan that I found in a little beach-side boutique in Budva. Sunglasses are, of course, a must when abroad, and instantly add a whole new level of chic. My favourites are round and cat-eye for that slightly retro vibe.
What are some of your favourite holiday outfits?
A mix of old and new, this outfit features a little throwback to a couple of summers ago in the form of this khaki overshirt from Zara. It’s light and versatile, and I love just being able to throw it over an outfit for that relaxed, just-left-the-house-in-a-hurry vibe. Tying in with the pastel tones on the a-line skirt, my seashell-pink Rebecca Minkoff crossbody adds a feminine twist and its light-gold hardware adds a hint of gold, along with my most-worn boots and cat-eye sunglasses. Despite being a slightly eclectic mix of pieces, I’ve tried to bring this outfit together by sticking to a similar colour palette and breaking it up with a pair of black tights, much needed for British spring time! Although, today was uncharacteristically warm and so I was able to spend the day by the beach with some sushi and lovely company. With palm trees swaying gently in the breeze and tourists swirling around the promenade, the prospect of more beachy days like this is making me excited for summer!
What’s your go-to piece this spring?