what i’m wearing: flamingo print blouse, lace hem silk shorts, turquoise bikini top, mini yellow crossbody, cat eye sunglasses

When you come across such a beautiful, colourful wall, it would be a shame to not stop and take some outfit shots! Tulum Centre is full of these bright, playful walls for that perfect Instagram opportunity, so you are bound to find one to match your outfit. This one was tucked around the corner of a back street, just off the main busy road, and fits with my tropical outfit somewhat oddly but perfectly.

You might recognise this flamingo print blouse from my beachside look, and since it is a new piece in my wardrobe, I was excited to wear it again and style it in a different way. I usually never wear this much colour but, for some reason, the sun and the bright colours of Mexico inspired me to experiment a little more. Or maybe it all started with the yellow bag… 😉

What do you think of this outfit? Do you wear a lot of colour or are you more into neutral shades?

M x

what i’m wearing: pink round mirror sunglasses, multicoloured bikini top

Piña Colada in hand, a copy of Glamour to flick through, and the coolest sunglasses to shield eyes from the fiery sun. Is there a better beach set up? I think not. For me, the first day of a holiday is all about relaxing and working on that sun-kissed glow. Exploring and adventures can wait for the following day; it’s all about the beach and those first tranquil moments, when all you can hear are the sounds of lapping waves and maybe the ice in a cocktail shaker…

Of course, a full day at the beach calls for a pair of sunglasses and I found my perfect pair at Zara. Glittery frame, pink mirror lenses and a retro round shape, it’s an easy way to add a playful element to your beach look. Although my ones are sold out already, there are other similar options in Zara, some of which were close runners up! Or, you could have a look at the pink mirror range (including rose gold – swoon 😍) at Coconut Lane, where you can use my discount code millieonhearts20 for 20% off across the site.

Have you found the perfect pair of sunnies yet? What’s your ideal way of spending the first day on holiday?

M x

what i’m wearing: multicoloured bikini top, matching bikini bottoms, beach scarf, ombre sunnies

On our second day, after a wander around Tulum Ruins – which are definitely worth a visit, by the way – we stumbled across a local beach known as Playa Santa Fe. We had actually been on the lookout for Playa Paraiso, the famous beach in Tulum, but this ended up being a lovely surprise. Here, the beach was deserted – aside from a few touts selling boat tours, a beach cafe with sunloungers (would not recommend), and a few lone palm trees providing the perfect (free!) shade to escape from the midday sun. I had been longing for a beach with pure white sand, warm turquoise waters and a wooden boat perched on the edge for that perfect tranquil view; everything that I had been looking for I found here at Santa Fe.

Of course, no visit to a tropical beach would be complete without a cute bikini, and this one is possibly the most beautiful, colourful one I have owned. Cut in a bardot style, it’s very on-trend and can also pass as a cute top. The multicoloured wavy stripes add a fun, playful edge and look so fresh against sun-kissed skin. The only coverup you need is a neutral beach scarf and a pair of round sunglasses to finish off a slightly retro tropical look.

What do you think of this beach look? Have you found your dream bikini for this summer yet?

M x