Summer 2013: Holiday Style

Now summer is reaching an end, I thought I’d look back at some of my favourite holiday outfits. I love summer and as soon as it ends, I’m already thinking about the next. It’s time to say goodbye to some of my fave items and gorgeous summer colours for another year; next stop: winter blues.
Hat – Forever21 *** Sunglasses – Jimmy Choo ***
Maxi dress – Boohoo *** Bag – ClaireaBella *** Sandals – Linzi
Beach chic
I bought the hat and dress earlier in the season when I was heading to Madrid. Both were perfect for that everyday city style I was hoping to reproduce. The maxi isn’t heavy at all and despite being black, didn’t really absorb the heat of the sun either. When I’m heading to the beach, I always tend to go for maxis or kaftans as they’re easiest to remove – there’s nothing worse than having to mess around with loads of clothes and getting sand everywhere! As you can tell from my photos, blog posts and tweets, I absolutely love my ClaireaBella bag!
Blouse – Rare *** Shorts – H&M ***
Wedges – Matalan *** Bangles – Boohoo
Summer nights
This rust chiffon blouse was an absolute steal in the Rare sale – reduced from £35 to a fiver! As soon as I saw it (and the price, of course), I knew I had to have it – it’s beautiful! I particularly like the lace detailing on the collar and the asymmetric length which is different. Because of the sheer material, I have to wear a top underneath but at the same time, it’s a good colour for the autumnal months too. I’m already considering teaming it with a skirt and wearing it to work.
Vest top – Primark *** Skirt – Forever21 ***
Necklace & bangle – Asos *** Sandals – Barratts
Hitting Playa del Albir
I’m really into contrasting colours and so many of my dresses have bright coloured bodies combined with black skirts. To fit in with summer colours, I decided to reverse this and team my aqua/mint high-waisted skirt with a plain white vest top. Those glad-sads have served me well – I’ve had them since Sixth Form, so at least six years! A simple outfit for a lovely night beachside with a jug or two of sangria.
Dress – Missguided *** Bangles – Lipsy
The last supper
Another dress I’ve had for years but barely worn, this number was from Missguided before it became so popular! The last time I wore it was back at uni so it’s been a good few years. Because of the print (which I think is gorge), it doesn’t need jazzing up too much, so I put a couple of bangles on. This set from Lipsy go well with the colours in the dress and the cream one also has a rose print embossed. I also love the shoulder pad/detail which turns it from being a plain jersey dress into being something a bit special. The bodycon style unfortunately means it doesn’t look good with a food baby – and I had plenty of those in Spain!
What are you going to miss most from summer?


  1. You always look so well put together. I really like the white vest with the aqua skirt.

    I'm definitely going to miss the brighter colours and bare legs of summer, my summer wardrobe is normally just my winter wardrobe minus tights but I've really got into my colours this summer and I'll miss them xx

  2. Awh thank you hun :) I always try and plan what I'm going to wear, so it never takes more than 10 minutes to put it all together!

    That's another thing I hate about winter, it's always so much black or other dark, depressing colours! xx


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