Hello my loves, so this is my first post here at Simply Be and I’ve got the fantastic task of talking to you about the holiday season. It seems a little alien to me because I haven’t been on holiday since 2009! Yep, I’m not even joking it’s been that long. However I do have a holiday booked for September and I’m so excited I’ve already started planning what I want to take with me and I’m constantly thinking about the outfits I want to wear. I will be spending my 30th birthday out in Turkey with three friends so there’s going to be lots of lounging by the poolside, day trips discovering new places and tropical evenings spent sipping a cocktail or 5. My suitcase essentials, therefore have to cover relaxed, comfortable and glam. I wholeheartedly believe that getting the staples right is key and then you can fill in the gaps later. So here are my top suitcase picks…
First up my holy grail of any holiday suitcase is a maxi dress. I personally swear by a plain black maxi; whether you’re dressing it down for daytime or glamming it up for the evening, this is an item every girl’s holiday luggage needs. Not only is it perfect holiday attire but when you’re back home you can still get plenty of wear out of it by layering it up for colder English climates.
Don’t forget your swimwear! I’m all about a nicely cut swimsuit or swim dress and this Magisculpt Convertible Swim dress ticks both boxes for me. Not only is this amazing, violet bright pop of colour going to make you stand out like a million dollars it can be worn in different ways to suit however you’re most comfortable. It’s a swimsuit, swim dress and sarong all in one – me likey!
White Kaftan £24
Not only is this fabulous for covering up on those cool summer evenings, but I’d definitely be dressing this up for evenings with loads of statement jewellery and maybe a little metallic skinny belt around the middle. And at £24? Bargain!
High Waist Button Up Short £25
Who wears short shorts? Or slightly longer shorts? Well whichever you fancy, I love these denim beauties; the length means you can choose to wear them a little longer or roll them up a bit if you want to show off a bit more of your new tan. Wear them with your kaftan around the pool or team them up for daytime wandering with a gorgeous graphic or printed tee like the Aztec one below.
Aztec Print Short Sleeve Blouse £20
Straw Hat £20 & French Connection Cateye Sunglasses £39
Last but not least, top your look off with a fabulous statement hat and a chic pair of sunnies.
The best thing with all of these items is that they’re all pretty much interchangeable. The kaftan with the shorts, the tee over the maxi and the swimsuit underneath the maxi – it all works!
Oh and don’t forget your suncream!