9 MUST-HAVE SUMMER WARDROBE ESSENTIALS.

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I'm feeling really inspired about holiday clothing at the moment. And I've found that, whilst mentally packing, I very easily gravitate towards certain styles and colours, or items that I consider my must-have, travel essentials, so I thought I'd share them with you today, hope you enjoy!




01.  T H E   L I N E N   D R E S S



Whilst it creases like lord knows, there's nothing like linen in the summer to keep you cool. I must say I love the shift-shape, throw on kind that take no effort at all, but a more structured, A-line number is equally up my street - Monsoon even have a lovely, striped cropped jumpsuit that's really reasonably priced and looked so fab on the lady wearing it in store.



02.  T H E   S T R A W   B A G



I feel like straw bags are a lot easier for travel. I'm not worried about setting it down on the beach, or gleefully swinging it around. It's light and practical and definitely exudes a certain harbour-side-chic. Go for pom poms if you're feeling fruity, a white or coffee brown with leather straps if otherwise ;)



03.  T H E   H A T



A big straw hat is a must for me, pretty much solely to keep the sun out of my face. Tie a ribbon or scarf around it, with loose ends, for a more feminine touch. 



04.  T O R T O I S E S H E L L   S U N N I E S



I've always been a black sunglasses kind of person, but I've made the switch! I suppose black glasses went with my entirely black wardrobe, and tortoiseshell ones now better complement my blue and white summer attire. I love these oversized, dark tortoiseshell ones.





05.  A   S P L A S H   O F   C O L O U R



Holidays definitely call for a pop of summery colour, don't you think? A nice, mellow yellow, or raspberry pink, or in my case, a hot, orange-y coral. I love this off the shoulder bardot from M&S.



06.  B R O D E R I E



Broderie is the perfect way to jazz up a plain white blouse or top, and great if you want some sort of pattern without a blend of colours. GAP have a great range of white broderie tops and dresses - such a staple for summer, and I love these super flattering tops in blue and white.



07.  S T R I P E S



It doesn't matter the season, there'll be stripes in my wardrobe. Whereas in autumn and winter it'll be a thick breton, for summer it's thin striped shirts or a figure-flattering peplum.





08.  A   C O M F O R T A B L E   S A N D A L



I should find out how many tan pair of shoes I own. I'll tell you from the off that it's many! They're throughly versatile and work with any outfit you could possibly wish to wear. I love these simple sliders and these Hollister flats are so comfortable, for long city walks - I recently featured them on my Instagram feed. Other than the obligatory tan shoe, I love an espadrille when the weather warms up - there's no shoe that quite sings 'holidayyyy' like these do.



09.  T H E   C O T T O N   S C A R F



I love to wrap a light scarf around my shoulders when the temperature drops in the evening from scorchingly hot to pleasantly balmy. It's a lovely way to introduce a little colour or embellishment too to an otherwise simplistic outfit - the perfect accessory for capsule wardrobing.











Istanbul dress // Nautical espadrilles // Interstellar necklace // Round beach towel

Zigzag tote // Tortoiseshell sunnies // Striped dress // Cornflower peplum // Tan sliders

Straw hat // Coral bardot


Let me know, what are your holiday style essentials?



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3 comments

  1. Love these sunnies! I can never have enough!

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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  2. So many lovely pieces, I really want to get myself a pair of espadrilles for the summer!

    www.jessicablu.com

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