Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Summer packing, booking and all the extras!

So, I will be heading off on my first holiday of the year tomorrow and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to post this. Todays post is all about summer holidays, where to book, what to take and how to protect yourself from the weather, as beautiful as it can be when we're topping up our tans! I'm heading to Benidorm, Spain... for a short sun break to celebrate my sisters hen party so I'm very excited, as you can imagine! I can't promise to get any style pictures while I'm there as I'll probably be either sunbathing, eating or drinking but will be posting some fashion related posts once I am home next week. The image above is my favourite pick of summer tankinis - the leaf print is a definite trend this season.
Packing for your Holiday
It's that time of year again when all thoughts turn to sunnier shores for our annual summer holidays. If like everyone else, you're dreaming of sun, sea, sand and maybe even a jug or two of sangria, you might want to start thinking about your holiday wardrobe too. You'll have seen all the spring and summer items creeping into the shops of late, brightening up the store with their bold patterns and cheerful colours. You may have even worn a few summery items yourself recently thanks to the great weather we had in March. But what should you pack for your holiday? Read on to find out.

You will of course need some great swimwear for topping up that tan and taking a dip in the pool or the sea. Whether you favour swimming costumes, bikinis or even tankinis, you're sure to find your perfect fit with a little shopping around. Bikinis are of course great if you're confident in your figure, swimming costumes provide support and figure shaping where you need it and tankinis give that little bit of extra coverage without having to wear a full swimming costume. Great if you prefer to cover up on the beach but still want to get a tan on your stomach when you're back in the privacy of your own balcony. Why not try a great value tankini from George this year? There is a great range of fashionable tankinis, including body sculpting ones and the latest tropical and animal print styles too. Best of all they're affordable, so you can treat yourself to more than one.

Pretty, light, floaty dresses are perfect for sunnier climes. If you have pins to die for, show them off in shorter styles. Think pretty camisole dresses, tunic style dresses (great for wearing over leggings or tights when the weather gets a little bit cooler back home) and daring bodycon dresses to show off perfectly toned figures. Maxi dresses are fantastic for anyone of any shape or size - perfect to cover up parts of you that you might not want on show and a style that just never seems to go out of fashion. Plus they're great to wear day or night. 

Cover Ups
Whether it's a pretty beach dress or kaftan for covering up during the day by the pool or on the beach, or a lightweight cardigan or shawl for taking the edge off any slightly cooler weather at night, cover ups are an essential part of any holiday wardrobe. You can even find kaftans pretty enough to take you from beach to bar in moments, so keep your eyes peeled for cover ups that can be worn time and again. 

Other great choices are T shirts and vests, shorts and capri pant style trousers. Remember to pack your accessories and sandals. Sunglasses and hats are a must to avoid the sun getting a little too much during the day and of course remember that suncream too! You don't need to over pack on holiday, just take into consideration the type of holiday you'll be having and pack accordingly. If you're unlikely to move from the beach all day you won't be needing many daytime clothes other than the above so one short shopping trip could see you packed and ready to go! 

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