In what could be my last summer fashion post of the year… here’s what I wore on holiday!
Getting back from Spain last weekend was definitely a drastic change – I went from 30°C heat to fat, cold raindrops in the space of 24 hours, and having only packed holiday clothes, there were a few mad dashes in the rain to get back to London without being soaked through!
That said, I had the best time in Spain, and enjoyed soaking up the sunshine and low-key outings. All I did was sleep, swim, eat, and repeat. It was so nice to switch my brain off and instead live in the moment for a good few days.
My Holiday Style
I tend to dress down when I go on holiday. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t?!
A friend recently said that my fashion choices are “comfortable”, which is basically a polite way of saying I don’t wear skin-tight or revealing clothes… and to be honest she’s right! In my day-to-day, I like to wear clothes that fit well and are comfortable, as I tend to be sat typing at my desk, or cycling around London.
My holiday clothes are an extension of that – all loose fits and comfortable materials so I could truly chill out. As per my summer wardrobe staples, I wore a mixture of strappy dresses, t-shirts and skirts or wide-leg trousers, and – most days – my swimsuit or bikini hidden underneath!
So, here’s four of my favourite outfits that I wore on my holiday in Spain – I hope this provides some inspiration if you’re going away somewhere sunny soon!
1. Peachy Keen
Summer is a time for colour, and these are potentially the loudest colours in my wardrobe – yes, peachy pink and emerald green. I live in a monochrome wardrobe usually, so pairing these together was a little out of my comfort zone, but I’m so happy with the look. Everything is light, breezy, and looks super cute together too!
(Thankfully I was on holiday with my family, as my boyfriend really dislikes the top!)
I found this top a few years ago, in the Royal Trinity Hospice Charity Shop in Battersea. It’s an old Topshop Collection top, so I’m guessing there’s some age to the top, but the cut and raw hem is still pretty fresh. (Not yet a little thrifty? Check out my thrift shopping guide for tips).
As for the trousers, I found these at a clothes swap hosted by Roberta Lee earlier this year. Best clothes swap I’ve probably made this year!
And finally, the shoes. My Matt & Nat sandals were kindly given to me by my sister for my birthday this year, and I wore them in properly over our holiday. They are just as comfortable as the rest of my outfit, and the nude colour goes with everything!
2. Little Ladybird
This outfit is another of my favourites, and it actually wouldn’t be something I usually wear – the top is a soft cotton shoulderless v-neck that I found in the Salvation Army near Regents Street, while the skirt is from Zara and was purchased on a previous holiday many years ago…
Usually, I’d wear either one or the other – you know, legs or boobs. But with the summer heat, and at this point, my holiday drawing to a close, I wanted to make the most of both show-off pieces.
(I’m still waiting to hear back from Zara about who made my skirt when I called them out during Fashion Revolution Week, and I tend not to shop with them now.)
3. Blue & Gold
You may already recognise this beautiful outfit as the one I wore in my feature on Yala Jewellery, and it really was a staple outfit during my two-week getaway.
The Sigoma hoop earrings obviously steal the show, with their glimmering golden hue, dangling from my ears as my favourite statement piece.
My navy blue drop-hem dress* gifted from Ninety Percent* made for the perfect backdrop for the earrings too – soft, chic, and such an easy piece to wear. You know me and my love for minimal pieces, so this dress was a perfect fit. I really enjoyed floating round the villa wearing it.
4. Cotton Button-down Dress
And finally, another Salvation Army bargain – my white cotton dress with button-down front. At just £8 and this season’s style, I couldn’t resist!
I liked wearing this dress out to the beach restaurants after a long day in the sun – it’s another easy-to-wear dress, and my years-old belt helped to cinch in my waist a little more too.
The square neckline also made for a great place to hang my zero-waste brass necklace gifted from Yala Jewellery. Made from leftover brass, each necklace is unique, and the brass ‘stone’ added a nice little touch.
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