Sizzle This Summer: Triumph In Tropicals & Rock Retro Shapes

Accessories, Art, Fashion, Popular Culture, Retail, Style Hunting, Tips, Travel

Already planning your summer break?  Are you one of these people who plans in their head what you want to buy to wear on the beach or at the bar before you’ve even decided on a destination?  Congratulations, you’re a pre-planner!  Like me, you vision what swimwear separates you will pack and you carefully select shoes and other accessories for trips to the bar or shopping on vacation.  If you’re a pre-planner, your eye for detail is stellar and you consider what goes with what before pulling it from the shelf or your closet.

 (These tropical beauties will go great with simple dresses and jeans, if you can only pack one pair of shoes… £29.99 from New Look!)

I’m a pre-planner and like to celebrate those chic ensembles with an alternative twist, and possibly inspired by a bygone day.  

  (Bold Stripe Bikini Top, £18.99, New Look)

  (Bold Stripe Bikini Bottoms, £9.99, New Look)

Retro look high waisted bikini bottoms and bandeau shapes are big news for SS15.  Gone are their stringy, barely there predecessors; these are shapes that flatter curves and embrace a woman’s silhouette.  When I spotted them on New Look’s Instagram feed, I thought these are pieces Marilyn Monroe would pick out! 


Tropical prints are enjoying a welcome return.  H&M are enjoying the comeback of beautiful botanicals with this versatile one-piece. Grab some flip flops and a silky kimono in a complimenting colour for a day on the beach, then make it pop on a hot summer night with chunky jewellery, brights and wedges. Whether you’re festival-going or sun worshipping this summer, it is easier than you think to pack a capsule wardrobe and still have all the tips and tricks you need to look sexy in seconds! 



Vacations mean versitality in the wardrobe department, if you’re boarding with an unkind baggage allowance, pack accessories in a colour that will go with all of your outfits.  White and metallics give any look a clean, futuristic touch of glamour.  Primark’s flip flops and sandals are worth checking out, you’ll be spoilt for choice, and they’re all under £10!

Every part of your vacation should be fun, inclusive of booking, packing and setting off in style.  Schedule enough time for all your preparations and enjoy every moment!  

(Music meets art at the H&M Loves Coachella tent, above)


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