With the summer holidays approaching, it is easy to get carried away preparing your summer wardrobe especially if you have booked that sought-after holiday in the sun.
Impulse bikini buys, summer cover ups and sandals will eventually make their way into your online shopping basket despite your best intentions to travel light and save some of those baggage kilos.
Whether you are going to the other side of the world or a simple closer to home mini break, local fashion stylist, Hayley Charles of HJC Styling, explains the top trends to look out for to ensure you are travelling light but remain on trend and fashion conscious.
So, what should we be putting in our suitcases?
The Slogan Sun Hat
The classic straw sun hat has been given a much-needed makeover. These are fun and practical as well as acting as your statement piece with any outfit, not to mention the added bonus of keeping the sun from your face.
Whether you wear it with your bikini by the beach to keep you cool, team it with some denim for a more casual look or go all out glam with the addition of an evening dress; you are bound to look effortlessly stylish no matter where you are.
Sliders are this summer’s answer to the classic flip flop. Although not for everyone, these are bound to keep your feet cool and comfortable in the sun and they come in a huge variety of styles and colours. You will find studded leather styles for the rock chick, velvet bow details for some feminine chic and even some wacky rainbow faux fur for the more adventurous ladies.
Psst … don’t forget these will hardly take up any room in your case! Leaving more room for bikinis and the essentials.
No summer holiday would be complete without a maxi dress, or florals for that matter. So why not have both! These are a great piece to wear whilst travelling as it will ensure you are cool and comfy and will take you from the plane to the beach in no time. Look for a dress with bardot sleeves to stay on trend and don’t be afraid to add some colour.
The Cool Cover Up
We all go on holiday with the intention that we will be greeted with abundant sunshine, however this is sometimes not the case. A cool sea breeze in the evening or a sudden tropical storm often take us by surprise so why not be prepared.
Denim is this summer’s key trend for outerwear and this is no different for those walks along the beach. They provide a light alternative to a jacket and can be purchased in a huge variety of colours. To keep your wardrobe light, opt for a pastel tone, white or classic light denim.