July 26 2012
The summer is most definitely here. At last. So whether you’re staying at home or jetting overseas, make sure you have the right clothes with you by following Sairey Stemp’s summer style advice….
Packing for holidays can be fun, but also daunting. You really only need a few key pieces to keep you looking cool and collected in the sunshine. My essentials would be:
- A great summer dress, plus a sexy but cool maxi dress for the evening and strappy flat metallic sandals you can wear out in the evening and during the day.
- Dip dye denim frayed shorts and plain coloured vest tops to mix and match.
- A couple of bright bikinis with thin straps to minimise strange tan lines.
- Big shades and a big cotton bag to schlep your beach towel, book, I-pod, water etc around in.
You don’t really need an awful lot more. We always take more than we need, certainly for me I pack plenty of underwear plus more just in case.
For beach to bar outfits, think short and sassy. Hotpants & bikini tops with lots of jewellery piled on for the evening. Slide on a denim mini over a cut-away swimsuit and some platform wedges to hit the clubs. The beauty is mixing and matching your daytime swimwear and adding a few key accessories and cover ups before hitting the bar. Go for accessories in one key colour or tone so you can play around with them – gold is ideal and looks great with a tan (gold sunnies, gold sandals, gold bangles & jewellery). You don’t need to take a lot, just mix things around and be creative.
For great holiday looks on a budget, think of your favourite staples. I’d start with a great pair of shorts or hotpants, some great swimwear – bring something sexy that makes you feel good! Plus a little short jacket for the evening and a pair of supersonic shades.
Don’t forget, you spend most of your day round the pool or on the beach so pick a swimsuit or bikini that is dynamite. It’s worth spending time before you go away to pick something that fits right and you feel comfortable in. Then all you have to do is slap on the sunscreen and add shades.