I always seem to get a little bit frustrated when it comes to putting together my summer holiday wardrobe. I often think there's no point in buying anything new as the weather in Ireland doesn't really allow for much of a summer, and therefore any new purchases are kind of redundant. When shopping for clothes to pack for a summer holiday, I consider three things:
Is it going to fold nicely and actually fit in my carry-on suitcase (along with twenty other unnecessary items of clothing)? Will the wrinkles fall out of it when I hang it up or will it require an iron? All this sounds mundane but walking around in a dress with loads of wrinkles isn’t very aesthetically pleasing (always thinking about the ‘gram).
Is this a piece of clothing I can get away with at home? There’s no point in shelling out a fortune for the newest on trend piece and realising Irish weather does not permit the wearing of such items at home!
As I said, when it comes to purchasing holiday clothes it’s best to stick with the cheap(ish) and cheerful, especially if they are bits you won’t wear at home and/or only get a seasons wear out of.
With all that in mind these are my 3 top picks from my holiday outfits!
Top 3 Picks...
Next up, this tie back dress. I love the red gingham pattern on this dress, but it’s the scattered flowers on top of the gingham that really drew me towards it! The tie-back detailing above the cut out is also a nice touch.
Last but not least, these “paintbrush print” shorts. I honestly thought they were a leopard print, but Topshop says otherwise! Either way, they’re very cute. The fabric doesn’t cling to you, and the fact that they have a bit of a frill means they’re nice and airry. Perfect for summer! No 28 degree heat was going to interrupt my holiday! I paired it with a simple strappy crop top also from Topshop and a black pair of sandals. My favourite thing about these shorts? They can be styled with a black pair of tights and a chunky knit jumper when the winter rolls round. Win/win really!
What items are you adding to your summer holiday wardrobe?
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