Holiday Season ’19: Express yourself this summer

Summer is finally here, and for many of us that means holiday time. Most of us can’t wait to get away to our exciting destination, which will likely be somewhere involving sunny beaches and endless cocktails. Knowing how to dress for the hot weather abroad can be a challenge when you’re used to the cold and damp of the UK, so we’ve put together a few tips which may help when it comes to planning your outfits, from casual beachwear to late-night outings to the local bars and clubs.

Accessories are key

We know that packing is a struggle. Clothes, shoes, swimwear, handbags, sunglasses, hair products, make up, toiletries, towels, books, sun cream… It’s a cram, especially for those of us who opt for solely hand luggage (and likely regret it later). So, we’ve come up with a simple solution: save on valuable space by packing less clothes, more accessories. Rather than taking a dozen pairs of different shorts and skirts, try to limit yourself to just a couple of versatile pieces, like a pair of on-trend paperbag shorts and a wrap skirt. Make sure to also pack a few staple strappy dresses and playsuits which can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. And finally, go all out with the accessories! Small items like sunglasses, hats and jewellery will take up very little space, and can be used to define and personalise your look.

Express yourself

Summer is the time for bright, natural colours which allow you to express yourself – and bring out that tan that you’ll be working on at the beach. We believe that our very own Radiance collection is perfect for this, as it is designed to reflect your spirit through colourful jewels, featuring fuchsia, turquoise and smoked topaz. Whether you opt for a necklace, earrings, bracelet, rings or even a matching set, adding a pop of colour is sure to spruce up any outfit and help you to embrace those summer vibes. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, pair these pieces with some boldly coloured dresses or even some animal print. Holidays usually only happen once a year, so make the most of it!

Keep it simple

As we said before, keeping your clothing minimalist will benefit your packing, but it has other advantages too. Cotton sundresses are perfect for every occasion, allowing you to stay cool in the heat and maintain those relaxed holiday vibes. If you’re just heading to the beach, we suggest pairing with some statement sunglasses and an oversized hat, and maybe some eye-catching earrings if you’re not planning on getting your hair wet in the sea. If you’re going on a trip to a nearby town, be prepared for lots of walking and wear some comfortable shoes (and don’t forget the sun cream!). If you’re going out for the night, we recommend adding some colourful, expressive pieces of jewellery from our Radiance collection to make the outfit pop, and maybe throwing on a pair of wedges as well.

Check out our Pinterest Board here for a little extra holiday inspiration!

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