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Summer Holidays: What to Wear

So you’ve been counting down the weeks until your Summer holiday since Christmas and you have finally reached single figures. Get those suitcases open on your bedroom floor in anticipation (we all do it) and start packing! But first, you must shop. Read my guide on what you should take with you on your S/S 14 vacation…


Kate Upton displayed the scuba trend quite impeccably in Vogue’s June issue recently. You may not have her body, but you can replicate her swimwear style. Triangl are an Aussie brand I have recently fallen in love with. Their swimwear is simple and beautifully crafted out of neoprene to ensure your body looks its best. The perfect pal for the season’s sportswear trend, you can sunbathe in style in one of their designs. Opt for a neon lacquered pastel with a black outline or be adventurous with an animal print. Also, just to pre warn, if you check out their website you will encounter serious body envy.


Kate Upton for Vogue UK June 2014; Neon Orange Arizona Sunset Bikini, 79 USD, Triangl; Neon Mint Winnie Bikini, 89 USD, Triangl



If you’ve walked around Topshop or River Island recently you’ll have noticed pacific inspired prints dotted about. Whether it’s a palm leaf, an exotic fruit or a Hawaiian flower, these prints are dominating the High Street this season. If you want to add a print to your holiday wardrobe, embrace the surf and make it a tropical one – don’t go too crazy though, accessorise with white to tone down the pattern.



Top Left Clockwise: Palm Bandeau Skort Playsuit, £48, Topshop; Klarita Tropical Print Pom Pom Crop Top, £14.99, Missguided; Blue Palm Print Skort, £17.99, New Look; Floral Platform Sandals, £55, River Island


You’ve probably heard it countless times all ready but white is the colour of the season. It’s becoming a bit of a recurring trend for summer however you have to admit it’s the perfect accompaniment for a bronzed glow. The way to wear it this year: white head to toe with white footwear and white accessories…get the idea?


Top Left Clockwise: Pineapple embroidered shorts, £22, Topshop; Nursa Buckle Sandals, £24.99, Missguided; Oversize Crop shirt, £9.99, Zara; Round Frame Sunnies, £4.99, Missguided


A traditionally English field flower, the daisy print is classic and simple. If you’re looking for an understated floral to wear on your summer dress then this is the one! The clean combo of yellow and white makes this flower less girly than others so it’s a perfect compromise for the tomboy in you. Team with black to give it an edge or soften with a pastel background for a more feminine look.


Top Left Clockwise: Smock Dress, £38, ASOS; High Waisted Shorts, £32, Oh My Love; Lace Playsuit, £32, Topshop; Daisy Stud Earrings, £2, River Island


Aztec inspired prints, bright and earthy tones and light fabrics – the folk trend will bring out the boho within you.


Top Left Clockwise: Tile Utility Trousers, £38, Topshop; Embroided Swing Dress, £65, ASOS; Maxi Skirt, £18.75, Forever 21; Pom Pom Hem Playsuit, £19.99, New Look

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