I didn’t pack much this holiday (honest). We know we have access to a washing machine in Spain so we always pack pretty light, I also haven’t bought much lately so haven’t had loads to plan/pack/talk about. There were, however, a few items which I was really glad I added to my suitcase, easy, flattering and comfortable – because if any items didn’t tick all of those boxes for me, it wasn’t coming with!
First up: the brown polka dot swimsuit from Next. I was so surprised at how flattering this swimsuit was, I don’t love wearing swimsuits as I like to get my tummy brown but I have to admit this looks way better than any bikini right now, and I feel more confident, too. There’s something about the plunge neckline which is just right, I bought another from Next at the same time and it was nowhere near as good – this style is the one.
Next up: the easy breezy summer dress.
I love this style of dress – billowy without being too much. I bought this around 3 months ago (‘influenced’ by another blogger) as I know Asos sells out pretty fast, and it has been a surprising hit of holiday. It’s cotton poplin, which is rare for Asos, but I would recommend Cos for something similar – one of my favourite ever summer dresses I bought for our honeymoon in Japan 6 years ago and is still going strong! Something like this would serve a similar purpose.
And lastly, but definitely not least: the dad sandals. I bought mine around 5 years ago (I actually did a post on them here) and have loved them consistently, but this year once again they have come into their own. They have especially been amazing on cobbled streets, dusty hilly paths and beachy dirt tracks (all of which we have come into contact with on this trip).
I love pairing them with a girly dress or skirt for something a bit more unexpected. But they look great with jeans and smart trousers, too.
PS I’ll be back from holiday soon, I promise.