Even if your holiday destination is hot, hot, hot in the day, chances are you’ll be looking to cover up when the sun goes down. Don’t let an evening chill force you indoors. Always go away prepared with extra snuggly layers so you can make the most of the evenings. Whether you’re sitting out in a bar or going for an evening stroll along the beach, these cover-ups will keep the chill at bay on your holiday.
Everyone has their own holiday wardrobe essentials, but a cardie has to be right up there on the list. Nothing is easier to throw on when the temperate drops than a cardigan, and it has the added benefit of not touching your hair like a pullover would. A blanket style cardigan is the snuggest of them all, perfect for curling up on the patio of your holiday villa. Pick a natural shade to compliment any outfit and avoid white. It saves the tears if you have a late night accident with sangria.
If a cardigan is a bit too homely, opt for an elegant kimono or loose-fitting shirt. The Zara flowing shirt featured is on trend in khaki and has a happy safari vibe. A shirt like this is just too lovely to not see daylight so don’t write-off wearing it in the day. Feminine shirts look super sexy worn over swimwear, or, if the length allows, wear it as a dress for day or night cinched with a belt.
A loose-fitting sweater provides another cosy holiday cover-up. This one, from H&M Conscious Collection is made from 50% recycled polyester, 25% wool and 25% acrylic. The recycled polyester means that you’re saving material from landfill. Wear with pride for extra brownie points. Other sustainable materials to look out for include organic cotton and hemp.
If you’re looking for a really chic cover-up, why not try a playsuit or romper? They might not keep you warm on chilly evenings but you can still team with a cardigan or leggings. This ‘Greek Isle’ romper looks amazing at any resort, whether you’re travelling to Greece or not. The feminine, folk inspired leaf print is perfect for the elegance of Zante. Wear it just off the shoulders to show off bronzed shoulders.
Finally, a pashmina or shawl could be one of the most versatile pieces to pack. Take it on the plane to protect against the over-jealous air-conditioning and keep close to hand throughout your holiday to provide respite from the sun or warmth when it sets. If it’s big enough, you can share a pashmina too and snuggle up with your companion who failed to pack any of the above!