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The Top 5 Summer Holiday Wardrobe Essentials

The summer holidays are well and truly here! Yep, that much needed break from work is on the horizon for most of us – and whether you’ve opted to live it up in Ibiza or discover hidden treasures in Turkish paradise, you’re going to need to a couple of staple items to kick your holiday wardrobe into gear. From relaxing poolside in a gorgeous bikini to sight-seeing, and long lunches with friends, here’s five key staples you can’t travel without!


When it comes to footwear, comfort is a must and a pair of jewelled sandals are ideal. Not only do they transition perfectly from day-to-night but more importantly they add that much needed glam factor to any outfit. Pair with a maxi  dress and your sunnies for a gorgeous day look. Oh, and don’t forget your flip flops. This fab pair from Abercrombie & Fitch should do the trick.


Update your swimwear collection with a cut-out swimsuit that’ll have all eyes on you. With eye-catching prints, Mara Hoffman’s swimsuits are stylish and on-trend. Another current favourite?  The fringe bikini. An ideal option for fuller busted ladies, team with a kaftan and a timeless beach bag for the ultimate in poolside glam.


Short on space in your suitcase? All you need is a versatile, light-weight maxi-dress and  sun dress. An added bonus? Maxi dresses can be very forgiving if you’ve over indulged on mouth-watering dinners and tempting cocktails. And if you’re planning on hitting the clubs and dancing the night away, make sure you pack a party dress or two!


No holiday wardrobe is complete without a pair of sunnies.With 70’s fashion dominating the spring/summer catwalks, channel your inner Charlie’s Angel and opt for a pair of oversized sunglasses. Not your style? Go for a pair of Rayban Wayfarers or Aviators instead.  Both are key styles for summer and suit most face shapes.


A cute cardigan always comes in handy for  those chilly nights when it’s not too cold but it’s not very warm either. Choose a neutral, light knit that can be worn with the majority of your planned outfits, especially your eveningwear. Style tip? Pair with a care-free vest top, denim shorts and a trilby hat for an effortless and chic evening look.
Fashion & lifestyle writer Michele Obi is the founder of My Fashion Life. Coffee is her guilty pleasure,T.V shows are her addiction and her love for Prince, handbags and sushi knows no boundaries. Tweet her at @micheleobi

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