With the long, hazy days of summer already upon us, our minds are wandering to afternoons spent around the pool, cocktail in one hand, book in the other. And with summer holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what to wear, and what to pack.
However, if you want to avoid becoming a dreaded British cliché on the beach this summer (no Hawaiian shirts or socks and sandals here, thank you very much!), we have put together our favourite holiday fashions for this season so you’ll be turning heads wherever you go.
Simply print out our handy guide to S/S14 trends and take it with you as you shop.
Invest in a Maxi Dress
Effortlessly chic and stunning on all shapes, sizes and ages, every woman needs a stunning maxi dress in her holiday wardrobe. We love floating around in a maxi dress and they’re perfect for wearing from beach-to-bar – all you need is to add jewellery and go. Search for bright colours such as cobalt or yellow to complement your freshly sun-kissed skin, and wear with loose, beachy waves.
Try a Floppy Hat
Holidays are the perfect place to try out new trends, so why not up the fashion stakes with a large, floppy hat? Not only will you be protecting your face from all those harmful UV rays, but you’ll also be channelling old-school Hollywood glamour. If floppy hats aren’t your thing, opt for a stylish straw trilby.
From boho prints to pineapples and floral blooms, printed bikinis are everywhere this season. Invest in a fabulous printed bikini this season to ensure that all eyes are on you when you hit the pool. We especially love the trend for high-waisted bikini bottoms: not only do they scream glamour, but they also forgive a multitude of sins.
Cool and Chic Culottes
OK, so we know that culottes aren’t exactly the easiest trend to work, but they will help you to stay cool in any heat – perfect for city break lovers. We adore chic, pale grey cotton culottes when pared with plain vests and sexy sandals. Simply add your favourite sunnies for stand-out S/S14 style!
Try Cat Eye Sunglasses
Cat eye sunglasses suit a huge range of face shapes, and scream easy glamour. They also happened to be everywhere on the S/S14 catwalks (we especially love the Chanel pearl-studded pairs), so expect to see plenty hitting the high street right about now.
Work Those Abs
Oh yes, ladies, crop tops are back in fashion – and they’re here to stay! If you’ve been blessed with a gorgeously-honed midriff, then now is the time to work it. We love looser-fitting boyfriend style cropped tees, especially when teamed with denim cut-offs for that laid-back festival vibe.
The fashion gods were looking down on us women this season when they sorted the latest trends. You see, the current fashion footwear of choice is chunky sliders – thick-soled sandals which are the comfiest shoes you’ll ever own. If you were one of those who worked Birkenstocks during the early noughties, then dig them out! They’re back in fashion.