Style: My Holiday Lust List…


The reason for this post is quite simple, I think I might be the only person in the world who doesn’t have a holiday booked this year (waaahhh). Talk about first world problems! In truth, I’m not moaning as we do want to go on holiday we are just taking an age to book it and we are holding off until September as this is the last opportunity we have to go away before Daisy starts school next year…

We actually haven’t been away for two years now because we have been on a mission to get the house somewhere near finished and because last summer was as good as going abroad we were happy enough staying here. This summer (if that’s what you can call it!) has been a different story altogether and now the house is ever so nearly finished we have decided to treat ourselves so fingers crossed we will be booking something soon.

Dress, YAS (old), Bag, Accessorize (old)

In the meantime I have been compiling an imaginary lust list in preparation for our imaginary trip so thought I would share it and some of my top tips for holiday wardrobe dressing. For the record, this might make me sound super organised but the reality is very different. Firstly, I do not have the finances to justify this lust-list and even if I did I would probably leave everything to the eleventh hour so it would more than likely be sold out!

My Top Tips For Packing Your Holiday Wardobe:

Stick to a colour palette

By keeping to a colour scheme everything will work together and give you plenty of options. My go to is mostly monochrome (no surprise there) but I have also injected some colour with some yellow and natural pieces too. Neutrals are always a nice option or you can go full throttle with bright colours but just be sure to keep to a small number of colours or tonal shades so you can interchange items.

Be ruthless

Do you really need 25 dresses and 18 tops for one week? If you’re honest the reality is you will probably spend most of your time in your swimwear and cover ups. I know most of my case will no doubt be allocated to Daisy so I have no choice but to be brutal.

Pack outfits

Rather than chucking in a load of mismatched items, be savvy and plan your outfits on at home before you pack them. A pair of denim shorts for instance offers endless wears during the day and night.

Leave the heavy shoes at home

This is more of a personal preference as I don’t wear heels on holiday as a rule. There’s something about taking a break from them and the abundance of cobbles abroad that puts me off taking any heels unless I absolutely have to.

And finally, have fun!

You’re on holiday, enjoy yourself and pack your favourite pieces. Go all Marie Kondo and pick items that spark joy after all, if this is not the time to wear the clothes that make you smile then when is?

1. Shirt, Matalan. 2. Dress, H&M. 3. Vest, River Island. 4. Basket, Next. 5. Dress, Zara. 6. Shorts, River Island. 7. Dungarees, New Look. 8. Sunglasses, Quay Australia. 9. Swimsuit, Next. 10. Sandals, Zara. 11. Dress, 12. Hat, Zara. 13. Sandals, Marks & Spencer. 14. Blouse, F&F.

I hope this has helped if you are jetting off somewhere warm soon – hopefully I shall be soon too!

Happy Holiday Shopping!


This post was not sponsored. All thoughts, writing and opinions are my own.


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