We all know that it’s notoriously hard to shop for that Winter sun holiday in the middle of January. I am *trying* to pick up some new bits for my impending trip around Asia, where it will definitely be hot. And I have seriously struggled. So I suppose this isn’t really a ‘fashion lust list’. More like I really like these pieces and I will probably be buying most of them as there are no other options.
So that’s how this post came about. I thought I’d summarise my top picks that I have found from hours of trawling through every store I could think of. I hope that this will be somewhat useful to anyone who has a Winter sun holiday coming up. Or maybe you’re feeling super organised and ready to shop for your summer vacay?
1. Mango Leather Flap Bag – £49.99
I know that this isn’t a beach appropriate bag. But it’s in a summery colour and I just fell in love with it, so I wanted to share.
It also comes in black (winter season appropriate), it’s real leather and it’s an amazing Chloe dupe (!). What more could you want?!
2. ASOS Half Kitten Metal Sunglasses With Rose Gold Flash Lens – £10
These are just a total bargain. Rose gold, reflective and a slight cat eye, love!
3. Seafolly X Stitch Off The Shoulder Top – £92
The perfect bikini cover up, in a super sheer and lightweight material. This would look lovely thrown on over a bikini with some denim shorts or even dressed up slightly with a suede skirt for evenings.
4. Kendall + Kylie Off Shoulder Lace Top – £125
This ones’s definitely more on the pricey side but the detail is just gorgeous and you could get so much wear out of this throughout the summer months. An investment if you’re looking for the perfect summery blouse to dress up or down.
5. Mango Blond Lace Panel Top – £29.99
One of my favourite pieces on this list. I love the peplum detailing and the lace and buttons on the front are such a pretty detail.
6. Faithful Melos Pinstripe Off Shoulder Dress – £105
Another pricier piece, but I couldn’t resist including this. (Does anyone else have that problem where your eyes are instantly drawn to the most expensive thing on the page?!). It’s literally the definition of the perfect summer beach dress.
7. Seven Wonders Aquarius Playsuit – $99AUD / £60 (about)
This one’s actually from an Australian brand that I discovered today called Seven Wonders. They have some seriously beautiful beachwear. And the exchange rate isn’t actually as bad as some other currencies right now *cough* US$. International shipping is flat rate of $30, team up with a friend and get some beautiful pieces perhaps? 😉
8. South Beach Crochet Halter Neck Bikini Top & Tie Side Bikini Bottom – £37
My summer shopping mind is loving all things crochet, white, lacy, pale blue and pinstripe and this fits the bill perfectly. Enough said!
I know I’m really keen posting a beachy shopping list in January. But if you take one thing from this post, check out Seven Wonders if you love all things beachy, chic and beautiful.
Is anyone else seriously struggling with shopping for some Winter Sun?! Or if you’re finding it a breeze then please share your secrets, I would love to know.