Fashion Lust List: Winter Sun

Fashion Lust List: Winter Sun

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.


  • Kate

    Great picks! I’ve been loving neutral items lately

  • 😍 Loving your lust list!!!
    Particularly the pinstripe off the shoulder dress! xo

  • Charlotte

    That seven wonders playsuit oh my it’s beautiful, I love the tassels on it too, adds a summer vibe! I aspire to wear white but when you’re as pale same (even in the summer) then you look like a cloud it’s a bit unfortunate haha!
    Charlotte / Charlotte’s Picks

  • Rosy Flynn

    These are definitely beautiful, it can be hard to find sun clothes in winter, hope you have a great trip!

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  • These are all so gorgeous. Love number 3, 4 and 7; they’re just gorgeous pieces. I want everything off the shoulder right now.

    Ann-Marie |

  • The mango flap bag and bikini look gorgeous!

    Lauren x Huggled

  • Ohh my gosh there’s SO much to admire in this post! I adore the blush leather flap bag by Mango – how have I not seen that before now?!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  • Patricia Stelmach

    Love all of the whites! Gorgeous picks. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your holiday x

    Patricia // Patricia Stelmach

    • I’m too in love with summer clothing! I need to move to a hot climate asap haha! xx

  • So many gorgeous picks here! How exciting to have some winter sun to look forward to! xx


    • Yes and not just any winter sun – 3 months worth! Feeling incredibly lucky and excited 🙂 xx

  • That Mango/Chloe dupe bag is SO dreamy! ❤️ Loved this post, I need all the inpso I can get as I’ll be heading for some sun in Barcelona in April and I CANNOT wait! x

    • It’s stunning isn’t it! Oooh your trip sounds idyllic, hope you have a wonderful time! xx

  • I want everything!! Especially the bag – the colour is gorg! X

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

    • Isn’t it beautiful! It’s a tough call between the pink and the black xx

  • Sinéad Danielle ✿

    The bag is so cute AND practical, I say get it anyway! So looking forward to following your travels, sounds so super exciting!!! I went to Kuala Lumpur/Singapore over Christmas myself and had to bessst time!

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    • Oh really?! So glad you enjoyed it! I have heard amazing things about Singapore I’m really looking forward to getting there! xx

      • Sinéad Danielle ✿

        Yess you will love it! Such a cool city!! xx

  • Love number one and two, look so amazing, thank you for sharing!!!


  • These are all so gorgeous, makes me want summer so much! Love the look of 5 and 7, very pretty! I love anything with lace!

    The Makeup Directory

    • Same here! Definitely lusting after some Winter sunshine – only 2 weeks to go for me now, can’t wait! xx

  • Ellie Adams

    THAT BIKINI!! Now I just need to actually be going somewhere hot *logs on to skyscanner*


    • Haha girl you are jetting round all over the place at the moment! It is gorgeous though! I need to get a move on and order it before it sells out! xx

  • i recently ordered the asos sunglasses. sadly, the glasses are not very opaque and it looks quite weird on me. i love the shape but it looks odd on me, sadly.

    • Oh no really 🙁 thanks for the heads up, I was about to order them tonight and I don’t like when you can see through the lens either! Xx

  • Nati

    Love number 6, it’s such a beautiful dress. I love everything off the shoulder right now XD
    Nati xx

  • Ooooh I LOVE all of these! My faves are 3 and 8, just so beautiful! I need to get a move on and order some bits – it is coming up so quickly, eeeep! Immy x

    • Me too! I’m definitely getting the bikini for sure 🙂 how long until you go? Xx

  • Yiotou_La

    I love anything off the shoulder so #6 and #7 are my favourites! Perfect for a hot summer day! x


    • Ohh I’m so in love with number 6 I just don’t know if I’m prepared for the price tag haha xx

  • I’ve had my eye on the Mango chloe-esque bag for a while, I really hoped it would go into the sales after Christmas but no such look! Wish I had a winter sun trip to give me an excuse to buy it!

    • Always the things that you want that don’t go into the sale! It’s so gorgeous I’m hoping it’s still around in May (unlikely) so I actually have a reason to buy it! Xx

  • This has made me SO excited for summer – I am in love with those sunnies! Loving your blog by the way! 🙂 xx

    Lucy x |