Even though it’s been snowing, pretty much constantly, since last night. I can’t help but look forward to summer. For the past few months, I’ve done nothing but dream about powdery white sand and warm azure waters. Is it a result of working pretty much non-stop? Probably, but that doesn’t mean that planning my summer ’18 wardrobe is any less fun!
One of my favourite parts of summer shopping has to be beachwear. Yes, heading out in public in nothing but a few strips of lycra is horrifying, but I can’t help but adore great swimwear. Bright colours and fun embellishments mean that I can abandon my regular black-heavy wardrobe at home, and enjoy some brights in the sunshine.
One of the best sites I’ve found in my quest for hot weather pieces has been Simply Beach. It’s a fabulous site which caters for all of your swim needs. No matter whether you’re after a basic which you can reach for all summer, or your after something that’s a little bit more of a statement, Simply Beach is sure to have something that fits the bill.
I’m obsessed with the list of brands they stock – from Heidi Klein to Vix, there is a style and designer for every budget or occasion. I’ve been seriously crushing on this zesty bikini from celeb-favourite Melissa Odabash. The fresh lemon colour will look absolutely incredible with a tan, and the understand gold embellishment adds some much needed poolside glamour.
Of course, your poolside fashion is only as good as your coverup, and thankfully, Simply Beach have the kaftans collection of my dreams! From hippy dippy to minimalist, the site has every kind of cover up you can ever begin to imagine.
When it comes to my pick of the kaftans, I’m not going to lie, I love a bit of variety. When I want to look polished and put together, I love an oversized shirtdress like the above Heidi Klein option. Paired with a pair of big sunglasses and an oversized beach tote, it’s an easy way to look chic, and it’s so easy to throw on in hot climates.
If you’re looking to keep your packing lightweight, make sure that your kaftan is a neutral colour which won’t compete with your bikini selections. This Beach Shirt from Iconique is a great ooption – priced at £75, it’s an investment, but it’s something you’ll be reaching for all summer long. I adore the mix of eyelet patterns, and the button up front – it’s a real wardrobe staple.
I’m also obsessed with this Pia Rossini number. Priced at £49, it’s a more affordable option, but it’s equally stunning. The ombre tassels morph from orange to pink, and I can only imagine how wonderful this would look with a tan in the sunshine. The front tassels feel youthful, and the fact that you can slip it on over your bikini is fabulous when you’re out and about in hot temperatures. Again, worn with a pair of big sunglasses – it’s an easy way to look glamorous around the pool or on the beach!
No matter where (or when) you’re off to enjoy warmer climes, Simply Beach is a must visit for before you go!
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