With two Bank Holidays and a week-long half term school break, May is a popular time to chase the sun on a Springtime getaway. If you’re one of the lucky ones escaping our unpredictable weather for blue skies and sunshine, here’s what tops, dresses, shoes and accessories to cram in your case:
1. A Selection of Swimwear
What you like to do on holiday will dictate your choice for swimwear. Flimsy bikinis are perfect for poolside posing, but you’ll also need some sturdier, sportier swimwear if you plan on hitting the jet skis or the waterslides. If you like to be different then the DSquared layered-style swimsuits will make sure you stand-out on your sunlounger!
2. Cool Cover-Ups
The kaftan is a beach holiday essential, keeping you cool, comfy and covered when you want to be. Ghost has a good range of elegant kaftans that you’ll love wafting from the pool to the pool-bar in.
3. A Statement Beach Towel
Don’t leave yourself lumbered with a thin, uniform hotel towel for the beach! Make a statement when you’re laid on the sands or sunlounger with a beach towel that stands out. Missoni has beach towels with gorgeously colourful designs, including the classic Missoni Stripe.
4. A Maximum-Wear Maxi
If you’re just jetting off for a sneaky weekend away then you’ll want to leave the suitcase in the loft and make the most of your carry-on allowance. A maxi dress can work just as well with flip-flops on the beach as it does with wedge heels for a beachside dinner date. Onia is a good go-to label for light as a feather versatile maxis like the modern-style Stella Maxi Dress.
5. Super Sunnies
Stylish sunglasses are essential for hiding behind as you people-watch on holiday. Round styles (as seen on celebrity after celebrity at Coachella) are all the range for Spring Summer 16. The Ray-Ban Coined Metal Round Mirror Sunglasses are gorgeously feminine in the rose and gold colourway.
6. Smart Sandals
If you’ve only got room for one pair of sandals in your suitcase, make it a metallic flat sandal like this perfect pair in cool copper by Armani Jeans. Ancient Greek is also an amazing label whose sandals are handmade by skilled craftsmen using traditional techniques. The Ikaria Greek Sandal with winged detail is super quirky and available in leather, metallic leather and rubber jelly styles.