It may seem like I keep going on and on about my holiday but it’s almost Summer and who doesn’t love thinking about holiday right? Even if you aren’t going away, apparently we are set to have a scorcher this year in the UK! While I was away on holiday I realised that there are a few must-have holiday accessories, things I just had to take with me or soooooo pleased that I did! As promised in my Holiday Make-Up video and post here are my must-have holiday accessories ♥
A Bright Scarf – In Summer, I love bright printed scarves in pops of neon and floral designs. I love items that can add instant glamour to an outfit and a scarf is definitely one of them. They are great for draping over yourself when it gets a bit cool in the evenings and if you are in Dubai or Mumbai you’ll need to cover up for the extreme air-conditioning in every building! I like big scarves and as I am loving Accessorize at the moment I found this neon leopard print scarf which is so pretty! For me, coral is a shade that goes with everything in Summer and this Hugo Boss scarf is perfect.
“I love items that can add instant glamour to an outfit
Big Shades – I know I am not alone in thinking this, what girl doesn’t love a pair of big shades to protect your eyes, stop the squinting and for just looking seriously fabulous! My signature sunglasses are tortoise-shell as the colour of the frames flatter my own colouring and it’s also a type of animal print so I’m sold!
Sunglasses Case – Usually, I just throw my sunglasses in to my bag unless they are brand new in which case I carry around the usually very bulky hard case they come with (for the first few weeks.) I found this very tropical looking soft case in Accessorize and had to buy it (mainly for the print!) It is so bright and summery, most importantly it is great for protecting my sunglasses against scratches when I am not wearing them.
Poolside/Beach Cover-up – Another essential! When you’re not sun-bathing and are going to grab some lunch, get some ice-cream or take your little to the bathroom you need a pretty-cover up. The Ted Baker floral cover-up is just such an easy piece to throw on and it will pretty much go with any swimwear. I also love the French Connection Annie playsuit, which again goes with everything. Both pieces would be great with wedges in the evening.
Fan – This actually wasn’t on my original holiday must-haves list, I just came across it and thought it was pretty!
Statement Jewellery – When it’s hot, you want to be in comfortable and sometimes even simple clothes so statement jewellery is the instant pick me up. I am a bit obsessed with this neon pop statement necklace at the moment, I wear it all the time and mentioned it in my March favourites video, I am always getting compliments on it too.
Flat Statement Shoes – You know I love heels and still wear them in the Summer but there are also so many glamorous flat shoes around and they are so much more practical. I love bright sandals likes the blue ones from Dune and I also love neutral gladiators with a touch of animal print from Carvela.
Summer Hat – I am generally not a hat person but on holiday I become a bit obsessed and my reasons are; it looks good, protects my head, it shades my face and if my little one sees me wearing my hat it encourages her to wear hers! I have the straw stetson from Accessorize.
Hair Ties – I always have spare in my bag all year round but if you’re going in the pool or the sea you want to tie your hair up…even though supermodels never seem to care about the salty water in their hair on photo shoots!
Beach Bag – Obviously to carry around all your holiday must-haves and beauty essentials you need a lovely bag and nautical never goes out of fashion.
So there is my must-have holiday accessories, I hope you like them and have been reminded of what you might need to take with you. Please have a look at my related articles; My Holiday Make-Up, My Holiday Beauty Essentials and Holiday Must-Haves for Kids. If you have anything to add to my lists or have any of the pieces I have mentioned please comment below and let me know.
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