Fashion Guest Post: Holiday Fashion Essentials

So youíre jetting off on your holidays (yes, we are insanely jealous) and needing a little inspiration for your jet-set wardrobe? Maybe your blowing the budget to cram your suitcase full of brand new lovelies, or perhaps you are wondering how on earth youíre going to filter through that disorganised mess of a wardrobe (we totally feel your pain!) to create a capsule collection of looks perfect for your holiday? Never fret; weíre here to guide you through all your holiday fashion essentials so all you need worry about is getting your tan on…happy jetsetting!

Crop tops Crop tops and bralets are having a fash moment and the ante just got massively upped for summer with embellishments, fringing, statement prints and cut outs. Blame Prada et al for the fashion worldís love affair with midriff-baring tops; s/s campaigns from Versace to Proenza Shoulder were full to the brim with the stomach-exposing numbers. Team with a sheer shirt, knit or top cover-up if you like your look a little subtler.

Sunglasses Believe it or not, the hottest shades to be seen in this year are a not-so-subtle reference to fifties glamour: catís eye sunglasses. Any size, colour and style goes, just make sure those lenses are peaked, baby! Opt for a black or tortoiseshell frame for a timeless classic, or why not go for a fun ‘n’ frivolous print? LOVE!

Daisy dukes Make like those beauties on the other side of the pond and exude some Cali cool with a pair of Daisy Dukes. Denim shorts were made for trips abroad and they look amazing with a slouchy jersey, crop top, knit or army jacket ñ pretty much anything! Be it shorter-than-short hotpants or a pair of quirky indie-inspired frayed, anything goes this year!

Beach cover-up Do not overlook your beach cover up this year; there is plenty to get excited about on the amazing British high street, from sport-luxe inspired numbers to adorable retro-cute two pieces.

Midi lengths Forget the maxi, this summer is all about the midi length (but you knew that already, right?). Look out for waterfall skirts for a little leg-baring sexiness, perfect for a red-hot night on the tiles. The pleated or A-line midi is also still bang on trend for your holiday this year – just team with a bralet or slouchy band tee for head-turning glamour in the sweltering heat.

Soft tailoring This season’s feminine tailoring is utterly gorgeous for a holiday evening look. Ditch the blazer and team beautiful tailored trousers in soft pastels with a slouchy vest or lightweight blouse. For major style points, couple with a pair of metal-capped pointed heels.

Summer’s hottest holiday mini-trends

These mini trends will turn up the heat on your vacation (even if youíre just planning a staycation in Blighty!) Don’t forget : Cut-outs, Chunky bangles, Pastels and neons, Florals and fruit prints, Lace, Embellishment and Tribal and animal prints.

Author: Guest Post contributed by Jodi Lawler from Cafe La Moda, where you can find lots more holiday fashion tips and the latest in holiday swimwear from bikinis, tankinis, swimsuits and sarongs.

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