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Smart Buys for your Holiday Wardrobe

Space and weight is pretty precious when you’re going away, so we know how important it is to pick stuff that’s really easy to wear so you can shove it on and get exploring! (Or chilling out in the shade with a massive margarita – whatever floats your boat).

 

We’ve picked a couple of our favourite items – for guys and girls – that’ll help you look and feel amazing no matter how you choose to style it….

 

The Funky Fringed Tunic £32.95

 

As modeled by the gorgeous Melissa above, it looks great with a pair of white jeans, statement necklace and a pair of heels for an exotic summer evening…

 

 

 

 

Team with a pair of funky embroidered shorts, comfy flip flops and a casual shoulder bag and you’re ready for whatever the day can throw at you.

 

 

 

If you’re off somewhere a bit cooler or out exploring our gorgeous English countryside, the funky fringed tunic is awesome for layering up and adding a bit of personality to your casual look.

 

 

 

 

The Bikes to Boards Shirt £29.95

 

As modeled by our main man Adam above (who’s either spotted a bar in the distance or a fitty that’s caught his attention) the Bikes to Boards Shirt is a great all-rounder. It’s a suitcase fail safe and looks great for a casual outfit with these Azores shorts, flip flops and cool sunnys.

 

 

 

 

Smarten it up a notch with a classic pair of Slim Joe Jeans, Chelsea Boots and leather belt and your ready for hitting the bars to sample the local beers.

 

 

 

Or to funk up your style a bit more we’d wear it with a pair of laid back ripped jeans, quality leather flip flops and a stylish summer scarf – perfect for a bit of daytime holiday exploring.

 

        

 

 

Where’s your next adventure going to be?

 

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What to pack for him (or if you are him!)

Guys we know holiday packing can be a painful task and ladies it’s sometimes less painful if you just do it all yourself (making sure you have enough space for that extra pair of sandals of course!)

 

So here’s a helping hand to get the guys side of the suitcase looking as slick and organised as the womens’ while at the same time getting all the blokes looking and feeling awesome this summer.

 

 

Check list: 

  • T-shirts
  • Smart shirts
  • Smart Trousers
  • Blazer
  • Jeans
  • Smart shoes
  • Cas shoes
  • Belt
  • Underwear
  • PJs
  • Socks

 

 

Our top picks: 

 

 

Things you don’t think about, but that you need

  • Toiletries
  • Plane tickets
  • Driver’s license
  • Passport
  • Charger and adapter
  • Prescription medicine
  • Book/kindle
  • Surprise present for the Mrs

 

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Bloggers Holiday Picks

Bloggers holiday picks

The holiday season is here and some of our favourite bloggers have been raving about our holiday collection.

Check out their top picks…

 

A Glass Of Alice

Gabrielle opted for the Papagayo Shirt Dress £34.95.

“The colours of the dress are just as vibrant and beautiful as I was expecting, seeing in particular the coral and green shades pop.”

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Read Gabrielle’s full review here.

 

 

Life Is Knutts

Gemma chose the Tremendous Tunic £34.95 in patchwork.

“I am not really a ‘girlie girl’ and I like my darker colours, so this tunic suited me down to the ground. Feminine, without the frills and ruffles.”

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Read Gemma’s full review here.

 

 

Clare Elise Sparkles

Clare went for the Irresistible T-Shirt £29.95.

“I totally love how bright and bold the floral design is and how the sequins beautifully catch the light. Perfect for the Summer.”

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Read Clare’s full review here.

 

 

Fashion and Style Police 

Stella picked pout the Chill Out Dress £34.99.

“Bursting with bright colours and designs, what is there not to love? It is a perfect wardrobe addition this season, and it is also going to be in my holiday wardobe for the year.”

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Read Stella’s full review here.

 

 

Dad Blog UK 

John’s favourite piece was the Biker Floral Shirt £29.95.

“It’s a marvellous fabric and I love the blue detailing on the end of the sleeves.”

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Read John’s full review here.

 

 

Balgarka

Lubka plumped for the Funky Espadrilles £19.95.

“Joe Browns tempted me with these super lightweight funky flats. Made of denim fabric with pretty little floral print, they work so well with the vibrant shades from the same brand.”

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Read Lubka’s full review here.

 

Sarah Splash

Sarah couldn’t resist the Tropical Jersey Pants £34.95.

“I love how soft the pants are, and they come with the most important thing- pockets!”

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Read Sarah’s full review here.

 

 

Tea With Gi

Giana picked the Tamarindo Dress £34.95 in bright.

“This dress makes me feel like I’m ready to sip Mai Tai’s by the beach with my gals.”

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Read Giana’s full review here.

 

 

Arts Mum 

Alejandra’s top pick were the Floral Ribbon Laced Pumps £22.95.

“Well made and stitched, the pattern of the floral and the laces matching wonderfully can fit with any outfit: comfy, cute, with jeggings or skirt, dress or a boho style, they will match everything.”

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Loved By Laura 

Laura picked out the Remarkable Retro Handbag £34.95.

“Not only is it much more affordable but it ups the ante by adding in a cute as a button contrasting floral print and bow to the mix.”

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Read Laura’s full review here.

 

 

A Lovely Style 

Rakel opted for the Halterneck Top £27.95.

“My new halter neck top is inspired by the 50s and it has a beautiful print that combines perfectly with denim and pastel colors.”

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Read Rakel’s full review here.

 

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Ashton selected the Playa Del Coco Dress £29.95.

“Loving this dress!”

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Tilly Eagles

Tobyn fell for the Caesars Palace Sandals £27.95.

“The detailing and trim is a peacock, which is super cute, and it really sparkles in the sunshine! I would recommend these sandals to anyone who is after some glamorous sandals whether it be for a holiday or just an update on a summer wardrobe.”

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Read Tobyn’s full review here.

 

 

Susan K Mann

Susan picked out the Irresistible Tee £29.95.

“This gorgeous unique top has criss-cross shoulder ties, that create a kind of corsage effect. I love the fact it creates a wonderful individual look.”

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Read Susan’s full review here.

 

 

Tea Party Beauty

Hayley chose the Carnival Tunic £39.95.

“If you’re looking to add a pop of colour and style to your holiday, then I would seriously recommend this – no fancy pants accessories needed to make a statement either.”

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Read Hayley’s full review here.

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9 out of 10 of us will bring back unworn clothes we packed for our holiday

9 out of 10 of us will bring back unworn clothes we packed for our holiday

We spend countless hours planning our get-away, researching the best deals, shopping for our essentials and yet we still don’t seem to have mastered the art of packing what we actually want or need to take with us on our travels.

 

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Our survey of over 3,000 people revealed 9 out of 10 of us – 93 per cent – are expected to bring back unworn clothes this summer that never make it out of the hotel wardrobe.

 

So we decided to put together 5 essential packing tips that will save you from wasting valuable space and weight in your suitcase with clothes that should have been left at home.

 

 

Swimwear

The survey revealed 32 per cent of women will pack more than three swimsuits or bikinis for a one week holiday.

Our head buyer Caroline spends much of the year jet–setting the globe looking for inspiration for next season’s collections and has mastered the art of packing like a pro.

She said: “As much as it would be great to have a different swimsuit everyday – most of us probably won’t have room. Two is plenty and you can rotate them around. These mix and match combos are perfect (http://bit.ly/1UHDrhW).

 

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Underwear

There’s nothing worse than pulling out your sexy summer dress you’ve been waiting all year to wear and then having to fold it back up because you packed every bra under the sun, but not the right one to be hidden under the dress.

Caroline suggests: “Pack a staple beige strapless – one you’re really comfortable in – and leave the rest at home. I love this one from Wonderbra at Debenhams .”

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Beach Dress

Most of us know we want a dress that takes us from beach to bar, but in reality it’s hard to find one that does this without leaning too much one way or another.

Caroline recommends: “This floaty and flirty beach dress can be thrown over your bikini during the day and its bold coloured print and handkerchief hem mean with a pair of wedges it creates a striking evening look. Two for the price of one and rolled up will even fit in a pair of your shoes!”

 

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Socks

It’s been ingrained on us since we were small to ‘pack as many pairs of socks and pants as there are days we’re away’ but on a hot holiday this doesn’t apply. Take the pair you’re wearing when you leave and only one extra pair for when you’re coming back.

Caroline says: “If you’re not convinced two pairs is enough a little pot of Dylon Travel Wash is only 99p from Waitrose.”

 

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Shoes

Our holiday footwear is very important to us, with nearly half of women saying if they had any space left in their suitcase – this is what they’d try and cram in some more of.

Caroline advises: “If you’re not one for massive killer heels in the UK you’re probably not going to wear them abroad either. Wedges  and flip-flops – enough said.”

 

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