Sunday, 29 March 2015

Spring's Holiday Must-Haves!

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As Easter approaches so does the Spring half term; the perfect time to jet away on a relaxing holiday.

Whether that be a chic city break in Paris or luxurious beach holiday in the Maldives, a fashionable wardrobe is always a must for this time of year. And with the pre-summer collections currently in the high street stores, there are plenty of easy and stylish pieces to get you started.

Stripes are a big deal for Spring. Printed on everything from dresses to wedge sandals, this is a big trend for 2015 and can equally look good while relaxing by the pool too. Either way, horizontal or vertical stripes are extremely flattering for any figure, adding height and slimming down silhouettes. Head to Zara, wear they have an array of lovely monochrome pieces for great prices too. Their stripy crop top - £29.99 - with matching midi skirt would look amazing while strolling on the beach after a filling dinner, and their stripy accessories would also compliment any outfit. For catwalk inspiration, take a look at the Chanel spring 2015 show, in which supermodel Gisele showcased a beautiful striped cashmere cardigan and swimsuit.

After all the pastels seen at Mary Katrantzou, Matthew Williamson and Topshop Unique you can imagine the high street has once again embraced the sugary sweet colours. New Look, Forever 21 and Marks & Spencer all have some wonderful tops, dresses and skirts in for the new season which can be easily dressed up or down with the right heels and bags. Whether it be baby blue, acidic yellow or powdery pink, pastel colours are a must for spring as they always brighten up any outfit, adding that extra flush of colour we need after a miserable winter.

If you are heading away to a hot location, the shops have a small but good selection of bikinis, caftans and swimsuits. Debenhams have a huge range of different bikinis, sombrero hats and beach ready sunglasses in earthy tones as well as more fun colours. While online websites such as Asos and Boohoo have already been stocking up with summer staples with shapes and styles to suit any body shape.

It's hard to imagine even baring a little patch of skin with the current temperatures at the moment, but once on holiday in the sun, it's all about feeling good and wearing lovely, cheerful pieces. It's time to embrace the holiday spirit!