Many of you will be setting off on holiday in the next couple of months. If you’re anything like me, it will be quite a stressful time. Not only are you dealing with all of the usual things with the children, but you are also away from home, possibly in another country, managing hot sweaty children while being hot and sweaty yourself! The last thing on your mind are your own summer fashion essentials!
We haven’t been away as a family yet and so this Summer is the first trip we will be making as a 4. We have decided to stay in the UK this year (I’m so glad as the weather is stunning at the moment!) so we are staying in a caravan for a week about an hour down the road in case of any problems and needing to get home quickly.
We used to enjoy great holidays in the UK when we were little so I’m really looking forward to making some amazing memories with my children however it will only be 7 months since I gave birth to Lottie so I’m not looking forward to getting into my swimwear or beachwear at all! I have been having a quick look online for Summer Fashion Essentials inspiration and here are some of my top finds for those of you who maybe like me, have little ones and just the word bikinis fill you with dread!
So, Swimwear. Let’s face it, when you have had a baby, the last thing you want to be wearing is something that shows off your stomach. I’m quite proud of mine and the fact I have had 2 children, but my tummy still is a little wobbly post-birth, so I recommend going for a tummy control swimsuit. Hide the wobbly bits and flaunt the busty bits!
I have never liked them. I’m not really sure why. They have just never really suited me however in the heat we are experiencing at the moment, the last thing I want to do is sit on the beach with my head exposed so I will be going for a large, wide brim hat (a bit Audrey Hepburn style) to keep the sun off!
Another accessory I have never got on with, even when driving! I have a few pairs lying around but I really don’t like them! I never know what style suits me or what shape of frames I should be choosing but this year I will be investing in some aviator style sunglasses as they look really cool and are definitely ‘in’.
A great way to cover up on the beach when you’re not hugely body confident is by wearing a sarong. These wrap arounds provide the coverage that you may want as well as keeping you cool and pool-ready at a moment’s notice!
The last item of clothing that is really useful when on holiday is a pretty dress. Maxi dresses are great to cover (very) pale legs and knee length what I would call, throw on dresses keep you cool and covered in the heat while checking out the nearby shops or grabbing some food.
So, I hope my little selection of Summer Fashion Essentials gives you some inspiration as to what to pack for you summer trip this year. I’m looking forward to spending some time with the girls (and Mario) in the pool and at the beach so look out for some updates from us on social media over the coming weeks.
Disclaimer: I was sent a voucher in order to write this however my selection, views and opinions are honest and my own