On holiday my style gets way more colourful and outlandish – in London I feel as though you get funny looks if you go brighter than navy. I’ll often be the most colourful person n the tube, wearing cobalt or red in a sea of grey. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not knocking neutrals, my work wardrobe is mainly black, white, nude and navy. And it works. But when you’re in vaycay mode anything goes and you can just have way more fun with fashion.
Last time I went to Bali, my main lament was that I just didn’t bring enough bikinis, so this year I brought about 10… which may have been too many but whatever, I loved them all. I got one special (read: expensive) bikini from independent label Just Sauced, a few cheap sale styles for ASOS and some sporty bikinis from Topshop. H&M are also failproof for swimwear. My body shape doesn’t suit one pieces as my stomach is basically my least-fat body part, so why am I going to cover that up? But I do think a nice swimsuit looks super chic – my friend Emma had a lovely low-cut one.
Ubud market in Bali is amazing for bargains, I picked up loads of lightweight colourful dresses for less than £2 each and some really beautiful patterned sarongs. The sarongs are especially useful and multitasking: as a dress, skirt, shawl, headscarf, handle on a broken bag, beach towel and… sarong. Also I’ve been using them to add colour to my home since I got back.
Anyway, check out what I wore in Bali – what’s your vaycay style?
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