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Holiday Fashion Blog

July 2021

While the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns left many of us homebound, thankfully, it’s finally staycation and vacation time for lots of us! Whether your heart and mind are itching to rush to a sandy beach or a new city to enjoy some down-time, we hope these holiday fashion picks from @josiesmithmedia will ignite your wanderlust! Mastering your holiday packing list and pulling together your best #minibreak outfits can be tricky, especially when it feels like we’ve all been living in the same few pairs of joggies forever – but here @forgeshopping our fantastic selection of retailers, and current enticing seasonal sales mean it’s easy to be inspired in a very affordable manner – happy shopping/packing!

JD SPORTS adidas Originals Palm Swim Shorts @ £38.00

Step up your swimwear game with these men’s Palm Swim Shorts from adidas Originals in Blue, only at JD. Made with fast-drying recycled materials and featuring 2 side pockets, these swim shorts are a must-have for summer. With a contrasting yellow Trefoil logo pattern and adidas’ classic 3-Stripes down the side. Machine washable, model is 6’0″ and wears a size medium. Care & Material 100% Recycled Polyester. Product Code: 16185459/450312)

WARREN JAMES Swarovski® Crystals Anklet WAS £35.00 NOW £19.00

Stylish and very pretty, this diamond cut link chain anklet will add a splash of sparkle whenever worn. It’s perfect for poolside posing! Fitted with a 4cm extender for comfort fit. (Length: 22cm, Extender: 4cm. Product code : JBLT015)

QUIZ Lilac Floral Midi Dress @ £39.99

This floral print, puff sleeve dress with a sweetheart neckline is also available in the #quizcurve range. It’s a super-flattering length and shape and has a lovely, dreamy summer feel to it, with its vintage flower print. (Length: 115cm approx. Model Height 5′ 8” Model wears UK 8. 100% Polyester, Lining: 97% Polyester 3% Elastane, cool hand wash with mild detergent. Product code #00100030571)

PEACOCKS Womens Shorts Womens Brown Leopard Print Cycling Shorts @ £7.00

These cycling shorts will make a versatile addition to your summer/holiday wardrobe. In a cool leopard print, with a comfortable elasticated waist, these versatile shorts are ideal for activewear, casualwear, or wearing under a skirt or dress. (Product code: 4900668-D03, cotton 95%, elastane 5% and they’re machine washable.)

ADAPT @ ASDA Unisex Black Floral Shirt @ £16

ADAPT is a premium men’s fashion range made using low-impact, sustainably sourced materials, process, and wash treatments. This eye-catching abstract floral print short sleeved shirt has a button fastening front. (Fabric composition: 100% Viscose, lightweight weave *Responsibly sourced viscose – responsibly sourced viscose comes from protected forests. For every tree cut down, another tree is planted in its place.)

BON MARCHE Pink Ruched Front Swimsuit @ £20.00

Searching for flattering and feminine swimwear? Look no further than this vibrant swimsuit. It has a full ruched panel down the front with tummy control lining underneath that helps to streamline your silhouette. The cups are lightly padded and shaped to follow your curves, while the straps are a little bit thicker than average to give you plenty of support. It also comes in a block hue which is rich yet versatile. Layer yours with a patterned sarong and add a floppy beach hat for good measure. (Material: Main: 80% Nylon, 20% Elastane, Lining: 100% Polyester, Mesh: 85% Nylon, 15% Elastane, Product Care: Machine Washable. Product Code: 171701)

JD SPORTS Tiger King Tee @ £25.00

Freshen up your summer ‘drobe with some heat from the Swoosh in this men’s Tiger King T-Shirt from Nike. In a clean white colourway, this standard-fit tee is made from ultra-soft cotton for all-day comfort. With a crew neckline and short sleeves to complete the classic cut, this tee is topped off with a Tiger King graphic on the chest. Machine washable, model is 5’11” with a 38″ chest and wears a size medium. (Care & Material 100% Cotton. Product Code: 16184968/458039)

KIRKWOOD OF SCOTLAND Brown Check ‘Neverfull’ Tote Bag with Clutch @ £30.00

This bag completely sold out during Kirkwood’s launch and they’re delighted to have it now back in stock. A roomy bag for the beach or poolside, this classic designer-inspired print tote is big enough for all your everyday essentials – make-up bag, purse, phone, beach towel etc. It’s also available in Black/Grey.