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Holiday Wardrobe Blog

August 2022

There are certain wardrobe scenarios that require extra thought and planning – and packing a summer holiday suitcase is one of them! You’re not alone if you struggle with creating a getaway wardrobe. But there is a solution to this dilemma, and that’s a holiday #capsulewardrobe. Covering everything from swimwear and sandals to summer dresses and shorts, the secret is packing pieces in your case that work from sunrise to sunset. If you’re the type of shopper who has a ‘holiday clothes’ bag stowed away in a cupboard at home, just remember to try everything on before you head off! Packing by outfits is also a #toptip. It won’t only keep you from overpacking, but it will also save you valuable hours that could be spent in the sun! Here’s a summer holiday #wardrobeedit from @josiesmithmedia with holiday-wear options from some of our fabulous #forgefashion retailers. Bon voyage!

JD Sports – Women’s Birkenstock Arizona Eva Sandals @ £40.00

Step up your summer style with these women’s Arizona EVA Sandals from Birkenstock. In a pale blue colourway, these sandals are made from smooth, durable EVA for maximum comfort. They feature 2 straps to lock you in, with a moulded footbed for a snug fit and grippy rubber tread for essential traction. Finished up with signature Birkenstock branding to the sidewalls. (Product Code: 16492364/516611)

Bon Marche – Tropical Lily Ruched Low Leg Swimsuit @ £25.00

Bring life to your holiday wardrobe with this vibrant BM swimsuit featuring a tropical lily print. To ensure a flattering fit, there is ruched detailing on the front. Wear it with a floaty kaftan or sarong and a sunhat. Look glamorous in your best poolside attire! (Material: Main: 80% Polyamide, 20% Elastane. Mesh: 90% Polyamide, 10% Elastane. Lining: 100% Polyester. Product Care: Machine washable. Product Code: 9001302)

Trespass – Kids Waterproof Parkway Jacke QikPac @ £22.99

This jacket is ideal for a changeable Scottish staycation. Make it a family affair with Qikpac. This kids packaway waterproof jacket offers the same protection as the adult size. Waterproof, breathable and well-ventilated for optimal comfort, the fact it can be packed into a small bag is simply another benefit! Available in various colourways, it’s pictured in colour ‘Green Gecko’. (Weight: approx. 200 grams – including bag. Dimensions once packed in bag: Length – approx. 16cm Circumference – approx. 32cm)

Peacocks – Womens Cream Leaf Print Bardot Midi Dress @ £25.00

This gorgeous cream dress with an all-over leaf print will make the perfect addition to your summer/holiday wardrobe. It features an off-the-shoulder Bardot neckline and 3/4 length cuffed sleeves. (Product code: 4303758-H01. 100% viscose and it’s machine washable.)

River Island – Green Print Jumpsuit @ £69.00

Comfortable enough to wear on a plane and versatile enough to dress up for dinner with a pair of heels or dress down with trainers for daytime, jumpsuits are a great go-to garment for every type of trip! This flattering RI viscose jumpsuit features a V-neck, an elasticated waist, and long sleeves. (Model wears a UK 8 and is 175cm/5’9” tall. Product no: 764821)

George @ Asda – Yellow Vertical Striped Button Up Knitted Polo Shirt @ £14.00

This tee’s collared neckline makes it a slightly smarter holiday option. It’s bright and preppy with short sleeves and button through front fastening. It’s 100% cotton. Gentlemen, remember to pack clothes that work in combinations when you go on holiday. A lightweight shirt works by itself with chinos, or you can wear it as a light jacket on colder evenings.

Primark Co-ord Broderie Anglaise Midi Skirt @ £20.00

You need this broderie anglaise skirt in your summer wardrobe! Trends may come and go, but as far as sartorial summer staples are concerned, broderie anglaise remains constant. It has long been the established sunny-weather uniform among the fashion conscious. French for ‘English embroidery’, it looks just as great paired with jeans, a chunky cardigan, or workman-style boots as it does with sandals and sunnies. (Ref# 991037277002)

Quiz Pink Belted Tapered Trousers @ £29.99

These high waisted, tapered leg trousers are part of a Quiz suit. Bright summer suits make for a versatile clothing choice, as they allow you to have a refined yet casual look that is extremely holiday friendly. It is possible to wear some sharp tailoring without overheating – just remember light colours reflect the sun better than dark ones. (100% Polyester. Cool hand wash with mild detergent.)