Nothing beats a summer holiday. Wild weeks full of fun, sun, sand and the occasional romance – what’s not to love? You may inspire jealously when you return home with a tan, but the key to looking good whilst you’re on holiday is all in the preparation. This summer, look your best with this ultimate holiday checklist.
Pick the right swimsuit
The key to picking the right swimsuit is knowing which body shape you are. Different swimwear styles suit different figures, so have a think about whether you’re athletic, curvy, apple-shaped or long and lean. Whatever your shape, this season be sure to full of fun, so opt for bright and bold colors, fun prints and plenty of frills.
A beautiful golden tan can compensate for a multitude of sins – particularly if you weren’t as active through the winter as you should have been. But while tans are a glamorous addition to any summer look, golden skin isn’t worth risking your health for. Steer well clear of dangerous solariums, and opt instead for the easiest tan of all – the one that comes out of a bottle. The trick to fake tanning is all in the application process, so be sure to get rid of any dead skin by exfoliating thoroughly before you apply. Make sure you select a brand that offers different shade strengths. This way, you can gradually build up to the right shade after a few applications.
Best foot forward
For many of us, summer holidays traditionally mean chucking on your favorite pair of flip-flops. If that’s the case, your shoe closet might need a bit of a makeover. This season, why not opt for a shoe that’s glamorous, without compromising on comfort? Wedge sandals are a feminine and flattering choice of footwear, comfortable enough to throw on for a trip to the beach. Keep an eye out for super cute styles, with added bows or animal prints. If you’re planning a night out, slingback styles are a perfect balance between a high heel and a casual summer look.
Having the right accessories makes summer holidays a more stylish affair – not to mention a lot more comfortable:
Sunglasses are perfect for protecting your eyes against the glare, as well as adding a chic finish to any poolside outfit.
Summer scarves are perfect as headbands for when the beach hair look gets a little messy.
Sun tan lotion is a must have purchase. Make sure the summer tan doesn’t turn into unflattering sunburn.