I’m pretty sure that the second the clock strikes midnight, and hits June the sun will come out and summer will be in full swing, am I right? Even if my predictions aren’t totally accurate, judging by my Instagram feed and the cool turquoise hues and white washed Grecian walls that are currently taking over it- holiday season is definitely underway, hooray! I may be indulging in a city break opposed to a beach holiday this year, but that hasn’t stopped me getting excited by bikinis, ice creams and the beautiful seaside (British, or not).
So, in celebration with Forever 21‘s kick-ass summer collection, I’ve teamed up with the brand to bring you one of my favourite looks- featuring the cutest and comfiest summer shoes I’ve encountered thus far and an adorable gingham dress to boot, and some pool packing ideas to help kick off some inspiration if you’re lacking some on these grey days! With the brand celebrating weekend getaways, poolside style, statement summer shoes and everything in between with their latest collection- you’d be hard pushed to pay a visit to their site (or instore, where I discovered some of these gems) and leave without a bit of a bulging basket- just don’t blame me when your suitcase is a little overweight!
Dressing for the beach needn’t be as scary as a small bikini and a towel to cover up yourself a la Bridget Jones getting out of bed. Thankfully with the denim button up being the equivalent of a bloody good pair of shorts, this midi number is the perfect partner for a pretty print bandeau and some sliders- and makes it perfectly wearable for a day at the great British seaside too. Paired with a wide brim hat, some Hepburn-esque shades and a camera to snap everything on- you’re good to hit the beach, just don’t forget the SPF!