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Holiday Inspiration Part 1 & WIWT Stripes & Ruffles

Morning ladies, if like me you're well & truly on the countdown to your holidays (2 weeks & counting!!) your mind has no doubt started to think about what to pack.  As like previous years I plan on covering what I'm taking together with sharing my daily outfits whilst we're away but in the meantime I thought it would be useful to look at the one item of clothing you wear the most whilst holidaying in sunnier climates.  Yup I'm talking swimwear, a word that most of us women dread in terms of the thought of wearing so little clothing in front of others.  

For most of us I don't think it's ever going to be an item of clothing we're going to feel 100% comfortable in especially those first few days when out bodies feel whiter than white but invest in good quality & timeless classic pieces & it's definitely going to help.  Plus if you love what you're wearing & have confidence that it's not going to slip/move & holds you in where you need it then it's a great start to feeling body confident.  Factor in a cheeky cocktail by the pool & you'll be good to go ;-)

Here's just a selection of the swimwear that's currently catching my eye - from one pieces to bikinis.   I'd advise investing in classic stylish styles that can come out year after year & personally for me I don't think you can go wrong with plain swimwear.  As I prefer to alter my look through accessories & of course it's much easier to disguise if someone else just so happens to be wearing the same costume/bikini if it's plain.

Timeless Swimwear, My Midlife Fashion, Marks and spencer halterneck swimsuit, j crew one shoulder swimsuit, boden crochet trim bikini top, boden crochet trim bottoms, j crew ruched swimsuit, marks and spencer secret slimming twisted front swimsuit, boden scallop bikini top, boden scallop bikini bottoms, marks and spencer twist flat front suit suit, coco bay sea folly kiara busiter bikini top, coco bay sea folly pleated hipster bikini bottom, coco bay wild glam swimsuit, j crew ruched halter neck swimsuit, cocobay seafolly kiera bustier bandeau bikini top, coco bay seafolly twist band hipster bikini bottoms, j crew scalloped v neck swimsuit

Then moving onto beach cover ups & kaftans.  Again it's best to keep them simple & timeless & lets face it you're never going to go wrong with whites or blacks with some lace/broderie/embroidery detailing.

Beach Cover Ups, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, Next cut out embroidered kaftan, coco bay embroidered white kaftan, marks and spencer embroidered kaftan, hush smocked kaftan, coco bay white cut out kaftan,  topshop crochet trim sundress, topshop oversized beach shirt, coco bay aztec kaftan

Back to today & I'm bringing out a new purchase that I just couldn't resist.  Sometimes the simplest of outfits are all in the detail aren't they & I don't seem to be able to resist a frill or two at the moment!

Blouse - Topshop
Belt - The White Company
Jeans - Zara
Sandals - Marks & Spencer

Frills & Stripes, My Midlife fashion, shop my style, topshop stripe ruffle blouse, l k bennett thea bow detail pumps, jigsaw portobello turn up jeans

Blouse - Topshop £30
Jeans - Jigsaw £89
Ballet Pumps - L K Bennett £135

So ladies what's your thoughts on swimwear?  Do you see anything to tempt you?  Or are you totally ready & on the countdown till you can break out your new or tried & tested faithfuls?  I can certainly vouch for the quality of the pieces from Coco Bay, a brand I was lucky enough to work with last year & who have kindly sent me some new pieces for our summer holidays this year that I can't wait to wear (see here).  In fact if you're still needing a few summer pieces the discount code of MID20 is still valid on all orders on their website so if you are tempted, now's a great time to give them a try & make a great saving.

Have a lovely day & I'll see you tomorrow.

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  1. Wow lovely kaftans / beach cover ups 😀 I wish I'd seen this before I went away , I definitely would've invested in one ! Xx

  2. Thanks Karen, there are so many gorgeous kaftans around at the moment we really are spoilt for choice. I'm trying to tell myself I don't need any new ones but am seriously temtped :-0
    Hope you're having an amazing holiday & safe travels home.
    Jane xx


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