Spring is in full swing and the summer is just around the corner. If you haven’t already purchased this year’s bikini or swimsuit, then chances are you’ve got an eye on a few options. In celebration of the warmer weather and upcoming summer holidays, I’ve scoured the internet for my top summer vacation fashion picks.
Summer 2013 is all about mid-century retro glam, color blocking, strips and bright and cheery hues.
Starting from the feet up, here are my top picks:
1. Havaianas Top Flip Flops ($18.00 from Zappos)
Havaianas has perfected the quitessential flip flop and infused a bright splash of color into their current line. Offering classic style, quality, comfort and a rainbow pack of colors, it’s a must-have for anyone heading to the beach this summer.
2. FitFlop Due Canvas in Sunflower (also available in Hibiscus and Super Navy, 75 GBP from FitFlop)
When I saw these cute canvas shoes for sale at the mall I immediately fantasized about where them on a Mediterranean cruise, or a Greek island think. Just think how nicely these sunflower cuties would look against the white-washed homes on Mykonos. Ideal for a quick jaunt into town or walking along a beach promenade, these FitFlops are ultra comfortable and also come in Hibiscus (red/pink) and Super Navy (dark blue).
3. Antique Embroidered Kaftan ($76.00 from Accessorize)
This delicate white embroidered kaftan will add a dash a glamour to your summer beach wardrobe. The little white dress is everywhere this year, making this kaftan even more bang on trend. It’s incredibly versatile and would look just as great over a swimsuit as it would for a steamy summer night out.
4. ASOS Stripey Cut About Maxi Beach Dress ($26.60 from ASOS)
ASOS is quickly becoming my go-to clothing outlet. The London-based company scours the globe for hot trends and designs its own pieces accordingly. This stripey maxi dress is casual and bright with a hint of shimmer. I’m packing it next to my embroidered kaftan on my next beach vacation.
5. Feather or Not Scarf ($11.99 from ModCloth)
If there’s any I learned from living in Europe, it’s that scarves are to be worn at all times of the year. This lightweight offering by ModCloth can add a nice pop of color do a bland outfit and a touch of sophistication for a night out.
6. Oh What a Sight Sunglasses ($11.99 from ModCloth)
$11.99 to add some retro glam to my outfit? Yes, please. These super cute, super fun and super mid-century glasses are ueber cool and a great bargain. Pair with a loose fitting blouse, high waisted short and espadrilles for the ultimate mid-century-on-holiday look.
7. San Diego Hat Company XL Brim Sunhat ($44.00 from Zappos)
When it comes to sunhats, I say go big or go home. This extra large and floppy offering by San Diego Hat Company is perfect in so many ways. The ultra wide brim will help protect your face AND shoulders from harmful UV while you look effortless chic. Perfect for lounging on the beach.