Late Summer Holiday Style

With the last bank hoilday of the year just around the corner, and with many people opting for a late Summer break, Summer holiday packing and wardrobes are still a hot topic of conversation. But with more people opting to travel hand luggage only in order to avoid the extra charges and the long waits at the baggage carousel, savvy packing and versatile pieces have become more important than ever.

Derbyshire based David Nieper are a fashion company who understand this. With a collection that is fiercely ‘Made in Britain’, both designed and created in Derbyshire, the company has worked hard to create pieces for a travel collection that are multi-functional, and non-crease (no need to pack that travel iron). Add in the fact that they are elegant style classics and you get pieces that will serve you for vacations for years to come.

Here are some pieces from the current travel collection that caught my eye.

The Uncrushable Jersey Dress

Uncrushable Jersey Dress £115

Uncrushable Jersey Dress £115

This dress is a total no-brainer. This is a soft, stretch jersey that will not crease – it can literally be scrunched up and thrown into your case. This dress comes in two lengths, but, for me, the maxi length is classic elegance. It would work for both day, with some toe post sandals, or evening, teamed with a strappy sandal and silver jewellery.

The uncrushable skirt

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Uncrushable Crepe Skirt £89

Another great holiday piece. White is always a great choice when you have a suntan, and, as you can see from the picture, this skirt can serve you well worn over your swimsuit for a bit of sightseeing. Add a silky camisole in classic black for a retro monochrome look that will hark back to all those chic 1950s Riviera looks.

The Essential Soft Jersey Vest

Essential Soft Jersey Vest £69

Essential Soft Jersey Vest £69

I love this piece – it would go with everything, from Capri pants to a pencil skirt, or just worn casually with cut off jeans. The straps are so perfect for actually covering your bra straps, and this is also double fronted to avoid see-thru moments. Just a total hero piece.

Luxury Swimsuit

Luxury Swimsuit £89

Luxury Swimsuit £89

This super glamorous swimsuit is the height of poolside glamour, but is also totally sensible. The design is perfect for covering up ‘jelly belly’ as the draping is super flattering, whilst the legs are classic cut. You could easily add a skater skirt or a pair of shorts over this for cocktails at the poolside bar.

Pure Silk and Cotton Kaftan

Pure Silk and Cotton Kaftan £149

Pure Silk and Cotton Kaftan £149

A beautiful silk kaftan is a versatile piece that has had a real surge in popularity in 2016. This is thanks to fashionista’s like Rihanna, who have shown that they can be a cool and stylish choice for City wear as well as for the traditional beach cover up.

What do you pack in your hand luggage only case?

 

Reviewed – Lacey Burnout Kaftan from Boux Avenue

My second review from Boux Avenue moves away from the lounge wear and sleepwear of the last review, and instead looks towards my summer holidays. This review is concerned with a piece I fell in love with the minute I saw it online, and then loved even more when I saw it in the flesh. The only problem was choosing which colour I liked best!

The Lacey Burnout Kaftan from Boux Avenue is a beautiful holiday cover-up. It comes in white and black, and a glorious raspberry shade of pink.  I totally loved the pink, and am still really tempted to get it, but I opted for classic white, a colour I love to wear in Summer, and a choice that would go well with all my swimwear.

Lacey burn out kaftan £28.00 click to visit Boux Avenue

Lacey burn out kaftan
£28.00 click to visit Boux Avenue

Lacey burn out kaftan £28.00 click to visit Boux Avenue

Lacey burn out kaftan
£28.00 click to visit Boux Avenue

The first thing I want to say about this item is just how soft the fabric is, it feels delicious. It has a semi circle pattern on it which means it isn’t as see-through as some cover-ups can be. The sleeves are a flattering length, and there is a drawstring which sits just under the bust to give an empire line to the kaftan.

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Kaftan Boux Avenue
Necklace Wallis (past season)
swimsuit George at Asda (similar here)
Sandals Matalan

DSCN7594[1]The bat-wing sleeves and the length of this kaftan mean that this is an item I would happily wear when having a beachside lunch without feeling seriously undressed. It is a lovely, feminine piece and will be easy to pack, the fabric (72% polyester 28% polyamide) is the sort that doesn’t crease, so it will come out of your case fresh and ready to wear. It is also machine washable, so when you return from hols, and this is covered in sand, you can simply through it in the washing machine.

DSCN7595[1]Boux Avenue would not have been my first port of call when I was shopping for beach wear and cover-ups, but I have been really impressed with the quality and style of this product.

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