Holiday Lookbook

Time to go on holiday, you know you’ve booked hand luggage only as you are trying to save those coins. But you still want to slay as you were born with game. So how do you maximise your wardrobe potential whilst still falling in line with EasyJet’s  anal one bag only hand luggage policy.

 

Number 1: Do your research and plan accordingly

My recent holiday was to Venice , I knew beforehand that it is a city paved with lots of cobbled stoned streets, there is really no point packing 3 pairs of stiletto heels to a place except if you intend to spend the entire time walking like a toddler who is trying on  her mother’s shoes.

Check the weather forecast and pack accordingly.

 

Number 2: Maximise to economise

Mixing and matching items that can be paired to form more than one look. I always bang on about  classics and basics because not only do they help you effortlessly put a look together, they are also great for pairing with almost anything so it means you get more for less which in essence means you save valuable luggage space.

 

Number3: Accessories is the key to not being basic

Hats, scarves, jewellery, all that space you have saved in tip number 2 can be put to great use. Remember my number 1 motto is love the basics but never be a basic bitch 😉 Think of what you might wear and what you will be doing then pack your accessories accordingly.

Day 1

Shorts can be a tricky affair to pull off, too short, can mean things start look tacky very quickly. Too much skin and you have the same palava. The trick is to stick to the rule,  legs or boobs and never both. Backless tops or bodysuits are a fun way to bend that rule.

Venice

 

Holiday lookbook

 

holiday lookbook

Shorts: Zara

Bodysuit: Zara

Hat: Vintage

Laceup Espadrilles: Zara

Bag: Purchased from a market in Morocco

Night time

Shorts are great for summer night time; same rule applies… legs or boobs. I threw on a tshirt then added a silk scarf to make it look a bit more grown up whilst injecting some colour to my outfit.

Short: Same as above Tshirt: Asos Shoes: Christian Louboutin Bag: Zara

 

lookbook

 

lookbook

Shorts: Same as above

Tshirt: Asos

Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Bag: Zara

Day 2

Spending the day in beach meant I spent most of the day in a bikini. Both of this are two separate pieces I purchased as I didn’t want a complete floral two piece set. The gold detail on the bikini bottom helped to give the entire look that extra bit of oomph that I love to have. 

lookbook

Lookbook

Bikini: Ann Summers

Hat: Vintage:

Scarf: Vintage

Sunnies: Danish brand, Han Kjobenhavn

Night time

 It was time for my little black dress to make an appearance as we were heading to a very upmarket restaurant for dinner. This lace mesh dress from Asos was the perfect dress as it showed just the right amount of skin and helped to keep things modest. 

lookbook

lookbook

lookbook

Dress: Asos

Slip: Debenhams

Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Bag: Zara

Day 3

By the third day, I was truly inspired by Venice and its air of romance . 

holiday lookbook

holiday lookbook

Holiday lookbook

Dress: United Colors of Beneton

Lace up espadrilles wedges: Mango

Scarf: Vintage

 Bag: Same as above

Night time

Carrying on with the romantic theme this Grecian inspired dress was perfect as it was everything I like a dress to have. Comfortable, effortless and classy. Perfect dress to end what had been an epic holiday 

holiday lookbook

lookbook

Dress: Mango

Lace up Espadrilles: Mango

Bag: Gharani Strok

Other than my vintage hat getting blown off on a boat ride on our way back to the island, I had a ton of fun playing dress up in Venice and having to think Out of Barbara’s Box to put some of these looks together. Let me know if I should do more similar blog post. I am toying with doing a work wear lookbook… Anyway, until next time lovelies, stay slaying xoxo

barbara

Fashion for me must always contain a mix of individualism, character and an element of fun... My blog is the platform at which I can engage in two of my favorite things I.e. writing and fashion

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2 Discussion to this post

  1. Biki says:

    So first of all YES! to a workwear lookbook! Its hard to pick out my favourite outfit in this post, but its gotta be the UCB red dress, the nude accents make it tres chic. You mos def have nailed the art of packing when going on EasyJet and look at me paying for extra luggage on the airline like a chump. Bisous

  2. barbara says:

    Thank you Hun
    Haha I have duly vowed never to step foot aboard there cattle like planes. (Rolls eyes and flutters lashes whislst simultaneously pouting) ok I will need a rather willing photographer to bring my idea for a work look book to life. It will however get done just for you 🙂 xx

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