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My on the beach wish list

April 6, 2018

I’ve been checking the diary this week and we are 5 weeks away from our ‘summer’ holiday this year and I can’t wait!

The things I always love to buy are the gorgeous swimwear, kaftans and flip flops so I thought I would share my wish list of my on the beach wardrobe.

A straw bag

I have seen some amazing straw bags this season and I can’t wait to buy one, but get in there quick if you find one you like as they’re popular this season!

I love this Pom Pom one from Primark and at £10 it’s a bargain!

For the little ones what about this matching one from Monsoon?


This straw bag from M&S is also gorgeous with the ‘happy’ slogan and detailing.

A cover-up

My on the beach wardrobe wouldn’t be complete without a cover-up of some sort. I love a kaftan with sleeves so I can get a bit of a break from the sun on hot days. It also means I can go from beach to restaurant for lunch and look stylish and smart.


I really like this kaftan from Primark, you could dress it up with some sandals and it would look great with a nice bag and hat.

I also love this kaftan from M&S which can be worn 4 ways, as a dress, sarong or as a kaftan.


Flip flops for around the pool


I love a pair and these pink ones are gorgeous. It’s always so handy to have a pair that you don’t mind going in the sea / getting wet. These are from H&M.

Sandals for the beach to lunch wear

These Spanish leather sandals from So Livi are so comfortable. I have two pairs and they are they perfect holiday shoe. The white leather ones are great for evening wear and these sparkly ones look great around the pool and take you from pool to lunch perfectly.


Swimwear is an important part of my holiday wardrobe, I spend most of the days away in a costume so I always look for something that makes me feel confident, is comfortable, but also looks good.

The days of a bikini are over for me, but I have found there is so much choice in the swimwear market these days and there is something for everyone. I love the idea of tummy control swimsuits, some offer ruching and draping in just the right places and others have firmer control. As a Mummy of two, these will give me a real confidence boost on the beach.

I love this coral swimsuit from Gottex, which has tummy control lining.

A straw hat

I always have to have a straw hat on holiday. I’m not great with too much sun so I love having this for a cover-up, they look pretty good as well! I love this light pink straw hat from H&M which is simple but will look good with all my kaftans whatever the style.

What are you looking for this year? Have you found some amazing ‘on the beach’ holiday essentials?

Sarah x

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