Mykonos SS16: What to wear on holiday!

Despite only having a small hand luggage allowance for my trip to Mykonos, I still managed to cram in a rather mammoth amount of outfits. I’m not sure what it is about holiday packing but I tend to prepare for the fact that I will probably be changing 4+ times per day, plus a bit extra. I’m pretty sure I’m not alone (well, I hope not).

I do really need to refine my packing skills – because I did once arrive to a holiday destination (luckily only for a few days) with 6 t-shirts, 10 pairs of socks, 5 pairs of underwear and two pairs of sandals (nope, not even a toothbrush but I did have one of those extremely handy multi-use-plug adapters – although no cables) – but for my latest trip, my overzealous stuffing-items-into-a-case-and-forcing-it-shut somehow managed to work.

I totalled a rather ridiculous 10 outfits for the duration of my trip – and thought to showcase this, I’d put together a little lookbook (rather than boring you with various outfit pictures – trying desperately to describe my dress as more than ‘pretty and flattering’ but really, just loving it and hoping others do too). I thought it might inspire some additions to your ever growing holiday wardrobe too, so without further ado, here’s what I wore…. 

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Frill DressNext

ShoesMissguided

JewelleryJewelleryBox 

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‘Scarlet Starlet’ Red BikiniBahimi 

White Kimono – Bahimi

White off the shoulder topRevolve

Black shortsGRLFRND @ Revolve 

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Sandals Next

SwimsuitAsos

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SwimsuitRiver Island

Black SkirtRiver Island 

Co-ordBsb

White dressNext 

My go-to style on holiday tends to be a bit boho – but all in all, very relaxed. I don’t like feeling too ‘over-done’ during the day because anything too fussy can leave you feeling a bit hot and bothered. But in the evenings, I do like dressing up in something fitted and feminine, while still maintaining a relaxed summer almost-festival-vibe.

Mykonos, as I’ve touched upon in previous posts, is quite breezy so I’d opt to bring light outerwear for the evening. I mean, you won’t need a full on cashmere jumper, but a denim jacket or a thin blazer would definitely suffice (and you’ll appreciate it once the sun sets!).


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A big thank you goes to my mum, who kindly took all of the above photographs – and got all professional on me towards the end of the trip (definitely the next Annie Lebovitz). Much to the bewilderment of several sunbathers, we re-shot the pool ones about 20 times trying to hunt for the perfect lighting – and so I applaud her patience (even though our cocktails were quickly melting!).

I know from a blogger’s perspective, these photographs look effortless (well maybe not mine, but others) but there’s usually about 400 un-used photographs, usually of me scowling behind the camera at the awful lighting or funny angle. It’s not all as glamorous as it looks – I promise!

Are you jetting off anywhere nice soon? Have you made any summer purchases – I’d love to know (I’m off again soon and always hunting for outfits!)

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