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Holiday wardrobe - help needed please

(9 Posts)
NoHank Wed 08-May-13 14:24:18

We are going to Menorca at the end of this month. I have finally got round to going through the very few summer / holiday items I have and realised they are very lacking. Some of them I wore on my honeymoon which is 10 years ago this September.

So I am going shopping next weekend but I have no idea of what I should be buying or what people are wearing. I am 38 so not sure about rocking a playsuit but I definitely need some basics to keep me going. Also I am on a budget so whatever I get will need to last me through the summer months here too. I can't afford to buy things that I will only wear on holiday. So what would be your holiday staples be and where should I be looking to buy them for a reasonable price, thanks

DrGoogleWillSeeYouNow Wed 08-May-13 15:28:32

Menorca won't be too warm of an evening at this time of year so these are surprisingly really nice, especially in white or navy. They've washed really well. I wore the navy ones on Monday with a white vest (less than £5 from H&M I think) and a scarf and took a little cardigan out with me for when it got chilly.

NoHank Wed 08-May-13 16:05:51

Oh I have a lovely pair of white pants already so have a start. So I can pick up some vest tops too easily enough.
I never thought about it being cool in the evening so will look out for a little cardigan too that will go with most things, thanks

TerraNotSoFirma Wed 08-May-13 16:29:53

Tell us what you have already, That you want to keep.
Maybe we can suggest things to add to what you already have.

scarlet76 Wed 08-May-13 17:27:54

Swimsuit, shorts, vests, cotton sundress, flipflops, pumps, hat, sunglasses

White jeans, blue jeans, Ts and cotton blouse top, maxi dresses, cardigan, sandals and wedges.

NoHank Wed 08-May-13 17:50:20

Terra I have so little my DM joked today I would be able to take it all in a carrier bag, and she isn't wrong.

I have gone through again and discarded a few items that were really old or I just did not feel comfortable in at all and was only holding on to as I had nothing else.

So I am left with a pair of long white cotton trousers which I do really like and are quite smart and a pair of cream linen trousers. A pair of cut off white ones which are ok for the day. One black flowery maxi dress that I only got last year and still like. No tops to speak of at all. No bikinis or beach wear either. The bra thread has been a life saver but I am struggling finding bikini's in my size in regular shops (34FF)
I also have a couple of skirts but again I am holding onto them as I had nothing else rather than really liking them or wanting to wear them.

I have a pair of black flip flop style sandals but no evening footwear.

scarlet Thank you. I have started a list. I am going shopping this weekend. I am dreading it already, mainly because I am bound to see loads of things I like and can't afford

DrGoogleWillSeeYouNow Wed 08-May-13 18:21:20

If you're a 34FF then you really need to invest in a fantastic bikini from somewhere like Bravissimo, it'll be expensive but worth it and it will last a good few years. I've got one that's about 5 years old now and still ok.

NoHank Wed 08-May-13 20:33:36

I agree about the bikini. I know it's more of an investment. I'm hoping there'll be lots more holidays to come smile

But I'll definitely need to budget on the rest. Money is a bit tight at the moment unfortunately

JamEyelid Wed 08-May-13 20:55:36

Fat Face have a sale on at the moment. I got a cotton dress and t shirt yesterday. May be something on there?

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