Hi everyone! We are going abroad on holiday as a family for the first time since the addition of dc so am in the process of giving my summer wardrobe a complete overhaul! I am slightly larger than I was before dc but the main issue is that I seem to have developed a vague sense of style (thanks mumsnet!) and wouldn't be seen dead in half the clothes I used to wear! We are also on a really tight budget...I know you lot are up for a challenge!
The clothes and shoes are mainly sorted but I'm coming unstuck with the accessories. Here is what I think I need:
A SUNHAT - The only hat I seemed to own pre-dc was a baseball cap I have seen a couple of sunhats that I like... What do you think? This one from Debenhams this O'Neill one and this animal one
JEWELLERY - I know that it's all about the statement jewellery at the moment but I'm not sure whether I would get too hot wearing big pieces and I'm nervous about tan lines! I just need to get some lightweight pieces don't I? Any recommendations? Where should I look?
BAGS - I have bought an enormous beachbag for the beach but I could do with something for the days that we are sightseeing. At home I use a rucksack but think this might be a bit too hot on my back. It needs to be big enough for all the baby-parafernalia but small enough to be carried around all day without wrecking my shoulder!
Okay that was an essay! Is there anything I have massively overlooked? I am so excited to be going away and really want to look the part too
It's great to have a holiday to look forward too, isn't it?
Large brimmed hats aren't my thing, but I'm sure someone more stylish will be along to comment soon. Have you thought about a woven trilby style - Gap have quite nice one in a funky bright colour and it's pretty good value too.
Gap also have a leather tote bag on sale in a great summery colour - big enough for lots of baby stuff.
ellesabe I think you're right that hat probably wouldn't keep too much sun off your face and neck - I have to admit I'm usually more of a sunnies and sunscreen girl, rather than a hat.
H&M also do really good value (ie. cheap!), on-trend accessories, bags etc. Here's quite a simple stylish bag that looks big enough for baby "stuff" and which might go well with that animal hat you've linked to.
This for a statement necklace? Summery colours, but you could easily wear when not on holiday too. Although not sure it's 'lightweight' or good for line-free tanning, but nice for the evenings maybe? [http://www.oasis-stores.com/long-multirope-tassel-necklace/jewellery/oasis/fcp-product/8140185300 This]] might be more lightweight and suit if your style is more boho?