Thursday, 15 February 2018

How to pick the perfect swimsuit or bikini

As you may have guessed, I’m always planning my next trip abroad. I’m soon off to Dubai to visit one of my best friends and when thinking about holiday outfits, swimsuits and bikinis are often the first thing I pack. The feel of sand in your toes and the clear blue sea is what we all long for during the cold winter months in the UK. But when shopping for your perfect swimsuit, I’ve put together some tips to help you find your most flattering fit.

Pick your style

There are so many types of swimsuits, from backless to strapless, and there’s one to suit everyone. Browse all of the different styles, try them on and take your pick. The most important thing is being comfortable in whichever you choose. Personally, I always go for strapless swimsuits as it means I don’t get tan lines on my shoulders and I find the strapless ones the most flattering on my figure. Plus, this green swimsuit has extra details such as lace panelled sides, which makes it even more interesting to wear.

Pick your colour

I would usually go for bright coloured swimsuits for my beach holidays, but my friend who I was shopping with in Thailand convinced me to buy this green swimsuit instead. At first I wasn’t too sure, but when I tried it on I loved it! The green tone compliments my olive skin tone well, so don’t be scared to try something different. Equally, if you usually wear dark coloured swimsuits and bikinis, why not mix it up and wear something brighter.


I know I always talk about accessorising outfits, and I think there’s no difference when it comes to swimsuits. From beach necklaces to sarongs, there’s lots of little touches you can add to your beach day outfit. In Krabi in Thailand, I was very minimalistic with this beach look, as I just wore my sunglasses as I was in and out of the sea a lot! But other things I take with me to the beach include a small beach bag and stylish sandals. Sometimes I even wear beach bracelets and necklaces.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

How to achieve the casual chic look

Weekends are the best time to dress down but I still like to ensure I’m dressing up my outfits with key accessories to turn them into 'weekend chic' looks. The fashion brand Tobi recently sent me* these lovely blue denim jeans and I’ve been wearing them on my casual chic days. Read on for how I achieve a classic and stylish weekend look.

Picking your perfect pair of jeans 

I often find it difficult to find jeans that fit me perfectly and the best way is just to try on as many styles as possible. I finally found that skinny jeans suit my figure the best, so now I always shop for that particular style. The jeans from Tobi are perfectly flattering and they have a range of skinny jeans as well as lots of other styles.

A statement top

If wearing trousers or jeans, a standout top can make all the difference when styling a weekend chic look. On this particular day I was going for brunch with friends and then to a museum for the day, so I wanted to wear something appropriate. This gorgeous pink lace top goes so well with the light blue denim, and the bell sleeves are both fashionable and flattering on the arms.


I’m saying it again - you make an outfit with the accessories. I invest in designer accessories as I truly believe they complete your outfit and can make pretty much any look be high end. My favourite Valentino rockstud heels can be worn with anything in my wardrobe, so they’re ideal for a weekend chic look. The detail on them and the nude colour complement the pink lace top. Plus I love the compliments I receive when wearing them!

My brand new Gucci Dionysus handbag made an appearance for my weekend look. I received this handbag as a birthday present and absolutely love it! The flower detail is so eye catching and the clasp is so intricate. It’s also a good size so I can fit everything I need for a day out in London, including an umbrella!

How do you like to dress for a day out at weekends?

*Thank you to the brand Tobi who kindly gifted me this pair of jeans. As always, all views are honest and my own.