Dom Luis bridge Douro river Porto at sunset

This spring/summer in particular I’ve had a lot of questions on Instagram about my holiday wardrobe and some requests to do a travel style post. I’m no fashion blogger, I’m not what we’d call a young one and I don’t have an unlimited fund when it comes to buying new clothes. I’m assuming that’s why I’ve been asked, it seems a lot of you can relate. It’s taken me a while to perfect my holiday wardrobe and I’m still working on it.

A couple of years ago I realised that I’d dress for my shape, size and style rather than trying to conform to trends and fashion. I’m much more up for a flattering fit than being on the cutting edge of what’s hot and what’s not. Classic styles that I can wear again, rather than looking back at old photos and wondering what the hell I was thinking!

With that in mind, I’ve put together a few bits I’d wear on a city break or week away, inspired by the outfits I’ve been packing over the last few months. Like I said, I buy clothes that’ll literally go the distance, so a lot of the stuff I’ve worn is from previous years and therefore out of stock now. So I’ve created these shopable links below to create a holiday wardrobe that’ll work just as well at home all summer and some pieces that’ll take you into autumn too. Bar some of the sunglasses, I’ve kept everything really affordable, I’m not really into designer stuff or buying things for the name or label.

Most of these pieces are perfect to mix and match and will date well. I’ll keep this shop up to date and share links when I’ve added new items.

For help packing, check out my ultimate list so you don’t forget anything. Plus some absolute holiday essentials I never leave home without!

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