I've started compliling my holiday wardrobe this week, with a couple of sneaky seasonal sale purchases online, but I must say, I am struggling. When I prep for going on holiday, I always have this fantasy of wearing a perfect outfit everyday, something that will look classic in the photos and the provision of which would allow me an extended period of holiday hysteria. It has something to do with being in a different country, so far away from my usual drab self and my same-old, same-old wardrobe choices. For two weeks, I can be bright and shiny and new.
The likelihood of me organising and packing at least 14 premeditated sets of clothing, however, with extra shoes and accessories, is approximately zero percent. Factor in the warning I've been issued about the size of my suitcase (as in, 'please remember there are also 3 other people who need space in the car to breath') and this daydream of mine is looking less and less likely.
With this the situation, surely a suitcase of seven standout outfits is feasible? So far, in my excitable mind's eye, this is what the first two to look like. Espadrilles, check. Denim pinnafore, check. Jade-green wedges and an imperial yellow shift dress? Already added to my pre-holiday birthday list, thank you very much.
Earrings: Miss Selfridge