Holiday fashion haul – part 1

With so many shops on the high street, and retailers online, it’s hard to know where to start when it comes to looking for your holiday wardrobe. So I’ve compiled my Insta-wardrobe into one handy little blog post – there’ll be a few surprises in here, so stay tuned!

shop the bikini

UK Swimwear

I’d never heard of UK Swimwear before this month, but they have a huge range of… well, swimwear, obviously!! It was nice to see a diverse range of styles, and I opted for a super cute bandeau bikini with a bit of a nautical feel. The price point was a little more than I’d usually spend on a bikini but it was definitely worth the money – the material felt great and it was the most supportive bandeau I’ve ever worn.

New Look

New Look is always one of my favourites – and the quality never disappoints. As a shortie, I’m a big fan of the Teen section – and this yellow jumpsuit is cheap and cheerful, and very comfortable when you’re eating a buffet dinner! This linen dress is so gorgeous and the sandals were worn almost every evening. They go with everything!

shop the outfits

shop the playsuit


I love Topshop and this floral playsuit is the cutest!! (Although, undoing 5 buttons every time you need a wee is NOT the best thing!)

Boux Avenue

Boux is another great place for swimwear, and shopping using your bra size helps to get a more supportive fit. I love all three of these bikinis but I think the red has to be my favourite as it’s giving me ALL the Baywatch vibes!

shop the pewter bikini
shop the red bikini
shop the embroidered bikini



I’m a big fan of Primark, and they always have some style steals! You do have to go in with a very focused mind though, otherwise you end up buying tons of random stuff! Unfortunately you can’t order online, so make sure you pop into the store to find these items! This floral playsuit is gorgeous and so easy to wear and this “One of a kind” crop vest is my new favourite top!!

*This post contains some sponsored or gifted items, and contains some affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

Ali Hemsley
Ali Hemsley

Ali is a 24 year old lifestyle blogger. She combines her advocacy and awareness work for chronic illness and mental health with her love for fashion. You can follow Ali on social media @alihemsley

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