Dress – Frank and Faith
Shoes – Geox
Bag – Stella and Dot
Last week I went on a lovely holiday to Calabria, Italy. We stayed at the Club Med Napitia resort which was a totally amazing place. A beautiful beach, flowers everywhere, loads of activities to do including exercise classes, sailing, archery and tennis, shows and dancing every night, really delicious food and drink and really amazing staff that made us feel incredibly welcome. I was really sad to come home!
Of course with so much going on, I didn’t manage to get many outfit photos except the one above. The clutch bag was a birthday present from my friends at work. I had never heard of Stella and Dot but was really pleased to see on their website that they have a very comprehensive social responsibility policy. All of the clothes that I wore apart from the bag, a new bikini and pair of flipflops were clothes that I have had for a number of years and have been featured on this blog multiple times which got me thinking about holidays and buying less.
Every year when I go on holiday there is a strong temptation to buy new clothes. Not sure why the temptation to buy clothes for holiday is so great as the summer in the UK seems to be fairly short and holiday only usually last a week or two. I do usually manage to rationalise and stop myself from buying lots of clothes for holiday so I thought that I would share a thoughts and ideas on buying less and sustainably for holidays.
- Pay slightly more for high quality summer clothes that will last for years to come.
- Avoid very on trend looks that are likely to look ridiculous in a years time.
- At the end of the summer, wash, iron and carefully pack away summer clothes with moth balls/ repellent to stop them getting eaten.
- Have a full review of what I have before buying anything new as it is easy to forget when you haven’t worn it for a year.
- Sustainable fabrics are particularly good for summer as organic cotton and bamboo are breathable and cool to wear.
- Look out for fair trade accessories also often features intricate embellishments and are great for adding a bit of colour and interest to a summer wardrobe.
What do you think? Do you find yourself buying lots of new clothes for holidays? Do you have any tips to buy less?
Here are a few of my holiday instagrams
With warmest wishes