With summer upon us, I thought it would be a good time to put together a summer holiday essentials list to make packing that little bit easier. I've picked out some of my favourite items that would be great to take away with you to make your holiday perfect.
You can't go out in summer without a pair of sunglasses, and I found these Quay 'All My Love' glasses for £40. I first discovered Quay when I took an interest in Pretty Little Liars and noticed Shay Mitchell wearing them since I started following her on Snapchat and have wanted some ever since. They are quite different style to other brands which I like, and you may have noticed I'm easily swayed towards rose gold items.
Even if I wasn't a blogger, I'd still want to take a camera away with me as you can capture some great views and moments of your holiday. There is so much choice when it comes to cameras nowadays and it can sometimes be hard to know where to start. I think for a holiday, I would prefer to have an all in one compact camera that you can throw in your bag when you go out for the day or head down to the beach. This one by Panasonic is the best travel camera I've seen and has some great features for its size. It packs a 1 inch sensor with 10x optical zoom, and can record up to 4k video, which makes it perfect for bloggers and vloggers to capture summer memories. It has a good range of shooting modes and comes with handy features such as WiFi which I know would be very handy.
Holidays are always a good excuse to pick up some new clothing items and I've chosen a couple of my preferred choices. The Topshop Stripe Ruffle Body is a nice summery off the shoulder top that only costs £20 which isn't bad. I'm quite into the denim shorts this summer and love these Topshop Acid Wash Dip Dyed Mom Shorts (£30) which would go well with the body. I like the two tone colour which does give them a nice bright feel. Last on the clothing list are the Miss KG Dream 3D Floral Flip Flops. I don't really own a pair of pretty sandals and I'm quite keen to add some flat ones to my shoe collection. The design is rather girly with the flower decoration, which is exactly what I want to take away with me on a summer holiday. I know you can get cheaper sandals than this, but for knowing you are getting the high quality that comes with the Kurt Geiger brand, I don't think £40 is too bad.
The last few items are some that you can't forget to throw in the suitcase. Presuming you will be going somewhere with a beach or pool, a towel is an essential item to take. I do have quite an obsession with cute themed things, and this beach towel from John Lewis is right up my street. I love the watermelon pattern with a bright and summery colour to the towel which is perfect, and is only £15. I know this might not be an essential, however on the topic of cute items, I couldn't resist including this cup from New Look, and it's a steal at only £6.99. Just think about heading down to the beach or the sunbed by the pool and wanting a proper cup to keep your drink cool rather than one of the disposable cups you get from the bar.
Something else to include to make sure you cant take all the important things out with you is a bag and thought this was a great fit for the summer look. It's £85 from River Island and I love the fringing and patterns on it, and there is still enough space to fit plenty of things in. Last item on essentials list is the cute little luggage tag from Skinny Dip and its only £6. It would be a little something to add to your bag so it makes it easier to find when collecting it.