What To Pack For A Stylish Winter Sunshine Break
If you’ve booked a January getaway to Barbados, or you’re spending New Year’s Eve in Brazil, we applaud you for planning ahead to get some winter sun during the bleakest months of the year.
However, with your favourite brands focused on the boots, coats and knitwear of the season, inspiration for beach-to-bar attire may be somewhat lacking at this time of year. But if you’re savvy enough, you can still find some summery gems from November through to March, from asymmetric sundresses to fresh shades and cute swimwear.
Click through to find our style picks for a vitamin D-packed winter break. Just don’t boast about it on Instagram while we’re here battling the cold, okay?
This super sweet French Connection dress ticks the asymmetric and ruffled boxes.
French Connection Delphine Draped One Shoulder Dress, £42, available at French Connection
Mara Hoffman produces the dreamiest of swimwear. We love this colour-blocking swimsuit.
Mara Hoffman Celeste Colour-Block Swimsuit, £260, available at Matches Fashion
Throw it over your bikini on the beach, or pair with a red lip and statement earrings for dancing.
Whistles Lucy Strappy Stripe Jumpsuit, £75, available at Whistles
Cecilie Copenhagen reimagines this scarf print in so many ways through its entire line. We particularly love this pretty ’50s-style dress, though.
Cecilie Copenhagen Open-Back Scarf-Jacquard Cotton Dress, £195, available at Matches Fashion
This doesn’t look high street-bought. Take to markets, beaches, excursions…
Topshop Rafia Zig Zag Shopper Bag, £29, available at Topshop
You can’t go wrong with a polka dot swimsuit.
& Other Stories Polka Dot Swimsuit, £49, available at & Other Stories
The square neck on this Reformation dress is divine.
Reformation Wilder Dress Aberdeen, £164, available at Reformation
Who said sandals had to be boring?
Finery Porlock Silver Tie Detail Slides, £48, available at Finery
We love these Cleo tortoiseshell sunnies for hiding all manner of post-cocktail sins.
Cleo Havana Sunglasses, £177, available at Black Eye Wear
This dress has been a Kitri favourite since the summer.
Kitri Gloria Bardot Midi Dress, £115, available at Kitri
Stella serving up retro swimwear…
Stella McCartney Floral-Print Padded Triangle Bikini Top, £105, available at Matches Fashion
…with cute ’50s high-waisted bottoms.
Stella McCartney Floral-Print High-Rise Bikini Briefs, £90, available at Matches Fashion
This jumpsuit was made for evening strolls by the sea.
Mango Floral Print Jumpsuit, £59.99, available at Mango
You may not be visiting the Great Barrier Reef but with Katie Mullally’s turtle necklace, you can pretend.
Katie Mullally Turtle Charm, £95, available at Katie Mullally
We want to line our wardrobes with Rixo’s printed dresses – this one, featuring high neck and thigh split, is sunset dinner sorted.
Rixo Valerie Dress Red Moonlit Sky, £295, available at Rixo
Charles & Keith have made some of our favourite party shoes this season, but these reflective hiking sandals are just as good.
Charles & Keith Silver Flatform Sandals, £29, available at Charles & Keith
Add Birkenstocks and a basket bag.
Three Graces London Nedda Pintucked Ruffled Cotton-Poplin Dress, £365, available at Net-A-Porter
We love the floral print and insert panel on this ASOS number.
ASOS Curve Riviera Print Supportive Swimsuit With Mesh Insert, £30, available at ASOS
Another asymmetric, courtesy of Monki, in candy-hued blue.
Monki Asymmetric Ruffle Dress In Oooh Baby Blue, £35, available at Monki
Espadrilles are a classic, and this heeled version comes in midnight blue.
CASTAÑER Carina Canvas Wedge, £80, available at Matches Fashion
The lace-up detail on this collaboration makes it a simple but interesting mini.
Solid and Striped + STAUD Arabella Lace-up Cotton-Seersucker Playsuit, £135, available at Net-A-Porter
Does Ganni ever make a dress we don’t want to wear? We’re unbuttoning and throwing over a swimsuit.
Ganni Harley Crepe Shirt Dress, £150, available at Ganni
Pair with a bright red lip and you’re good to go.
Anna + Nina Palm Leaf Silver-Plated Earrings, £53, available at Anna + Nina
The red and pink on this Tibi dress are a dreamy colour combination.
Tibi Two-Tone Silk Crepe De Chine Midi Dress, £660, available at Net-A-Porter
We’re wearing this mellow yellow piece with linen trousers for day and a pleated skirt for evening.
Topshop Gathered Sleeve Bardot Top, £32, available at Topshop
De La Vali is the Kate Moss-approved brand that has us booking a holiday, stat. Grab this birds of a feather-printed number exclusively at Browns.
De La Vali Jolene Bird Printed Ruffle Slip Gown, £425, available at Browns
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