Top 5 Fashion Must Haves for Holidays in 2014

Top Five by Panoramic Villas

If you are planning your holiday in 2014 and want some style inspiration check out our top 5 holiday fashion essentials and make sure you are looking great on your sunshine break.

The Day to Night Dress

The Paul Smith maxi dress can be worn both casually during the day and glamorous by night

The Paul Smith maxi dress can be worn both casually during the day and glamorous by night

Space saving when you are packing to go on holiday is always a good thing, so having a dress that you can cover up with in the daytime and dress up for the evening is essential. Kate Moss is an expert at adding chunky jewellery to casual dresses and kaftans and turning them into glamorous evening wear. We love this Paul by Paul Smith maxi dress (£145 from ASOS.com.) It is bright and fresh and can be worn simply with flip flops for a casual daytime look or dressed up with gold jewellery, sparkly sandals and a dash of lipstick in the evening.

Statement Sunglasses

Look cool in these 'Franz' frame black sunglasses

Make a statement with these ‘Franz’ frame black sunglasses

If you want to make an impression on your holiday in 2014 you have to have a pair of statement sunglasses. Retro looks were big last year; cats eyes, Lennon inspired round frames and bright colours were the name of the game and this looks set to continue. You can be quirky and stylish if you just find the right frame for your face. Jeepers Peepers make on trend eyewear at really affordable prices so you can try out different styles without breaking the bank. The ‘Franz’ frame is just £16 and it looks cool on men or women. Give them a try!

Retro Swimwear

Tropical 50s style waisted bikini bottoms excellent for all shapes

Tropical 50s style waisted bikini bottoms excellent for all shapes

50s style high waisted bikini bottoms look set to be the only style to be seen in this year which is great news if you want to hide your tummy after too much indulgence on holiday! This style flatters all shapes, curvy girls can embrace this Marilyn Monroe-esque shape and if you are waif-like the fuller pants can make you seem more curvaceous. This tropical Topshop number is available in sizes 4 to 16 and costs £34.00.

Denim Shorts

Denim shorts are a great look and are perfect for the day or evening

Denim shorts are a great look and are perfect for the day or evening

Denim shorts have always been a holiday fashion favourite and this won’t be changing in 2014.  This is another great day to evening staple. You can wear them over your bikini in the daytime or add a bright vest and some strappy heels for a cool evening look. For the authentic ‘cut off’ look take a pair of scissors to an old pair of jeans. If you would rather just buy a pair H&M have some great values ones to choose from. These are just £14.99.

Gladiator Sandals

Gladiator sandals by Bertie available in gold, white or tan

Gladiator sandals by Bertie available in gold, white or tan

If you want a sturdy sandal that looks uber cool then the gladiator is the only way to go. You can wear them with floaty dresses for the hippy look or toughen up a pair of denim shorts with them.  They are also great if you like to do a bit of exploring while you are on holiday as they are more hard wearing than your average flip flop! Bertie at John Lewis offer this pair in gold, white or tan to suit all tastes and they are a very reasonable £59.00.

So you have the perfect holiday wardrobe, you just need somewhere sunny and warm to show your summer style off!  Check out our fantastic range of holiday villas in sunny destinations here.

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