What to wear In the South of France for the Yummy Mummys

H&M Chiffon Blouse, £20 | River Island lime green tank top, £10 | H&M long ankle length skirt, £13.99 | River Island Black Mesh Insert Halter neck Body, £16 | Next Buy White Linen Blend Shorts from the Next UK online shop, £16 | F&F for Tesco Chunky platform, £22 | Next Toe post sandals, £20 | Matalan Studded purse, £16 | Dorothy Perkins colorful bangle £15 | New Look Chain necklace, £4 |  Marks and Spencer Round sunglasses, £13 | New Look Stretch belt, £6.99 | Next Buy Animal Dress from the Next UK online shop, £38| Sequin Pashmina | Women | George at ASDA, £8
I recently got asked what items to add to a holiday wardrobe if your a 40+ mother of one on a budget?
Hence the little collage above, also here are a few tips that I find useful and hopefully you will for those holiday wardrobe dilemmas.
  • Before you go on that summer spending spree, check what summer clothing you already have in your wardrobe.  If there are items that you don’t like, don’t fit or damaged beyond repair get rid of them.  Any items that you just don’t like or don’t wear, really think what it is that you don’t like about that item and make a note of the reasons. This will help you not to make the same mistakes when you go on that holiday shop.  Once you have sorted out what to take from your existing wardrobe make a list of what’s missing for your shopping list.  This will help keep clear in your mind whats needed and to match those new items to those already in your wardrobe.
  • Go for separates, and neutral colours that are easy for mixing and layering so that you can get more wear out of them when you are back home
  • Remember maxi skirts can be layer in autumn with tights, boots and jumpers for additional wear for your money and are also stylish and laid back with sandals and a body or cami top in the summer.
  • Buy the best quality sandals you can afford in a classic style that can be worn time after time again.  Think metallics, leather and animal prints that can also be worn after your holidays and still give character and personality to your outfits.
  • Show your personality with accessories in your favourite colours; be as subtle or as flamboyant as you want with them.
  • Invest in a nice leather tote bag for your hand luggage, which looks stylish while wandering around those french markets but is also useful in your everyday wardrobe, you can also throw in a lightweight beach bag and clutch for other occasions.
  • Instead of buying additional kaftans invest in an oversized shirt or borrow one of your partners in a light cotton as a cool, stylish beach coverup, this way you can work it into your post holiday or work wardrobe.
  • Classic swimsuits and bikinis can be worn year after year and be spiced up with jewellery and wraps
  • Check out your local fabric stores for interesting pieces of light fabric that can be worn as a beach wrap/sarong.

Those are just a few of my tips, I hope you find them useful and if you have any of your own please share…I always love to hear from you.


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