A Croatia Summer Lookbook | 24.06.18

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A WEEK IN OUTFITS


Earlier this month, I spent a week in the Istria region of Croatia with Ollie and his family. Apart from an adventure into the local town of Labin, a trip or two to the beach at Rabac and a pit stop in the ancient city of Pula on our last day, it was a week spent enjoying some sunshine, good food and time to unwind, and it was sorely needed. Because of this, we didn’t do as much exploring as Ollie and I usually do when we travel, but it did mean I could pack a suitcase full of clothes for aesthetics over practicality, and I made full use of all our free time.
 
It’s been a while since Ollie snapped photos for my blog with me, and it’s something we both really missed. In the beginning, photography was something he used to dread and the results of our shoots never quite lived up to what I had in mind. However, with time and practice, it came to be an enjoyable experience which we could share, and these days, we’re a pretty good team. It turns out he can take a pretty good picture – with my guidance at least!
 
Seeing as I don’t have any travel photos to share, I thought I’d put together a summer lookbook featuring all of the outfits I wore during our time in Croatia.


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It was love at first sight for this Pull & Bear swimsuit. I often like to keep my torso out of the sun, but I’ve always struggled to find a flattering cut that didn’t look mumsy. It was with this swimsuit that I discovered the high leg and I’m never going back!


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For a day trip to Labin, I wore a bardot striped top with a wrap denim skirt, a straw boater hat, tan sandals and a straw shopper with pom poms. The bardot neck combined with the flare of the skirt made for a really flattering silhouette.

A Croatia Summer Lookbook | blye.co.uk
A Croatia Summer Lookbook | blye.co.uk

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The striped asymmetric skirt is everywhere right now, and I love it! I’ve paired mine with a cream bardot top and flash sunglasses. Complete the look with slicked back hair fresh out of the shower – there was no hairdryer, so I made it work!


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I bought this ruffle sleeve blouse last year, but ruffles are still going strong and I’m very pleased to get another year out of it! I’ve teamed it with a classic pair of black tailored shorts for a simple but sophisticated evening look.

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This spotted bikini (top and bottoms) is such a coveted piece on Instagram at the moment, and I managed to nab the style I wanted early. However, there are so many options to suit all different body types and tastes, so check them out at ASOS!


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This look is so basic it almost doesn’t warrant sharing, but there are bound to be other Breton stripe aficionados out there! I’ve styled my navy striped tee with distressed denim shorts, classic Clubmasters and my age old Converse.

A Croatia Summer Lookbook | blye.co.uk
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Once again, this mono floral playsuit is ancient, and it’s been a favourite for travelling for as long as I’ve owned it. After a roasting hot day in Pula, I wore it to travel home in with my Clubmasters and Converse once again.


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I’m a big fan of blazers for the slightly cooler evenings on holidays in hot countries. They keep the breeze and the mozzies at bay! I’ve styled a stone coloured blazer over a ribbed cami bodysuit and floral culotte shorts.

A Croatia Summer Lookbook | blye.co.uk
A Croatia Summer Lookbook | blye.co.uk

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And finally, on a day where my chest had burst into a rash from a sun allergy, I donned one of my boyfriend’s tees for a more comfortable fit. Styled with denim shorts, cross strap sliders, straw bag and flash sunnies for a chic but casual look.

 


 

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