Holiday Essentials

Holiday Essentials

Holiday, celebrate! The holiday season is upon us and with it brings a ton of questions: where should you go? What should you wear? Is your passport even in date?? While we can’t answer all of these questions, we have created a handy list of holiday essentials!

Maxi dress

The maxi dress has to be the ultimate holiday dress. Appropriate for both day and evening wear, this should be a staple of any holiday shopping haul. For a great selection of maxi dresses perfect for a trip away, go to Topshop on Keys Court. Their Bandeau and Wrap Split Front Maxi Dresses by Oh My Love are ridiculously pretty. Featuring flowing fabric and dainty flower prints, these dresses are great for an evening out with the girls! For a more romantic option, head to Monsoon on South John Street and check out their Blue Buttercup Maxi Dress – it’s perfect for date night! Adorned with scores of iridescent beads arranged in vertical stripes and flowers, its elegant fit will make you look like you just stepped off the runway.



Bandeau Maxi Dress by Oh My Love, £46, Topshop || Wrap Split Front Maxi Dress by Oh My Love, £48, Topshop || Blue Buttercup maxi dress, £135.20, Monsoon




Finding fun but flattering swimwear is no mean feat. Luckily for you, we’ve searched Liverpool ONE and found some sizzling bikinis and swimming costumes that will suit any shape. One of the best places to buy a bikini has to be Urban Outfitters on Paradise Street – they have a huge collection! If you like things simple but stylish, their Calvin Klein collection is for you. Featuring the brand’s bold athleisure style, it’s both comfortable and cool. If retros more your thing, you’ll love their Out From Under pieces! High-waisted bottoms and a cute print create the perfect vintage look.  If you’re after glamour, look no further than Ted Baker on Peter’s Lane. Their swimsuits are quite simply works of art! We love their Frillay and Adanna swimsuits which give you a seamless silhouette.


bikini costume

Calvin Klein Fiery White Triangle Bikini Top, £38, Urban Outfitters || Out From Under Printed Flat High-Waisted Bikini Bottoms, £32, Urban Outfitters || Frillay swimsuit, £90, Ted Baker || Adanna swimsuit, £80, Ted Baker




South John Street is a great place to go if you’re looking for stunning holiday shoes. If you love glitz, you’ll love the Petra Embellished Sandals from Accessorize. Embroidered with crystal gems and beautiful beadwork, these sophisticated sandals make the perfect alternative to heels. If you’re in need of a boost, the Magnetic Double Strap Flatforms from Office will give you height without the pain of heels. Featuring a soft pink double strap, these shoes are a summer must have.

For a Summer shoe with a bit of edge, check out Topshop’s FAMOUS Studded Sandals which feature stud and buckle details on the straps. These tan sandals go with almost everything and are guaranteed to give your look an extra shot of cool!


holiday shoes

Petra Embellished Sandals, £35, Accessorize || Magnetic Double Strap Flatforms, £32, Office || FAMOUS Studded Sandals, £49, Topshop




We love a good pair of sunnies. Not only do they protect your peepers but they can transform any outfit. Want to add some fun? Pineapple glasses. Look cooler? Ray bans. More glamorous? Aviators. Our favourites are Marni and Gold Monster, both found at Beauty Bazaar Harvey Nichols on Manesty’s Lane. Cool, classic and comfortable, these shades will add an extra layer of sophistication to your look.


holiday sunglasses

Marni sunglasses, £332, Beauty Bazaar Harvey Nichols || Gentle Monster sunglasses, £214, Beauty Bazaar Harvey Nichols



Beachwear essentials

A Kaftan is one of those things you think you’ll never really wear that much and then end up wearing constantly. Whether you’re heading to the beach, the pool or the bar, a kaftan is both a comfortable and stylish cover up.  Head to John Lewis on Paradise Place and check out the fabulous Amla kaftan from Star Mela. Featuring intricate Aztec-inspired embroidery and tassel ties, this kaftan is perfect for a bohemian summer holiday vibe. For a more striking look, you can’t go wrong with the Guava Printed Kaftan from Forever Unique. Found at Flannels on Manesty’s Lane, this flowing piece features a bold tropical print to the front and sides. After all, who says you can’t be casual and fancy?


kaftanStar Mela Embroidered Kaftan, £79, John Lewis || Forever Unique Guava Printed Kaftan, £110, Flannels


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