10 Epic Summer Holiday Outfits I Wish I'd Worn First

My summer holiday for the season is a distant memory. I came back two weeks ago from Spain, but it feels an eternity since I was hitting the beach, eating all the tapas and generally living my best life in some of my best clothes. Do you also save some of your favourite outfits for getting away? If so, this gallery is for you.

I've been vicariously extending my summertime sojourn through all of the many girls I follow on Instagram, who appear to be on a permanent vacay. There's Callie in Montauk, Monikh in Mallorca, Emma in Los Angeles, Tiffany in Puglia, and many, many more who I'm not only stalking for restaurant recommendations, private-beach tip-offs and local shopping destinations, but for their impeccable holiday outfits too.

From the way to accessorise the simplest of swimsuits to the fancy formulas you can take from your suitcase and translate well back into city life, these are my favourite holiday outfits worth copying…

Satin Evening Dress + White Sandals
Summer holiday outfits: Monikh in an orange slip dress and white sandals



Style Notes: Monikh's slinky evening look has been on my mind for weeks. I think it's the vibrant burnt orange set against white sandals and a hippy beaded bag. So simple but so effective.

White Smock Dress + Hat + Slides
summer holiday outfits: Kouth in a white smock dress, striped hat and sandals



Style Notes: Kouth's simple smock dress is a great base for piling on extroverted accessories like her striped sunhat.

Knotted Bandeau + Matching Trousers
summer holiday outfits: Katrina in a bandeau top and matching white trousers



Style Notes: This kind of matching set has been taking over Instagram, and Katrina's wearing hers in just the right way: with a smattering of gold jewellery.

Printed Slip + Boho Bag
summer holiday outfits: Callie Thorpe in a slip dress and macrame bag



Style Notes: Every now and then, we are reminded that the simplest outfits are the best outfits. Thank you, Callie, for giving us this reminder of a printed slip and macramé bag.

Knotted Shirt + Slip Skirt + Slides
summer holiday outfits: Lei in a daisy slip skirt, white knotted shirt and slides



Style Notes: Leia gets extra wear out of everyone's favourite slip skirt with a knotted shirt, slides and a '90s-style bag. All kinds of chic.

Hawaiian Shirt + Shorts + Heels
summer holiday outfits: Emmanuelle in a Hawaiian shirt, shorts and white strappy sandals



Style Notes: Emmanuelle's mad mashup has me so intrigued. The juxtaposition of the "dad" shirt with sassy heels is very, very clever.

Cami + Comfy Pants + Party Heels
summer holiday outfits: Emma in a camisole, culottes and PVC sandals



Style Notes: Emma's aesthetic is all about the pinky tones, and this combination of a dreamy camisole, slouchy trousers and PVC sandals really plays into it. Sunset cocktails, here I come!

Polka-Dot Co-Ords + Sneakers



Style Notes: Kellie's double-dot extravaganza is just the ticket for sightseeing—especially with a pair of comfy sneaks.

White Swimsuit + Bucket Hat + Beaded Bag
summer holiday outfits: Lucy Williams in a white swimsuit, bucket hat and beaded bag



Style Notes: Not strictly an outfit you could wear to, say, dinner, but Lucy's well-accessorised swimsuit is very ready for a stylish beach or pool.

1950s Dress + Mini Bag + Heels
summer holiday outfits: Tiffany Hsu in a green one-shoulder printed dress



Style Notes: Tiffany looks like she's stepped out from a '50s movie in this incredible dress. Square-toed mules and a mini bag keep it up-to-date, though.

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