Makeover 7: From Beach to Bar

Ooooh it’s holiday time again and if you’re lucky enough to be spending some down time in the sun (what sun?) now’s the time to update your wardrobe with a few bright pieces to help you feel all sparkly and summery on your hols.

The challenge for this makeover was to come up with three gorgeous outfits that can take you from beach to bar and won’t take up too much space or kilos in your suitcase (I think we all know how stringent some airlines have become on bag weights).

A kaftan is a holiday essential, especially if you’re a little self conscious in swimwear. The bright orange to pink dip dye sheer fabric of the Love Label Kaftan make it a winner by day and the gold rope belt makes it the perfect beach to bar outfit when worn with a strappy vest and shorts underneath. I heart the Resort Zebra Print Bandeau Bikini Set – totes glam rock’n’roll in hot pink animal print and gold ties. Finish off the look with Love Label Byron Patent Strappy Sandals – a subtle way to tap into the neon trend. Accessories are the way to do fluoro if you are pale skinned or allergic to a mahogany tan.

For daytime sightseeing or shopping choose a light and airy summer dress. Florals are still huge and the Love Label Open Back Sun Dress is fun and flirty and has the most gorgeous back detail. Don’t forget to pack accessories for all your outfits. Gold based jewellery always sets off a tan so we chose the Multi Ring Necklace and shortened the chain (you can easily do this to necklaces with an elastic band, a safety pin or if you’re the consummate pro, some clear plastic thread). Take a neutral day bag that goes with everything. The Buckle Front Straw Satchel is big enough for your suncream, sunglasses and camera. Wedges are the most comfortable and practical way to wear heels by day and the Fearne Cotton Bells Corsage Wedge Shoes are really wearable and fizzed with the colours of the dress.

Our lucky makeover winner was the gorgeous Sue who has lost three and a half stone and was wanting some fresh new fashion for her fabulous new figure. Holidays are the time to work the bright colours (leave the black and UK grey at home ladies) and as this season is all about the print too, we chose the Love Label Tropical One Shoulder Mini Dress for Sue. It’s the perfect night time body con dress in a stretch cotton that’s not too clingy or short. Sue looked absolutely amay-zing in it. A Purple Bangle Set for the opposite arm to the single strap balanced out the  asymmetry of the dress and were all the accessories needed. A necklace would’ve interfered with the neckline but a pair of chandelier earrings would also work instead of the bangles. Suzi and I debated over shoes in pink, orange or yellow and in the end decided that simple black Love Label Kingfisher Slingback Platform Shoes were the ones as all the attention stayed on the dress and Sue’s beautiful figure and face.

It was a wonderful day in the sunshine and another success for the V-Team.

Love Kirsty x

22nd June 2012
Written by Very_Lauren