11 Interesting Outfits That Will Look Fab on Any Holiday This Summer


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While some are returning to European beaches for the first time since lockdown, others are choosing to holiday a little closer to home this year at the nearest seaside town. Whether you’re packing for a trip abroad or a staycation, below, we’ve combed through Instagram to find some of the best summer holiday outfits that will suit all itineraries. Whether you are in Wales or Mykonos, this is an opportunity to dress up and have fun with your outfits once again. The looks we have saved all have an adventurous spirit, with bold rainbow prints or interesting layering and silhouettes. Think scarves as tops, backless blouses and wacky jumpers.

Wherever you’re heading this August, we think you might find some outfit ideas you’ll love below, and so we’ve provided shopping inspiration for each.

1. Scarf as a Top + Maxi Skirt + Flip-Flops


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Yes, she's styling a scarf as a top. 

2. Knitted Colourful Skirt + Backless Top


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The skirt is from Zara—move fast!

3. Printed Shirt + Bikini


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We love how this Rixo shirt looks with a simple bikini. And yes, this is a British beach. 

4. Linen Skirt + White Shirt + Flip-Flops


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This neutral colour palette looks so expensive. 

5. Printed Shirt + Leather Sliders + Colourful Handbag


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Sadly, this Song of Style shorts set is all sold out. 

6. Raincoat + Jazzy Jumper + White Shorts


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The perfect practical, but fun, outfit for a Welsh beach. 

7. One-Piece + Beige Shorts


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Simple but oh so chic.

8. Blouse + Printed Slip Dress + Tevas


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The more colour, the better.

9. Stripe Jumper + Black Shorts + Leather Flip-Flops


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This Arket jumper is perfect for a British holiday. 

10. White Jeans + Black Bodysuit + Straw Bag


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This bodysuit looks so chic tucked into white oversized jeans.

11. Printed Dress + Straw Hat


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Why not dress up and wear a printed dress to the beach?

Next up, see our guide to the key trends for autumn 2021.

Emma Spedding