I do love a capsule holiday look – I always pack everything in navy and white, with the odd bit of pink and orange as an accent, – like these Christopher Kane sunglasses, but it’s so much easier if everything just automatically matches. The last thing that I want to be doing on holiday is thinking about what to wear. 
I shot this photo in Portugal earlier this week by the pool and was grateful that I’d packed everything here. The swimsuit is from Marks & Spencer’s Secret Slimming range so it holds my tum in, and is extremely flattering. It’s also a great price – £29.50.
I swear by the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Anti-Shine Tinted Sun Cream Gel because it covers up my rosacea flush so I don’t have to feel self conscious about my red cheeks. (I do not want to be wearing foundation by the pool or on the beach.) It’s such a hero product that I use it in London too in hot weather.

I’ll write more about these later, but waterproof MP3 players have changed my swimming life as I get so bored swimming lengths. These aren’t expensive (£28.99) and are the best ones I’ve bought so far – and believe me, I’ve tried most of them. I download podcasts and swim much further as a result.

The White Company sent me the seagrass bag just before I left for the Algarve and it is just brilliant. Often the problem with straw bags is that the handles aren’t sturdy enough but I carried my laptop around in this, along with all my other poolside supplies and it showed no signs of splitting whatsoever.
Metal S’well bottles are super clever – they keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot but without the traditional (and very smashable) glass lining of vacuum flasks. It ensures that I always have ice cold water by the pool.
Seagrass Bag: The White Company  (gifted)
Pink & Yellow Speckled Sunglasses: Christopher Kane. Sold Out (press sample)
Lace Up Navy & White Swimsuit: Marks & Spencer 
Waterproof MP3 Player: Tayogo 
Suncream: La Roche-Posay Anthelios Anti-Shine Tinted Sun Cream Gel SPF50+ 50ml  
Textile Print Water Bottle: S’Well 
White & Navy Fedora: Somerville (now discontinued. Similar available here (gifted)

Photograph shot at Vila Vita Parc on the Algarve in Portugal
on a press stay in April 2018.

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that is a cut above! the choice of bathing suit is commendable. We specialize in women’s clothing and Shoes for Cyprus and look for Fashion tips in great blogs like yours. What you have selected is certainly very elegant indeed. thank you for the nice tips


I really do think you cannot go wrong with navy and white – at any time! I am going to check out this swimsuit: I had seen one of a similar shape, but as this one is more than half the price, it is a winner already!


That’s a cute outfit! I love the navy style! It is always so classy and chic!

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