Holiday Style Diary: Cyprus 2013
Here are some of my favourite holiday outfits from my recent trip to Cyprus. It was so nice to not have to rely on the British summer and actually get some wear out of my holiday wardrobe!
We all know what it’s like, the British summer time. The shops are filled with flip flops and wide brimmed straw hats, skimpy shorts and bright colours. It looks like a dream. And we, the foolish British public, fall for it every year. But surely we’ll have a summer this year! It can’t possibly rain all over again! And every year we are thwarted by dark clouds and raindrops. So I couldn’t help but be excited to pack all of the clothes I had pinned my hopes for the summers past, as well as some lovely new things, to wear in the constantly hot and sunny Cyprus.
(Overlooking Vardas beach in the day)
On the first day of the holiday it was so hot we could barely move without sweating buckets (attractive, I know) so we spent a day relaxing by the pool in our villa, reading and swimming with a cheeky nap thrown in for good measure. After a while, though, we were itching to get out and see what Cyprus had to offer. This photo was taken in a historical site called the Tombs of the Kings, which are elaborate tombs carved into the stone underground for burials thousands of years ago. I kept my shoulders out of the blazing sun with this little crop top from Primark which I wore with a navy skater skirt and black gladiator sandals, with my trusty straw bowler hat from Topshop (which was a present from my old flatmates, thank you ladies!).
For a sightseeing trip to the Troodos Mountains I wore my trusty converse trainers with denim shorts and this checked shirt I found at a charity shop for £1.75! I wore that with my chunky tribal necklace from New Look and patterned headband.
Our local beach (Vardas) became a favourite spot of ours for swimming and watching the sunset. This top is from Urban Outfitters and is ideal to throw on after a swim. I wore it with my Levi purple shorts and big beach bag and simple black sandals.
This was one of my favourite outfits; my cream lace shorts with black crop top were perfect in the brilliant sunshine. I added a long necklace with a pop of turquoise to break up the monochrome look.
On the last day we went out for a delicious mezze lunch overlooking the sea before we had to head off to catch our flight home I wore a patterned top with the navy skater skirt and chunky necklace from earlier in the holiday, and pink pony skin sandals from Faith.