I will always repeat – I am not the kind of person to go and buy a wardrobe of items for holiday – I will wear my favourites again and again for two reasons. They are quality and I bought them because I loved them in the first place. I am more likely to update the accessories and buy a few than return from the high street, shopping bag laden, I haven’t shopped in the high street for years – I have much more fun finding independent brands off the beaten path and discovering online style havens.

Whilst on holiday I have a few favourite go to places (only if I need something new) which include Made In Britain headscarves from Liberty and my favourite swimwear brand Melissa Odabash. I got my kaftan a few years back (the quality of her fabrics is so good, these items just last and last), so whilst this exact style isn’t still available you can still browse the brands’ beachwear here. One of the cool things I love about Melissa Odabash is the behind the scenes work the brand does on the social responsibility side of things.

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Melissa’s philanthropic ventures inspire me a great deal – to date she has worked with Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, Prince’s trust, Kidsco, CHIVA, launching her debut mastectomy line in 2015 with the Future Dreams Breast Cancer Charity.  Obadash (former American model and designer based in London) is my go-to brand for kaftans pretty much always – the one pictured I have had for two years and so it is not available online anymore, but the good news is that similar ones and other summer pieces by the brand can be found here.


As always my headwraps go with most of my holidays looks, usually Sef Faruggia and I’d also say that Liberty is one of my favourite go to places for headscarves – you find the best range of 100% silk (quality is king with headscarves) and Made in Britain selections. Find out more about the headwrap brands I love here and keep an eye out for my new Headwrap section. Lots of updates going live there soon…

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