Summer vacation styling tips: part two

fourth August two thousand sixteen

Eat, swim, party, repeat.

Incase you missed part one of this mini-series last week, it was all taking a ‘less is more’ approach to holiday style.
That’s basically my MO in life in general, but sometimes it’s fun to mix it up and go a little bit crazy (especially when you’re on vacation and particularly when you’re in Miami). I always feel so inspired by my surroundings when I’m travelling and often find this quickly influences my outfit choices and the purchases I make.
So in addition to packing versatile staples (like this black dress from my last post), here’s a couple of other things to consider:
1. Always pack one hero statement piece. 
Reserve it for a special outing at first, and then make it go that extra mile by dressing it down with other staple pieces you packed like a plain black tee. I’m obsessed with this skirt!
2. Consider the crop.
This obviously isn’t for everyone, but I love wearing a black bandeau top with a high-waisted skirt or denim shorts. I always pair my (more covered-up) bikini tops back with other items in my wardrobe to create outfits when on holiday. This Zimmermann top is so perfect with the crochet detail, and it’s black (my favourite colour). It’s the ultimate vacation piece!
Another plus – crops take up hardly any room in your suitcase and they’re perfect for a super warm climate!
3. Wear something totally OTT.
Why? Because it’s fun, and you’re on holidays, and you (probably) don’t know anyone anyway so nobody’s judging.
I would probably look insane if I wore this outfit around Bondi, but in Miami I kinda fit right in (YOLO).
4. Start making statement accessories your best friend.
I’m all about chunky hoop earrings, printed bags and embellished slides at the moment. They instantly make an all-black outfit more interesting, but I’m also getting back into clashing prints and statement jewellery and accessories with chunky gold hardware.
Dare I say minimalism is slowly dying?