Another standard issue invite for Xmas holidays in Lagos is the Beach Party. There will be many but there’s always at least one big one.
Okay let me just start by saying flat shoes, cute flips flops please, you really don’t want to be the idiot falling over in the sand cos she wanted to wear heels (yeah, you know who you are). And yes, that applies to wedges too.
In pole position, you need some badass sunglasses. Big, black and beautiful, these are from Tiger Tem. I’ve got them in a few other colours as well but limited numbers as always so make sure you hurry!
Speaking of shade….how about going a little bit country, a little bit rock & roll with this cowboy hat (Melissa Odabash)? Or you could go for one of those big floppy J-Lo style hats. Or one of these disco inspired visors from Patricia Field.
A denim skirt or denim shorts are always a foolproof staple for beach attire. Now it’s a party so you want to make yourself look a bit special, a bit interesting and a bit different. So you could try these shorts. The preppy stripy ones from Mulberry would look tres cute with a coloured tank top.
Or these Natasha shorts are very St Tropez and would look great with a white tank. And yep, you can get a tank top in every colour under the sun from Tiger Tem too.
A sexy kaftan is a great alternative to a dress. And its a great cover up when you've had your dip in the pool/sea. This fabulous white one (very Nikki Beach baby) is from Melissa Odabash who has got to be one of my favourite swimwear designers. http://www.melissaodabash.com/
If you've got the confidence to don a bikini...a LBB (Little Black Bikini) is on par with the LBD in the style stakes. Simple, sexy and damn effective. Or if you want something with a lot more bang for your buck, I'm totally in love with this turquoise one from Melissa Odabash. The fabulous colour, the sexy cut and the retro and oh-so-right gold loops. In fact, I'm off to get it now...maybe it'll be back in stock (cos you know I've tried about 10 times already!)
If you want a little more coverage, try this unbelievably sexy tankini from Vitamin A. Tankinis of the past have always been so blah, but damn that's set to change from the clever people at Vitamin A. Its those clever gold loops again, love them!(http://www.figleaves.com/).
Or this Bond Girl-esque cutaway swimsuit from everyone's high street fave...TopShop. http://www.topshop.co.uk/.
And my biggest tip is to take a cute hoody like this one. Its always pretty chilly coming back in the evenings on those speedboats.