Considering it is “throwback Thursday”, I thought I would indulge in a little holiday reminiscing! After months sat in a lecture theatre and behind my desk – spending my days sipping from coconuts, sun worshipping and cocktail drinking was a welcome exchange. My family and I stayed in Riviera Maya, Mexico which is just outside of Cancun and meant that we were tucked away from any of the hustle and bustle in the centre. With the beach on my doorstep (quite literally) it was hard not to spend the majority of my days with sand between my toes and the sea breeze in my hair!
I dedicated my revision breaks to a little online holiday shopping to get me through the last hard months of University. On my hunt for the perfect swimwear I came across this fun monochrome Zara one piece, the perfect alternative to my usual bikini’s. This simple swimsuit offered the perfect coverage for boat trips and sitting by the pool (it also helped to disguise my new found love for nachos) - but also meant that I could still tan due to the low rise back.
Due to accumulating multiple sets of bikinis over the years, mismatching has become one of my favourite options, and teaming this timeless animal print bandeau with simple black bottoms was definitely my go to set of the holiday! I really feel that no beach outfit is fully complete without a large floppy hat - and this straw H&M sunhat was the ideal choice for any bikini set. When trying to cover up from the sun I went for a nautical look with a loose fitting striped top, which was easy to throw on over my bikini when going for lunch (basically more nachos indulgence)!
Dressing for the sun is my absolute favourite thing to do and my holiday blues are well and truly kicking in! Time for another holiday I think…
(Swimsuit: Zara, Hat: H&M, Animal print bikini top: Forever 21, Black bikini bottoms: ASOS, Striped top: Boohoo)
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