Wishlist: Summer Dreaming

Is it too early to be dreaming of summer holidays, plus a whole new wardrobe for the occasion? Nope? Good. Let’s start the summer wishlisting! Even in the warmer months, I’m not one to opt for flowing white dresses or teeny tiny denim shorts, so here’s my take on what to wear on holiday in my summer wishlist.

house of fraser swimwear summer wishlist

Muir Sunglasses from IOLLA · Form Circle Earrings from Tom Pigeon · Watermelon Bandeau Bikini Top & Bikini Briefs from Freya at House of Fraser · Arrow Crepe Jumpsuit from French Connection · Egyptian Necklace from Wolf & Moon · Highwood T-Bar Clogs from Lotta From Stockholm · Woven Pom Pom Trim Clutch from New Look

I very much doubt I’ll be going on a beach holiday any time soon, but that doesn’t stop me coveting cuuuuute swimwear. I love the Watermelon collection from Freya which includes various fruit-tastic swimwear bits and pieces, my favourites being the bandeau bikini top and tie side briefs. House of Fraser have lots of lovely swimwear in at the moment so you can start stocking up ready for the summer.

I love the look of the bright red jumpsuit from French Connection, it’s the perfect mix between casual and dressy so would be great for packing in your holiday suitcase. Flat sandals and a big floppy hat for daytime and heels and a statement necklace for night = sorted. I think it would look great with the geometric Egyptian Necklace from one of my favourite jewellery brands, Wolf & Moon. I’d keep the earrings simple with some simple and lovely studs from Tom Pigeon.

As for must-have summer wishlist accessories, you definitely need a good quality pair of sunglasses. I already have the tortoiseshell version of the Muir Sunglasses from IOLLA, but I love the shape so much that I’d quite like the darker version too. They’re such a flattering shape and have a nice wee vintage vibe but they’re still totally wearable. Finally, top it all off with a pair of clogs by Lotta From Stockholm (I already have a pair of these too, red ones though!) and a new bag (because you always need a new bag, eh?).

What’s on your summer wishlist?

Gillian x


Freelance social media and digital marketing consultant with a penchant for writing blog posts, drinking sickly sweet cocktails and exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.