The light nights and sunny afternoons are finally here meaning one thing and one thing only. It's time to start thinking about that all important holiday wardrobe. Since we are not blessed with Amazonian temperatures on our lovely island that is the UK, holidays abroad are what we look forward to. And it is at this time of year that the yearning to lie on a beach sipping cocktails and soaking up the rays really kicks in.
So what better way to start the holiday fever than to purchase beach wear. Okay, so some of us may still be fighting that Christmas bulge, but with new season swimwear styles making their appearance, it's hard not to think about what you will be strutting around in on the sands.
Adventures of the week temporarily aside, I braved the Debenhams Mega Day sale in search of the perfect beach outfit for this summer. And what a success it was.
H! by Henry Holland swimwear range is just lovely. Girly prints and kitsch 40s style frills make for a collection that is pretty, flattering and oh so desirable. The price tag (even without the discount) is one that even my purse-strings can handle.
Twenty percent off and irresistible tendencies meant me leaving the store with both a bikini and a swimsuit (something I haven't worn since about the age of three).
Henry Holland, you did me proud. Sunny afternoons in a British park? Nah, bring on the beach.