Hi Guys! It’s Ciara O’Doherty here guest-blogging for Marshes Shopping Centre as part of the Front Row relaunch. I’m super excited to be teaming up with Marshes for a series of fashion posts sharing my top style tips for the Spring/Summer season. It was great to get back Marshes Shopping Centre for a browse, and I felt super safe with their one-way system and hand sanitising stations in place. So, let’s get started! For today’s post, we’re looking at Staycation Style!
Staycations have become so popular here in Ireland this summer, but they can be a tricky one to pack for, especially with our often-changeable weather. So I’ve put together a series of easy staycation outfits using items I picked up in-store this week.
Look 1: Denim Skirt & Blazer
Blazer: River Island
Depending on where you’re heading off to for your staycation this summer, you’ll need a range of outfits to take you from day into evening, and from the beach to restaurant! So for this first look, I chose a classic denim skirt (one of my favourite summer staples) and a fail-safe tan blazer, which you can use to dress up just about any summer outfit.
Look 2: Printed Midi Dress
A bright floral print is one of the easiest ways to inject a bit of colour into your staycation wardrobe, and this green midi is an absolute bargain in Primark at the minute. Here I have styled it with the classic blazer to dress it up for dinner and drinks in the evening.
Blazer: River Island
3: Daytime Midi Dress
Midi dresses are also a great daytime option for staycation style. The light and floaty fabric is comfortable in the hot weather, but they still look put together and stylish. A cute beach tote is the perfect summer carry-all for your essentials, just don’t forget the suncream!
4: Beach Coverup
No staycation outfit is complete without the perfect beach coverup. I chose this gorgeous linen-style striped shirt from Primark in an oversized fit, to throw on over a swimsuit or bikini, to take you from beach to restaurant. These utility shorts from H&M are also perfect for warmer days, the elasticated waist is both comfortable and super flattering!
5: Printed Blouse
Another fail-safe option for your staycation packing is to make sure you have one or two printed blouses which you can wear with anything. These will work well for day or night and there are so many gorgeous prints to choose from!
This season, denim shorts have gotten a much-needed update, and we’re seeing a lot more a-line, flattering lengths as opposed to super-short styles. This mom-style pair from H&M cut a really nice length and are super comfortable – win!
So there you have it! Six easy outfits for your staycation suitcase and each item can be mix & match, giving you endless outfits! I definitely recommend checking out some of the incredible high street brands that Marshes Shopping Centre has to offer, there is so much choice under one roof that you’re sure to find the perfect style for you.
My shopping experience felt so safe and comfortable at Marshes. There are so many sanitisation stations and floor markings dotted around the centre that I felt totally at ease browsing my favourite stores in one place.
Lots of love,