Beach Day Lookbook: Gran Canarian Edition

Beach Day Lookbook: Gran Canarian Edition

Hello lovelies,

Starting off my ‘What I wore in Gran Canaria’ series, today I show what I wore on the beach. This was the perfect beach day considering it was a fairly cloudy. That’s probably to do with the fact it gave me chance to heal my sunburn a little whilst enjoying the warm temperature. I tell you now, it made a nice change for once!

beach day lookbook featuring brunette girl wearing black bikini and sarong in gran canaria. sunglasses from misguided

I have had this Primark buy, a long black slit skirt, in my wardrobe for a few years. I’ve never been too confident in wearing it because I am short and feared the ultimate ‘trip-and-fall’ in public. It’s only when I was searching the web for a sarong that I remembered this skirt and realised it’s wearing potential. Not only would it look great on the beach but it would save me the money I was so close to splurging.

Even though the skirt hasn’t been made of quality, rises up, twists and all that annoyance, it was okay. Because even when the underskirt did rise, it was pretty acceptable considering there was a strong presence of the nudist community. Regardless, I wore a bikini underneath which offered extra protection.beach day lookbook featuring brunette girl wearing black bikini and sarong in gran canaria. sunglasses from misguided. skirt flowing in the wind

Wearing black in the summer is an entirely new concept for me – even buying my first black bikini (£12.99, h&m), the same one in this picture, came as a shock. I felt incredibly comfortable and chic wearing all black on the beach, understated but classy. The contrasting mesh skirt only helped provide an incredible break-up dynamic and texture to the overall look. Additionally, the long layers of fabric, when moved by the wind, made me feel super feminine, almost to the point where I imagined walking in slow-motion. Of course, the pictures probably do it more justice than it deserves.

 

beach day lookbook featuring brunette girl wearing black bikini and sarong in gran canaria. sunglasses from misguided

Since my trip to Bulgaria last year, I’ve hoarded metallic stick-on tattoos in hopes of someday wearing them. While I may have gone a little mad in how many I wore, I think they looked appropriate to the outfit and the rocky terrain. The fact the tattoos on my thighs could only be seen when my skirt was flowing in the right direction, added a special rustic element to the outfit. Sure, I could have gone for a clean look – but that’s just boring. Though, next time, I probably would not want to wear those near sand again because of the intensive scrubbing labour that involved later that night. Sand and stick-on tattoos do not mix. Repeat and learn.

beach day lookbook featuring brunette girl wearing black bikini and sarong in gran canaria. sunglasses from misguided

What do you plan on wearing to the beach this year?

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18 Comments

  1. June 18, 2017 / 5:59 pm

    Love the outfit! And have a great time in Gran Canaria 🙂 I was there earlier this year and loved it!

    • June 18, 2017 / 6:03 pm

      Thank you so much Rachel! Mojitos every night, yes? 🍹 x

      • June 18, 2017 / 6:07 pm

        Haha yes! We drank a lot of cocktails! 🙂

  2. June 18, 2017 / 6:39 pm

    Lovely pictures and a stunning outfit! Xx

    • June 18, 2017 / 7:27 pm

      Thank you so much! xx

  3. June 18, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    I love your sunnies!! Such a cute outfit, it looks great on you! 🙂

    • June 20, 2017 / 11:43 am

      Thank you so much Sabrina!

  4. June 19, 2017 / 8:33 am

    wow love this post!
    that looks so pretty!

    btw your blog is really good, just want you to know))

    • June 20, 2017 / 11:43 am

      You’re so sweet, thanks for popping by!

  5. June 21, 2017 / 6:47 am

    I love those shades !! And you look outstanding in this outfit , def. a beach look

    • June 25, 2017 / 6:45 pm

      You’re so lovely, thankyou!

  6. August 8, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    Love the post! Your outfit was so cute! I totally understand not wanting to wear clothes that you could trip on (I’m only 5’0″ myself!)…but that black skirt was perfect. I always like to wear some sort of sarong wrap when I visit the beach. Thank you for sharing!

    • helloleaa
      August 12, 2017 / 5:55 pm

      Repping for the short girls! Thanks so much for dropping a comment, I truly appreciate it Amber! x

  7. August 12, 2017 / 10:29 am

    Hi,You are looking gorgeous in this outfit. I’m really appreciate your look.🌹 I like you very much from bottom of my heart.💗

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