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