As a cash-stricken student I know that those crucial holiday requirements are a must this summer, however they always seem to come with a hefty pricetag. I’ve scoured and searched to find the five ultimate essentials all for under £20, so whether you’re off to the party island Ibiza or a relaxing getaway in France these are my top picks for you.
1) Neon Necklace
A neon necklace is a great trinket to take on holiday with you. The citrus hue adds to the exotic feel only a holiday abroad can give you, and this necklace I snapped up from Primark for a measly £3 is perfect! I love the fluorescent colour clash of the magenta pink and lime green, which adds an element of drama alongside the gold accents.
I raved about Forever 21’s sunglasses collection a few months back, and a pair will definitely find a place in my luggage this year. They have updated their collection since last time, with new designs including oversized round and square styles. However, my favourite pair is these high-brow cat eyes. I love the brown tonal shade which will really accentuate a tan!
3) Arty Aztec
A pair of 80s inspired, sports-esque shorts are an absolute essential for a holiday in the sun, dressed up or down they will keep you feeling cool thanks to the lightweight fabric. My personal favourite is this monochrome pair from Cameo Rose at New Look, which will be great with a white blouse and a colour popping pair of sandals. Plus, that neon necklace will be the ultimate partner for hitting the local cocktail bars.
4) Tasty Talons
Pastel hues on fingernails this season are the go to colour for your summer holiday, and Barry M’s selection is spot on. There are plenty of macaroon inspired shades in sweet lilac, candyfloss pink, peppermint green and powder blue to kick start your new manicure! And with prices starting from just £2.99 we can afford to snap up a few colours.
5) Summer Smock
Asos is currently holding a ‘Summer Treats’ sale, where there are plenty of those last minute essentials on offer at mouth-watering prices. My favourite pick from the selection is this tie dye smock dress, down from £25 to £17.50! It’s such a versatile dress which is what I love about it. It will be a perfect cover-up down the beach, but will also work well dressed up for nights out, teamed with lashings of gold jewellery and black accessories.