Imaginary shopping spree: summer expedition style!

Many of you this summer may be backpacking somewhere, sampling a bit of culture, widening your horizons. I am! So, to give you an idea of some things to wear, I’ve made a list!

The first item is a dress from Fredflare. I’ve only put one dress on, as I thought it’s not always easy and practical to travel in a dress.

The next couple of tops are Urban Outfitters tops, which I thought would make light and comfy additions to your backpack.

The next couple of pairs of shorts look nice and hard-wearing, so you could wear them multiple times on your trip. They are also from Urban Outfitters.

Leggings can be an extremely comfortable alternative to trousers, especially when the weather is a little cooler. These cost £24 from Urban Outfitters.

A swimsuit is a must-have on this trip, as is a large backpack. I was pleasantly surprised to find such a useful item in Urban Outfitters. It’s perfect for your luggage!

It’s good to protect yourself from the sun, which is why this straw hat, which is squash-able and these sunglasses from Urban Outfitters are handy additions.

Dr Martens are pricy, yes, but they’re also the kindest shoes for your feet when you’re on them all day!

This waterproof from ASOS is light and ideal for when the weather turns sour.

At some point, you’re likely to need a jumper, which is why this ASOS one is great!

I was pleasantly surprised by the price of those Juicy Couture pyjamas (£40, I think) which can be scrunched into your bag easily.

A couple of pairs of smart shorts will always come in handy. From ASOS.

A light camisole can beat the heat!

A blouse can be awkward to pack, as it creases easily, but this one is quite sheer, which will forgive the creases.

I love those t-shirts, from ASOS and River Island.

Vest tops can help you top up that tan, and I couldn’t resist the watermelon one from ASOS. The stripy one is from American Apparel.

A hoodie is always a handy addition when it gets cold at night, and this one from Forever 21 is quite light, so it won’t take up too much space in your bag.

3/4 length leggings are something I can’t live without in the summer, and these from Forever 21 are a bargain, at £3.75!

I thought this maxi skirt from Forever 21 would be great for lounging around on the beach, or for discovering markets!

I know these trouser are linen, but screw creases! They’re really comfortable for spending long periods of time in! From Forever 21.

Flip flops are an essential for a summer holiday, and these espadrilles are perfect for airing your feet on lighter-walking days. Both from Forever 21.

I hope these inspire you to know what to pack, and good luck for your trip!

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Imaginary shopping spree: School bags

It’s a nightmare trying to find the perfect sturdy bag for all your school supplies; you would not believe the number of bags I have been through since I started secondary school! I tend to over-pack, so need something with a good, firm base.

School bags
School bags by smellyeli featuring back pack bags
This Domo rucksack from tillys.com is so cute! (£34)
This tote bag from Topshop has a really weird print. I love it! It has such a sturdy build for a tote bag. (£28)
This black and floral tote bag from Topshop is perfect for your books and pencil case. (£14)
A cute and quirky satchel from Modcloth is really fun! ($70)
This clean and tidy tote bag from Topshop will go with everything! (£10)
A comfy, slouchy backpack from ASOS. (£35)
This grey satchel from ASOS is really smart and will go with everything! (£70)
I love this brown leather satchel from ASOS! It’s got a great vintage look. I would definitely buy this myself. (£45)
A fun, red Hello Kitty backpack from Hot Topic. ($30)
This space-themed backpack from lazyoaf.co.uk is the perfect size for your notebooks and folders. (£55)
This owl backpack from Hot Topic is seriously so freaking awesome! ($40)
This brown leather shopper from ASOS is a brilliant size and bound to last the entire school year. (£60)

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