Your year round summer holiday wardrobe

Here at Aspiga we specialise in beautiful beachwear and swimwear year round, all of it ethically sourced. So whether you’re off on holiday to enjoy the summer sun, or heading to a long haul destination during the chillier months of autumn and winter, we always have just the thing to make your holiday stylishly simple.

So whether you’re off to Europe, to the Caribbean, on a safari, or just want to look great in the Great British summer, we’re here to help.

So what makes the perfect holiday wardrobe? We’re pleased you asked.

1. The perfect summer dress

Whether you prefer a short, midi or maxi dress, Aspiga has summer dresses that you’ll love. This season the trends are for embroidery, bright colours and a new twist on animal print, and as you’d expect we’ve got these covered for you.

There are a number of styles worth having at your fingertips.

• A relaxed jersey or cotton dress for the beach
• A day dress for shopping, sight seeing and lunching
• A maxi dress for effortless evening chic
• Cotton and linen dresses are also useful for tropical holiday destinations as the fabrics are cool and breathable.

Always consider the dress restrictions if you’re travelling long haul – for example, women may be expected to keep their shoulders covered in some countries, particularly when visiting temples or other sites of worship. Planning ahead will take any stress out of your adventure.

2. The perfect beach cover-up

Can you imagine a summer holiday without a fabulous kaftan or sarong? No, we can’t either. A beach cover up should be one of your top 5 items to pack for your summer holiday, and it can make a statement in addition to being something to throw on over your swimsuit. We update our range each year, and you’ll find bright colours, fabulous patterns and embellishments such as pompoms. So pretty, in fact, it seems a shame just to keep them for the beach.

3. The perfect swimsuit

Whether you’re swimming in the pool or sea, or catching the sun nearby, a swimsuit or bikini is the cornerstone of your perfect holiday wardrobe. Whether you prefer a one-piece swimsuit or a two-piece, we have a wide range of styles and sizes perfect for all your needs.

4. Our bestselling harem trousers

One of those ‘how did I live without them?!’ items, we know our customers love our harem trousers and we do too. Loose, lightweight and easy to wear, they’re flattering, comfortable and look fabulous on. They pack beautifully too, so no need for an iron when you unpack at your beach resort. The perfect all rounder, if we do say so ourselves.

5. Linen

If you can’t start summer without stocking up on linen, you’re in very good company. Aspiga stock everything from crisp, wearable linen trousers and shorts, to linen dresses, skirts and pretty linen blouses. We also stock linen shirts for men – they were a runaway bestseller last year and with very good reason. A classic style that is both relaxed and elegant, it’s a staple of many summer holiday wardrobes for very good reason.

6. Cotton summer blouses

Colourful and feminine, a summer blouse or shirt is perfect for pairing with skirts, trousers and shorts – so very versatile. Loose and flattering in hot weather, cotton keeps you cool whatever the weather. A must-have for your wardrobe at home or abroad, it’s very easy to care for too with most of our cotton blouses being machine washable (check the care details on the product page if in doubt). Indulge your love of colourful embroidery and feminine finishes with this summer wardrobe essential.

7. Beaded sandals

Hand beaded sandals were the first thing Aspiga sold, and they continue to be bestsellers. Supporting local craftsmen in Kenya and making these artworks accessible to all, our beautiful beaded sandals are stunning as well as comfortable. Our sandals collection features vibrant colours, individually handcrafted footwear, and and vibrant designs.

8. Kikoy towel

A traditional East African garment, our Kikoy towels are made from cotton grown and harvested in Africa, and hand made and finished by local artisans. Incredibly versatile, they make a perfect beach towel, picnic blanket, or even a throw. With each handmade, no two are the same – once you’ve put one in your beach bag you’ll never look back.

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