After two years of half-hearted summers, cancelled events and unpredictable holidays, we are all more than ready for a summer to remember. We are forecasting THE hot girl summer to end all others and living our best life is top of our list. Whether you are jetting off on a romantic baecation, the girls trip of a lifetime or a chilled getaway, we have the rundown on the hottest summer locations and how to slay each and every one.
From the perfect bikini to the beachiest waves, read on for your ultimate hot girl summer checklist.
One of the most famous of all Greek islands, Santorini’s stunning views, chic whitewashed houses and turquoise waters make it one of the most attractive places to visit this summer. A popular honeymoon location, Santorini is perfect for a romantic getaway thanks to its picture-perfect sunset views and cliff-top restaurants.
For girls trips and solo travellers, Santorini is packed with chic bars and sexy beach clubs to dance the night away in. For a more laid back occasion, visit one of the many luxurious spas for a day of pampering, you deserve it!
Grecian style is all about breezy, minimalistic pieces with maximalist accessories. Think flowy dresses, linen ensembles and chunky jewellery. This linen sarong-skirt from Nasty Gal is the perfect piece to take you from day to night. Effortless and chic it pairs perfectly with gladiator sandals and a simple top. If youre jetting off to a Greek island, think Jacquemus everything. For babes on a budget, incorporate fringe into your holiday wardrobe to get the look. This fringed bag from H&M is as versatile as it is practical, perfect for carrying all of your holiday essentials. Co-ordinate with the beautiful Santorini blues in this minimal bikini from NA-KD and live all of your grecian goddess dreams.
Picture a Caribbean island and I’m pretty sure an image of an idyllic sandy beach, palm trees and cocktails springs to mind. A Caribbean escape is the perfect blend of relaxation, fun and plenty of pina coladas!
St Lucia is an adventure seekers dream. If a holiday that involves more than just lazing on the beach is your dream, this volcanic island is the place to be. Home to luxury resorts, reef-diving sites, hiking trails and waterfalls, there are tons of exciting things to do during your stay. Unwind in the evenings at exclusive restaurants and beach bars with all of the rum punch you could ever want.
A trip to the Caribbean is the perfect time to inject some colour into your wardrobe, experiment with prints and laid back glamour. This printed maxi dress from Pretty Little Thing is your holiday must-have, easy breezy glamour with the addition of a tropical print. For daytime adventures, pair this cute crochet top from Nasty Gal with some denim shorts for a cute take on casual dressing. Accessorise with this shell effect waist chain from Urban Outfitters, pair with a bright bikini for island girl glamour in an instant.
Antalya is a Turkish resort city known as the Turquoise Coast thanks to its striking blue waters. The hot weather, stunning beaches and delicious food are just a few of the reasons why Antalya should be on your must-see list. With an abundance of bars and buzzing nightlife, Antalya is the perfect destination for a fun girls holiday that will certainly be one to remember.
Take a trip along the coastline and explore beautiful beaches by day and hop on to a lively boat party by night and dance the night away under the stars. Antalya is a Mediterranean gem that shouldn't be missed this summer.
Take inspiration from Turkey’s mix of European and Middle Eastern style. Think rich colour palettes, embroidered prints and layered gold jewellery.
This linen halter dress from Meshki is the perfect addition to your Antalya wardrobe. Simple and sexy, the rich terracotta shade will look great with gold bangles and sunkissed skin. Pair with these dainty hand chains from Anthropologie for an elegant twist on summer jewels. Channel Ottoman style with this embroidered dress from Zara. Its loose fit is perfect for the hot weather, dress it up with strappy heels or dress down with simple sandals and an oversized bag.
No summer holiday list could be complete without the edition of Ibiza. Loud poolside parties and an excuse to be extra with every single look is at the heart of Ibiza’s summer scene. Crystal clear waters, unforgettable DJs and flowing drinks are what to expect if you are jetting off to THE party island this summer.
Ideal for those who love to live it up, dance from dusk till dawn in a dazzling party dress and then change into the perfect itsy bitsy bikini and hit up all of the best pool parties in style. From all white party outfits to daring rave looks, Ibiza is the place to be and be seen this summer.
Dial up poolside glam with this neon, sequin bikini from Jaded London and cover up in style with this silver knit dress from River Island. Stay on the sparkle wave with a glittering evening look like this gold mini dress from Nasty Gal, sure to turn some heads. Finally, don't forget to travel in style too with this Ibiza print tote bag from Skinny Dip, get in the holiday mood before you have even stepped on the plane.