Holiday season is in full swing with many of us looking forward to a long awaited get-away! Holiday shopping can be fun, but it also can be stressful when trying to work out exactly what to pack. Here at Blue Vanilla, our brand ambassador Hayley Sparkes has done all of the hard work for you. Take a look at her holiday essentials, with styles discounted by up to 70%!

Clothes that can be worn in multiple ways are so handy on holiday, that’s why I live the Phoebe tassel dress. This versatile daisy print dress not only looks super stylish worn during the day, it could easily be glammed up for a meal in the evening and also works as an ideal beach cover up. It is ‘one size’ so will fit a size 8-14, so there is no worry if you are in between sizes. The v-neck, short sleeves and midi length make the Phoebe dress a figure flattering style.

PHOEBE | Fuchsia | Daisy Print Tassel Dress | Blue Vanilla


The Natasha woven gold sandals are little gems! Choosing a gold or metallic shoe style means they will go with everything in your holiday wardrobe, eliminating the need to bring lots of different coloured sandals to match your outfits. I love the woven plait design, it adds a bit of glamour day or night!

NATASHA | Gold | Woven Cross Strap Sandals | Blue Vanilla



INES | Brown | Leopard Wrap Front Maxi Dress | Blue Vanilla


INES - Leopard Wrap Front Maxi Dress

Maxi dresses never go out of style and this is space saving holiday dress to take with you as you can roll it up in your suitcase. This glamourous leopard print number will easily take you from day to night. Add some pretty earrings and a clutch for the perfect evening look.


ANGELA | Black | Daisy Print Cami Fitted Jumpsuit | Blue Vanilla



I love this playful daisy print jumpsuit, which is an absolute steal at just £12.50


Jumpsuits never go out of style and they work for all ages. The v-neck and wide leg help to balance the silhouette. The spaghetti style straps adjusted to achieve the right fit for you. This jumpsuit looks stylish worn with pumps or trainers, so it is ideal for the days on your holiday when you might want to go and explore.


ANITA | White | Faux Leather Cut Out Flats | Blue Vanilla



Shoes you can easily slip on and off on holiday are such an essential. I love the Anita faux leather flats as they look so chic but they are also super practical. Pop them on around the pool, or wear with day outfits. The white option will compliment everything in your holiday wardrobe, but they are also available in a stunning green shade, that will be sure to brighten your day.


PHOENIX | Light Blue | Square Neck Shirred Swing Dress | Blue Vanilla

Whether you are shopping at a local market, going on a day trip or simply stepping out for lunch, the Phoenix shirred swing dress makes for an ideal companion. The 100% cotton fabric will keep you cool in warm temperatures. The belted waist adds definition and the three quarter length sleeves conceal the tops of the arms. The square neck design is also really on trend this season.



SAARA | Khaki | Magic Plain Smart Non-Crush Trouser | Blue Vanilla



These super slimming trousers are a staple, not only for your get-away, but they can be worn all year round! Like magic, these trousers are one sized- so they fit between a size 8-16. The elasticated drawstring waist can be adjusted to fit you perfectly. They are really comfortable to wear, and the high waist, ensures they elongate the look of your legs- a real figure flattering style!

Choose between khaki or taupe- wear with t-shirts or strappy tops on holiday or pair with long sleeve tops, jumpers and cardigans in Autumn / winter


KELLIE | Ivory | Waffle Knit Fringe Hem Poncho | Blue Vanilla

Part of your holiday planning should always include your airport or traveling outfit. I always like to take something warm and cosy for the aeroplane, but also something that I can wear in the evenings on my holiday, if the temperature drops. This stylish ivory poncho ticks all of those boxes, and is now only £14!


Whether you take a staycation of a tropical getaway this year, from all of us here at Blue Vanilla, we wish you a really amazing holiday! We know you deserve it!

For more holiday inspiration, or to view the rest of our amazing summer Sale- click here _

August 02, 2022 — Daniel Baker