My main aim when shopping for clothing to wear in Mykonos was choosing items that were comfortable and floaty, since the temperature was forecast to be somewhere around the bazillion degrees mark, while still finding pieces that flattered my size 16 figure. Quite honestly, one of my biggest goals was avoiding the ‘moo moo dress’ look that Homer Simpson sported in that one episode.
I’d like to preface by saying that I’m definitely not somebody who spends an exorbitant amount on clothing. While I do own a few pieces that are on the pricier side of things, I’m a firm believer that you can fashion gorgeous outfits for very little.
Day One – Day to Night in a Flash
After we landed and settled into our hotel, my sister and I decided to spend the majority of our afternoon by the pool, before getting ready and heading out into the town in search of a good place to eat (spoiler alert: we found one. If you’re ever heading to Mykonos, we highly recommend D’Angelo Italian Restaurant). For lounging, I opted for this simple Khaki Beach Playsuit (New Look; £14.99). Playsuits are the perfect all-in-one – they’re easy to throw on, yet make you look put together and carefree.
For the evening, I decided to dress it up with this Sophia Floor Sweeping Maxi Skirt (Boohoo; £12, and yes, the name certainly did sway me) and this Matalan Arrow Chain Choker in Gold (£5). I also added a variety of rose gold rings from Accessorize – I’m a fan of mixing metals when it comes to jewellery, particularly gold and rose gold.
Other accessories included this Mono Tassel Trim hat from Primark (£4 – this may not be available anymore, as their collection changes so frequently) and this cute mini Palm Print Box Bag (New Look; £15.99).
Day Two – Strutting My Stuff in Little Venice
On our second day in Mykonos, we decided to go wandering around the streets of Mykonos Town, and by the beautiful water of Little Venice. Since this was the hottest day and I knew there’d be a lot of walking involved, I decided to go for something comfortable. This eye-catching Tropical Midi Skirt from George at Asda (£8) looked vibrant and summery teamed with a black Shoestring Strap Cami (New Look; £2.99) and these chunky gladiator style sandals from New Look (purchased last year, so I cannot find the exact pair).
To accessorize, I added a little gold pineapple necklace (George at Asda; £3. This is no longer available online, but there are several similar versions floating around if this isn’t available in your local Asda) and these tortoiseshell metal trim sunglasses from New Look (£7.99).
Day Three – Life’s Beachy at Paradise Beach
For relaxing by the sea, I kept it simple with this stylish Aztec swimming costume (George at Asda – may still be available in store). Swimwear in this style helps to flatter your figure and accentuate your curves, so it’s great for plus size girls like myself. The black panelling creates the illusion of a cinched waist, while the halter neck holds everything in place – I’m pretty top heavy, so this is a must for me!
Day Four – Sunsets, Culottes and More Amazing Food
We chose to spend the majority of our last full day in Greece relaxing by the pool, before getting dressed up and going for dinner and cocktails in Mykonos town. To make the most of our final hours in the sun, I chose to wear one of my favourite outfits – this Topshop Floral Bardot Bodysuit (£32) looked classy paired with these Tie Waist Culottes (New Look; £19.99).
I picked my usual rose gold accessories (skinny hoop earrings and rings) to pair with the floral smock, along with my chunky black sandals. It’s a total cliché, but I am truly obsessed with rose gold jewellery. It’s surprisingly easy to style, given it has a pinkish hue, and I find it goes well with the majority of my outfits.
Thank you for reading! This is the first outfit post I’ve ever written, so please let me know if you enjoyed it! I’d also love to know what pieces you’ll be wearing this summer – particularly if they’re rose gold – in the comment section below.