My low-maintenance Holiday Wardrobe

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So, I’m back home (and back to work), and my lovely holiday in Madeira is quickly turning into a distant memory…

OK, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit; it’s only been a few days, after all. But waiting for the train at the crack of dawn, ankle-deep in snow and slush, sort of makes winter seem very real suddenly… 

So, this is probably a very good time to post a few holiday wardrobe pictures. You know, to remind myself that I have some nice clothes, too (because by now I’m a bit fed up with all my so-called winter clothes). And to remind you that ‘the walking blanket’ is not the only look I can put together…

Right, the holiday wardrobe…

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I’m rather low-maintenance when it comes to clothes (or hair, or make-up…). And when I’m on holiday… well, let’s just say a holiday is the perfect excuse to simplify everything even further. In other words, my holiday wardrobe mainly consists of mix-and-match t-shirts and relaxed trousers or skirts. Which results in outfits like these two:

holiday wardrobe 1 1300 x 1000

holiday wardrobe 1 1300 x 1000

Outfit 1 details: 

cardigan: Noa Noa / t-shirt: Garcia Jeans (old) / trousers: Zara (old) /

bag: Furla (old) / shoes: Ecco (old) / sunglasses: Dolce and Gabbana (old)


holiday wardrobe

holiday wardrobe

Outfit 2 details:

t-shirt: Zadig & Voltaire (old) / skirt: Rue de Femme /

sunglasses: Nina Ricci / bag: Samsonite


Of course, I packed a few statement pieces, too.

But let’s save that for another time…


Linking up with:

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  1. 9 January 2019 / 12:35 am

    I agree simplifying for a holiday is a good way to go. These are chic simple looks, I think graphic t-shirts look like you aren’t trying overly hard, but look put together, anyway.

    • Tiina
      11 January 2019 / 10:12 pm

      Thanks, Kimberly.

  2. 10 January 2019 / 11:13 pm

    I should have read this before my recent trip away when I over packed and struggled with my heavy suitcase! I packed high maintenance and only wore 1/2 the stuff I took! xx Maria

    • Tiina
      11 January 2019 / 10:15 pm

      Oh, that happens to me, too! I always pack much more than I actually wear. And I always forget to pack something I would have needed, too…

  3. 11 January 2019 / 6:53 am

    These polka dot pants are so cool. Love all your outfit suggestions. Thanks for joining the party.

    • Tiina
      11 January 2019 / 10:16 pm

      Thanks, Nicole. The polka dot pants are also extremely comfortable, like wearing pyjamas…

    • Tiina
      11 January 2019 / 10:16 pm

      Thanks, Ada. Brown is definitely a ‘new’ colour for me, but I like it, more and more.

  4. 11 January 2019 / 11:07 pm

    I’m loving these colours on you – looks like you had a fab time! Thanks for sharing! Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏

    • Tiina
      13 January 2019 / 10:58 am

      Thanks, Donna! Yes, it was a great holiday, just too short…

      • 13 January 2019 / 10:59 am

        Aren’t they always?! Enjoy your weekend!! Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏

  5. 12 January 2019 / 5:43 pm

    Beautiful area Tiina! I know what you mean about simplifying on vacation. No need to have so many clothes, as I figure, who sees me? Wear the same dress twice.. etc. Love these colors on you, the brown pants with the burgundy look great and those earrings! I can’t stop looking at those!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    • Tiina
      13 January 2019 / 10:52 am

      Thanks, Jessica! This is my favourite pair of earrings. I got these earrings in Berlin years ago, they’re made of rose gold leather and weigh absolutely nothing.

  6. 13 January 2019 / 9:19 pm

    lovely color combos in both outfits!, I like particularly the warm colors in the first one and the cute earrings and bag. And your beautiful skirt too!

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