The Ultimate 5 Summer 2023 Beach Vacation Essentials

The Ultimate 5 Summer 2023 Beach Vacation Essentials

Hi Everyone,

As I sit here mid May with grey skies mid day and rain paltering down outside, the one thing that’s keeping me going is knowing Summer, sunshine and beach vacation is just around the corner.

The perfect time to start planning your goto summer 2023 beach outfit. Whilst vintage might be a big thing for most occasions it doesn’t hit the mark when it comes to swimwear. Finding a luxurious sustainable brand does however. Invest now so that you are dressed right for a few summers to come instead of having to purchase a new bikini each year. We all know how painful that can be – especially trying them on in changing rooms whilst we’re still pasty white. It tends to get difficult to imagine a bikini or shorts for that matte could ever look good – haha.

During my latest trip to Milan I discovered COSY SUNDAY – priding themselves on slow, eco friendly fashion. For me it is the slow fashion that really appealed. The care taken in creating timeless designs that are easy to mix and match with the rest of your wardrobe. True Italian design at it’s best.

Keep on reading to find out ” The Ultimate 5 Summer 2023 Beach Vacation Essentials”.


The Ultimate 5 Summer 2023 Beach Vacation Essentials

These 5 pieces have been carefully chosen as they look special yet are timeless in nature. The guaranteed way to look stylish in any beach holiday!

  1. A long cover up beach shirt

The Ultimate 5 Summer 2023 Beach Vacation Essentials

Believe me having one of these is the best thing ever in your summer wardrobe. You can wear as a dress for a super hot day. Or simply throw over your bikini to stop sunburn.

Style it with shorts, tie a knot in front and team with a skirt… the list is endless.

Mine is from COSY SUNDAY, and here are some others currently available online:


2. A pretty matching pouch

The Ultimate 5 Summer 2023 Beach Vacation Essentials

Anything that matches automatically gives our Sumer outfit a truly polished off feel. plus lets face it – this is perfect for phone, spare glasses, credit card and a small tube of sunscreen.

Check out these lovely pouches available online to match your long shirt:


3. A pair of matching slides

The Ultimate 5 Summer 2023 Beach Vacation Essentials

I am truly in love with these slides – have been wearing them with jeans and many more things than originally imagined.

These slides are also available online in colours to match your long shirt and pouch.


4. The ultimate matching bikini

The Ultimate 5 Summer 2023 Beach Vacation Essentials

It always amazes me how easy it is to look either a mess or extremely well put together whilst on vacation. If you are similar to me and like to have that well put together feel to any outfit then. can only recommend a matching bikini to set it all off.

I love this one as it is padded and has a tie at the back to it won’t become too loose over time.

More swimwear to match your shirt pouch, and shoes available online here.

Each of these designs comes in more colours.


5. The straw hat

The Ultimate 5 Summer 2023 Beach Vacation Essentials

Summer beach vacation has straw hat written all over it for me – protecting hair, face and eyes.

Unfortunately I generally don’t take one with me so it is the first thing I buy whilst away – this hat is no exception. A true souvenir from Capri – where all the pictures for this article were taken.

In case you do want to be organised I just discovered a great selection of summer straw hats online here.

Wishing you lots of fun choosing your ultimate 5 summer 2023 beach vacation essentials.


Note about the founder of COSY SUNDAY

I love this story about Olga Florida, the founder of COSY SUNDAY so much that I simply have to share it:

In February 1999, I went down the stairs of the plane to Italian soil to dive head-on into the world of Italian fashion. I got a cup of strong but delicious espresso on the sunny terrace and started to discover the Italian lifestyle secret.

I’ve seen Italian people slow down from the hustle and bustle of the week. Since that period Sunday has always been my favorite day. Many years after I’ve made different projects in my life, became a mom of 3 children, and got the feeling that modern women in big cities have so many roles that even Sunday doesn’t give enough relaxation and “me time” after a busy week.

I wanted to create clothing that is soft for delicate skin, giving love through the touch. This is how the idea of COSY SUNDAY was born.”

read the full story here.



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Hi! I’m Yvonne, a 40 something (wink) Kiwi, living in Zurich. I love fashion, travel, shopping and food – believing chocolate will cure almost anything!

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  1. Hi dear Yvonne thank you for your Blog I love your ensemble and how you put it all together it looks really very smart and easy to wear on a very hot day

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