My Poolside Essentials: Portugal

Guest blog post by Lorna Jane Duffy of Fashion Boss


Hi guys, it’s hard to believe that it’s Monday already. Where did the weekend go? I’m hoping for some nice weather this week even though the weather forecast says otherwise. I have a few fun events on and most are outdoors so fingers crossed. For the past couple of weeks I have been working on my Portugal style posts. This one is all about those pool side days and the essentials I take with me every time. This outfit is from iClothing and Primark – I have included links with the images below so have a read and let me know what you think.



I picked up this tunic style top from iClothing just before my trip and I decided to wear it as a dress as it is quite long and a nice loose fit. Perfect for the warmer months and it’s simple to throw on over a bikini or swimsuit. Having some sort of dress or playsuit to throw on when you’re at the beach or pool is a must in my opinion. Minimal effort and they look good too.


I picked up this swimsuit in Penneys (Primark) a few weeks ago and I am still loving it. Stripes are huge this season plus this one has removable straps. It was about €15 and they also have similar ones in black. I’ve also included a link to a similar one below. A comfortable bikini or swimsuit is ideal. Think about tan lines, style and comfort before you start purchasing.


My babies, my Celines! I take my Catherine Celine sunglasses with me almost everywhere in fairness. They go with almost everything and they protect my eyes from the sun. What more could you want in a pair of sunglasses? I picked these up in Brown Thomas back in January and they have barely left my face (rain or sunshine). A good quality pair of sunglasses is a must.


I brought my new pair of FITFLOPS to Portugal with me. I went for a gold colour because I am still loving all things gold and rose gold. From the top, they look like your typical surfer-girl sandals. Underneath, they’re engineered with iQUSHION micro-bubble foam impact cushions for comfort. Their new collection has a wide range of styles and colours available. I’ve included a link below.


I’ve said it before and I will say it again. Straw hats every time! Maybe it’s just me but nothing says Summer quite like an oversized straw hat. I picked up this one in Penneys for €5 a few weeks ago and I have included a link to a similar one below. Love them!


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