Me and 2 of my housemates (my girlies) decided to go on a girly holiday straight after we finished Uni to give us something to look forward to and spend some time together before my 21st. For the first time ever, I went on holiday with a pretty simple and plain wardrobe that I didn’t put too much effort in to. I usually spend weeks trawling websites looking for stuff. This year I stuck to the staples, and to mainly basic colours. I bought a few last minute bits from Primark a couple of days before I left because a lot of stuff I had from previous holidays was too big. To say I hardly ever clothes shop in Primark, I pretty much lived in what I bought. I also don’t think I wore a bra the whole time and it felt amazing.
I will also tell you a few things we did if you are thinking of travelling to Croatia yourself! We stayed in Split, right on the coast. Our apartment was in the perfect location for shopping/eating/drinking/beaching/travelling, everything. We stayed in Apartment Prestige, very cool and modern with free WiFi.
Day 1: Arriving and Dinner
To travel to the airport I wore a completely plain black jersey playsuit. I CANNOT tell you how comfortable this is. It’s from ASOS, they have a range of colours, and it has kind of a drop hem.
We arrived at like 10pm and were all starving. Luckily, the first restaurant we found was Terminal F and we revisited 3 times. We tried almost everything on the menu and it was all amazing. It had such a cool vibe, lights and good music.
Sunglasses – Primark (£3)
Bag – Primark (old)
Day 2: Exploring Split
We spent the first day just walking round the town, getting our bearings and seeing some of the historical sights. Split really is so beautiful, very like Italy and Barcelona with small, cobbled streets. Croatia is so beautiful but the buildings are all so pale it was hard to see even with sunglasses because of all the light reflecting off them.
I was so comfy in this outfit, I tried to stay away from dark colours because it was SO hot there. This is pretty much what I wore all week, just with slight variations.
Bodysuit – PLT
Shorts – Primark
Belt – Topshop (similar)
Sliders – Calvin Klein
Bag – Mango (no longer online)
I found that I changed quite a few times a day into very similar outfits. I wore this for dinner the first night and kept it casual.
Sandals – Tesco (old)
Shorts – Topshop
Top – River Island
Watch – Fitbit Charge 2 with strap from Fit Strap UK
Day 3: Krka Waterfalls
One of the main reasons we went to Croatia was to visit some lakes and waterfalls. Plitvice Lakes are meant to be amazing, but they are a 3-4 hour coach ride away. We chose to visit the Krka Waterfalls, 1-2 hours away from Split. I wore some Steve Irwin-esque shorts for our adventure, and some non-sandal shoes in case I had to climb something. Basically I had no idea what to expect.
My entire outfit is primark, although the top is a few years old. The espadrilles started off feeling massive and saggy, but they were actually the most comfortable pair of shoes I’ve had in ages.
Also – peep the palm print swimming costume I wore underneath from Shein. You can swim in part of the lakes, but by the time we got there Krka decided to have a massive thunderstorm… However we still had a few hours wandering round the beautiful lakes.
After we got back, we showered and got ready to go out for dinner. We were lucky enough to catch this sunset on the docks, and took advantage of the photo op. I wore this really old playsuit from H&M. It’s actually 3 sizes too big for me now but I just can’t bare to part with it as the rose pattern is just so beautiful.
For this outfit I also swapped to some pink primark sunglasses that are £2-3.
Playsuit – Similar
Day 4: More Exploring
I found this bodysuit set from Pretty Little Thing, and I know own 4 different identical bodysuits. One set had a camel and like a darker brown one, the latter that I wore to go shopping. I also picked up these shorts in Bershka on the first day. I like them because they are very high waisted and look like Levi’s. I stuck with pretty much the same bag and sliders all week as well because we had hand luggage and shared a suitcase. I absolutely love these bodysuits and lived in them for weeks before holiday as well.
With them I wear silicone nipple covers from Primark, £2. Absolute bargain and way more comfortable than a bra when you’re boiling hot walking round.
We popped back for a shower and a change pretty much every day because it was so hot. In the evening I kept the same shorts on but switched to this vintage-style crop top from River Island that I bought last year.
Bodysuit – PLT
Shorts – Bershka
Day 5: Beach Day and Home Time
We spent this day at a lovely beach we found that was a bit further away than the tourist one. One thing about Croatia that I really liked was how everywhere was walkable, much like Liverpool. I spent the day in a black bikini, then changed into black flares from PLT and a baggy shirt from Zara. I didn’t get a picture unfortunately because I got rather sunburnt, and we were all knackered.
Floaty things are the best things to wear on holiday, but if I can recommend anything I wore throughout Croatia it would be the bodysuits.
If you are to every visit here, I would also recommend walking a bit further to a nicer beach with less tourists. This is also where I got the most sunburnt/tanned I have ever been. Currently not enjoying peeling shoulders but my legs are very brown so totally worth it.