María Ruiz Acuña’s Summer Holiday Essentials

María Ruiz Acuña’s Summer Holiday Essentials

Ever wondered what summer holiday essential stylish and in-the-know women wouldn’t be without? We asked Spanish native, Instagram influencer and all-round fashion expert Maria Ruiz Acuña to share her non-negotiables – from swimwear to dresses, accessories to footwear, these are her must-haves.

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Ariana Long Dress, £484 | Isabel Marant Étoile

I can’t get enough of this printed dress – it’s a bit of an investment, but with so many ways to wear it, it’s totally worth it. Wear it with sandals now, then switch to suede boots once autumn arrives.  Available here

Floral Choker, £35.99 | Mango

I love layering up pendant necklaces, but I’ve got a bit of a thing for chokers right now. This pretty, floral design is a great way to try a summerier jewellery look if you’re not into colourful beads. Available here


Geometric Print Swimsuit, £25.99 | Zara 

I love a retro-inspired swimsuit and this geometric print is a cool nod to the 70s. Just add oversized sunglasses and a kaftan for a glamorous take on beach dressing.  Available here

Block-Heel Leather Sandals, £575 | Gucci

The only other pair of shoes you need is a slightly dressier pair. The small heel on these is just enough to elevate your look, but still casual enough for dinner out.  Available here

Silk Blend Pareo, £186 | Agua by Agua Bendita

Sarongs are having a moment this summer and while they make a cool beach cover up, they look equally stylish with a pair of sandals and a blouse for the evening, too.  Available here


Cotton And Linen Flare Trousers & Top, £75.98 | Oysho

I love a matching set – they’re an easy way to look chic with minimal effort, but mixing and matching the pieces with others in your wardrobe will still give you plenty of combinations. Available here

Textured Straw Hat, £17.99 | Parfois

A straw hat is my go-to during the summer – while it serves a practical purpose, it’s also a great way to add some personality into your look, too.  Available here

Brooklyn Jumpsuit, £145 | Sezane 

You can’t beat a jumpsuit when it comes to looking put together – especially when you’re struggling for outfit ideas. Just add heeled espadrilles and a basket bag. Available here

Printed Mini Dress, £29.99 | Zara

With its bold print and flirty mini length, this Zara number will be just as easy to throw on for the daytime and the evening with a clever choice of footwear and accessories. Available here

Leather Strappy Flat Gladiator Sandals, £35.99 | Mango

Ideally, you don’t want to pack too many pairs of shoes for a holiday, so go for something versatile like these ankle tie sandals. From dresses to shorts, I find they go with just about everything. Available here 

Madena Blouse, £277 | Ulla Johnson 

Few things say ‘summer’ like tie dye, but with its exaggerated shoulder detail, this Ulla Johnson blouse offers a more grown-up take on the trend. Available here


Mrs Minty Linen Dress, €160 | Mr.Mood

What’s not to love about this white dress? Thanks to its timeless design and breezy linen fabric, it’ll see you through summers and holidays to come. Wear it as a beach kaftan or add a belt and lashings of jewellery to take it from day to night. Available here

Cat-Eye Sunglasses, £17.99 | Mango

A selection of great accessories is a must, as they’ll elevate all your outfits. A pair of oversized sunglasses will add a bit of drama, while a cat eye works on almost every face shape.  Available here


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