There's nothing better than getting away from it all, exploring new destinations and having a well earned rest! Dorothy has just got back from a fabulous holiday in South Africa with her daughter. They went over for a friends wedding but ensured they did plenty of sightseeing whilst they were there. Of course, Dorothy showcased plenty of Dotique outfits, here's a couple:
On the left Dorothy wears: A Postcard from Brighton, Black Star Jumper. On the right Dorothy wears:Animal Print Stehmann Trousers; Repeat Cashmere Poncho and French Connections Blouse.
Pack Your Suitcase Easily
We appreciate that packing your suitcase ready to jet off isn't always a pleasant experience and is often a cause of stress. Here's our top packing tips and essentials to help make the process easier:
1. Wear Your Layers
If you are going to warmer climates the temperature often drops at night, so a cover up is ideal. Either a light knit to throw on like Dorothy's poncho or a go with anything jacket. Wear it on the plane to avoid bulk in your suitcase and to keep you warm on your way to the airport.
Pomodora, Cream Jacket £79
Wear with everything from dresses, skirts, shorts or trousers.
Lightweight in 100% linen for that perfect holiday feel.
Machine washable in case you have any holiday spillages!
2. Nightime to Beachtime
Make the most of every piece you pack by wearing them first during the evening and then casually during the day. Dress up a dress with embellished sandals or wedges and a clutch bag for a meal out, then dress it down with your beach bag and flip flops for sightseeing or the beach.
Adini, Carey Dress £59
In an on trend polka dot in a soft denim colour.
An empire line with a subtle flared hem.
Perfect to wear on a summers day when you're back home.
3. Maximise Your Cover Ups
If you're heading to the beach, a kaftan is a perfect piece to throw on over your bikini or swimsuit to get you from the hotel to the sand. To optimise your beach outfits, opt for either all your swimwear or all your covers ups in a plain colour and the other item in a pattern so you can mix and match them with ease.
Pomodorra, Pink Batik Kaftan £45
A stunning eye catching print for days in the sun, you could even wear with trousers for an elegant evening look.
A light linen and cotton blend.
Notch neck and three quarter length sleeves.
4. From Travel to Resort
When your travelling for hours and sat on a plane, comfort is key. A pair of lightweight trousers with a stretchy waistband will ensure that your comfortable for the duration of your journey. You can also wear them in resort to layer under a dress or tunic.
Stehmann, Ina Trouser £49
Dorothy's summer go to!
With bi-stretch for ultimate comfort on a long journey.
If white isn't your thing, they're available in a range of colours, patterns and lengths on thewebsite.
5. Sightseeing Perfection
When you go exploring, a short is the ideal bottom for windy cliff tops and climbing steps, without the risk of billowing skirts or dresses. Simply pair with a t-shirt, your comfiest walking shoes or trainers, a back pack or cross body bag and don't forget a bottle of water!
B. Young, BYdays Shorts £34.99
The perfect length to give you sufficient coverage.
Concealed fly, pockets and belt.
Available in navy and white.
We'd love to hear from you about your holiday plans this year, get in touch with us via social media or pop into the boutique and tell us where you'll be heading. If you're wear Dotique whilst you are there, we'd love to see a photo!
Dotique is an independent womenswear boutique based on Chesterfield's Chatsworth Road.
Dotique, named 'Best Fashion and Footwear Store' and 'Excellence in Customer Service' finalist at The Chesterfield Retail Awards 2019, creates a warm, relaxed and welcoming shopping experience for everyone. Whether you’re looking for that perfect pair of jeans or that something special for an upcoming occasion or perhaps just passing and want to say hi - the doors are always open, and the kettle is always on.