Living in the Algarve, light summer clothes are crucial to beat the heat at this time of year. It gets super hot here and there’s nothing worse than heavy clothing. So imagine my delight at getting the opportunity to choose a few items from Bonmarche’s latest swim and beachwear range.

Purple Swimsuit

BonmarcheThis gorgeous purple swimsuit was my number one choice. I’ve admired this style for a while. I love the way the rouched front hides a multitude of sins around the tummy area –  a point of contention for many women. The only thing I’m unkeen on is how it gives me a major VPL – but then I guess most swimsuits do tend to dig in around the booty, right? Hopefully after a little more wear, it will give sufficiently to be a little looser.

Floral Bermudas



I also chose these lovely Bermuda shorts. Although the style could be described as somewhat masculine, the pretty floral print gives them a feminine edge. They’ll be ideal for wearing to the beach (they do look cute with the swimsuit) or a shopping trip with friends, for instance. And with a nice high waist, they’re very comfortable.

Pink Capri Trousers

I’ve also been wanting a pair of coloured capri trousers and these pink ones spoke to me. Although one of my dislikes is visible pocket lines (I just made that up), the comfort factor makes up for it with these Bonmarche cotton trousers. I think they’ll go with loads of things in my wardrobe – dressed up or down will be a great option. Although cotton, they are a little thicker than I’d imagined, so would be perfect for the English summer!

I teamed them with this cute blue top that I’ve had a year or two, pretty Happiness Boutique necklace and gorgeous colourful floral shoes which I just adore. In fact, I’d forgotten how comfortable they are!


Khaki Denim Jacket

And because I’m me (!), I couldn’t resist the Bonmarche khaki denim jacket. I love denim and I love khaki, so it was a no brainer. However, I won’t get much wear out of it over the next few months because it’s just too hot for a jacket here. It was way too hot to even put it on for these photos but rest assured I shall be styling it a lot in the autumnal months. It’s actually on sale at the moment for just £15 (reduced from £25).


If I’m completely honest, Bonmarche is a brand I’d heard of but hadn’t really taken much notice of in the past, but I’m pleasantly surprised. I’ll definitely go back to their site in future. I think they’re very good for wardrobe staples too. If you haven’t had a look yet, visit their site here. They deliver internationally too which is a bonus.




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  • I love the purple swimsuit, it’s a gorgeous colour. The pink trousers look great with the blue top and floral print shoes. I’m just a teeny bit envious of your glorious weather 😉

    Emma xxx

    • Thanks Emma! If it makes you feel any better, it’s very cloudy today lol 😉
      Suzy xx

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    Oh Suzy, you are an absolute waterside vision in that purple suit! Those shoes, those soft pants and gorgeous color combo…just beautiful as can be! Love your style gorgeous lady!

    • LOL why thank you, Andrea! You’re always way too kind 🙂
      Suzy xxx

  • Well you know I also love purple so the cozzie is a winner in my book. But what about that figure Missy? Wowzers! Fun post Suzy xxx

    • LOL Thanks Michelle – it’s merely a trick of the light or something (or the way I was standing) 😉
      Suzy xxx

  • Nikki Bywater

    Personally I always swim in the nude 😮 lol, but at last a costume I really like and purple one too. Looks fabulous and I love the pink pants and how they match so well with the blue. 🙂 xx

    • He he he he Nikki!!!!!! If only I was that brave!!
      Suzy xx

  • That purple swimsuit was made for you! Funny, if it was blue, it just wouldn’t be quite as special, would it?! The purple really makes it, and you look A.MAZING in it.

    Those pink trousers are great on you, and I LOVE your necklace xx

    • Thanks Lisa! I do love the purple and I do agree – it’s the colour that makes it special!
      Hugs, Suzy xx

  • You are such a babe! Gorge clothes x

    • LOL Vicki! You’ve totally made my day. Thank you (HUGE grin emoji… I don’t know how to do that!!)
      Suzy xx

  • Nicole Mölders

    These pumps are so cute! Love the print. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

    • Thanks so much, Nicole! I do love them 🙂 xx

  • Iv’e got one of the Bonmarche swimsuits and I have to say I was really surprised at how good the fit was. It’s one of the most flattering suits I own. You chose well with all the other items too Suzy. All look great xx

    • They really do look lovely, don’t they? I do love the colour of this one.
      Thanks gorgeous!
      Suzy xx