Thursday, 16 August 2012

Cara Kilbey's Holiday Essentials

Our competition giving away a Religion shopping spree and an amazing 3 night stay in Ibiza thanks to Ibiza Rocks is well under way, and it's got us thinking of holidays and dreaming of the White Isle. If like us you'd rather be on a beach than the bus, or if you're preparing for a holiday, read on to see the holiday packing and summer dressing tips from TOWIE's Cara Kilbey.

What’s your favourite thing about summer dressing?

It’s got to be wearing shorts with bare legs. I don’t like the shorts and tights look so summer is my only chance to wear my favourite shorts.

What do you think can make or break an outfit?

I always like to make sure I've got a nice bag and a great pair of shoes - that definitely makes an outfit for me. I'm not a massive fan of accessories but sometimes statement jewellery can really turn an outfit from dull to wow.

Cara makes a simple statement outfit in our Olsen Maxi
The Essex look is taking over the nation – what’s your top tip for Essex style?

Make sure you’re always glowing with a nice tan and a big and bouncy blow dry.

What are your top three tunes for summer?

My top three tunes this summer are: Rita Ora - RIP, Azealia Banks - 212, Emile Sande - Heaven.

You’re about to jet off on holiday – what are your holiday essentials?

A nice big pair of sunglasses are great for hiding your holiday hangover and at the same time protecting your eyes. I'm currently fronting a new charity initiative called 'Shade Aid' which is to encourage people to donate their old sunglasses so the children in Africa can stay safe from the effects of UV Rays. And of course my other essential is an amazing pair of wedges. My Missoni wedges have travelled all over the world with me.

For eyewear with flair try our Cat Eye sunglasses
What’s your favourite Religion piece this season?

My favourite Religion piece this summer has to be the Prayer shorts. They’re glam and rock chic at the same time. I wore my black pair to Lovebox Festival and my white pair to Wireless - everyone commented on them. 

Prayer shorts in Black

Prayer shorts in White

Whose wardrobe would you love to raid?

I would love to raid Kim Kardashian’s wardrobe. Every outfit is spot on and she always looks amazing.

Describe your ideal night out...

My ideal night out has to be with the girls. There's nothing I enjoy more than all my friends getting together and starting early with a few cocktails on a roof terrace bar followed by dinner and lots of dancing.

Tell us your guilty pleasure...

Oreo Biscuits! I just can't help but make a nice cup of tea and indulge in a pack of Oreos… but at 53 calories per biscuit they're not always ideal.