Oh, all the blue and white in Santorini… Expect to see a lot more of it in the outfit photos I have to come!
Our first day of sightseeing was to the beautiful (and famous) town of Oia, where blue-domed churches, white houses and grey and white steps are everywhere you look. We decided to walk to Oia from our hotel in Imerovigli: A two-hour hike (literally) over hills and rocks and unstable pathways, but absolutely worth it for the views you see on the way.
We passed churches and fig trees, lava rocks and stone sculptures, stray dogs and donkeys – and looked down over cruise ships and wooden sailing boats. The island is one of the most incredible places I’ve ever been – its geography is so unique (originally being a round-ish volcanic island that erupted over 3,500 years ago that then formed a crescent-shape with four other smaller islands) with views of the amazing caldera that faces west to give you those world-famous sunsets every night.
And I mean every single night – and we were there for two weeks.
So, the outfit: I wore comfortable, wide legged pants in a boho print that I bought in the sales before I left, and they were the perfect choice for the hike. The scarf was a good cover-up for my shoulders in the sun and I have to admit I wore a pair of trainers and changed into my suede sandals once we reached Oia. (It was actually quite a relief to get my hot feet out of my shoes and socks.) A few accessories like the gold leaf earrings and mirrored sunglasses added that extra something every hot weather outfit needs.
If you’re even vaguely considering a trip to Santorini, I say book it now, without any hesitation. It’s breathtaking.
Do you have any thoughts on where you might holiday next? If you’re planning a winter trip in the next few months let me know all about it – or your thoughts on the outfit – in the comments (or tweet me @notlamb if it’s easier)!
Tank: Asos | Scarf: Asos | Trousers: New Look (includes belt) | Sandals: Marks & Spencer | Backpack: Asos | Earrings: Accessorize | Bangles: Various | Sunglasses: Asos | Lips: Maybelline Color Drama Lipstick ‘In With Coral’ | Nails: Max Factor Forever Strong ‘Nude Rose’ 135 | Toenails: Max Factor Glossfinity ‘Red Passion’
P.S. Like this? You might also enjoy my first Santorini outfit post (and join in with the #iwillwearwhatilike link up while you’re there)!