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The Edit: What to Wear for a Winter Getaway in the Sunshine


For much of the winter months, escaping into the sun and forgetting about the grind and monotony of daily life, even just for a few days, has probably been a recurring daydream. If you are one of the lucky ones who is managing to make this dream come true early in 2022, then a dreamy vacation wardrobe to match is called for.

A sunshine-filled break in the middle of winter is not just about leaving the cold temperatures behind. It’s also a chance to reset and begin the new year on a refreshed and positive note. So, whether you’re enjoying a staycation, going abroad, soaking up the sun at home or just planning your next getaway, get ready to elevate your wardrobe with the latest pieces from the resortwear collection by contemporary Nigerian brand Andrea Iyamah, which is filled with chic, gems to wear for any sort of escape.

There’s nothing like crisp air at the seaside to wake the senses and calm the mind. And of course, when it comes to dressing for a day at the beach, it goes without saying that stylish swimwear is absolutely necessary.

Thanks to the eye-catching design and super flattering cut, the green Gara two-piece bikini is a show stopper at any poolside event. Featuring a cap-sleeved underwire top with matching retro-style high-cut briefs, the delicate radial pleating of the  sheer mesh fabric adds some texture and dimension to the look.

Another statement swimsuit by Andrea Iyamah, the printed Akacia Bikini is guaranteed to turn heads. With a colorful hand-painted woodgrain print that is inspired by the circular patterns found in the cross section of a tree trunk, the long-sleeved bikini top has a front-twist detail that hugs the figure in all the right places. It also promises endless style mileage beyond the beach when you wear it as a crop top. Wear yours with a pair of loose-fitting jeans, and finish with leather sandals.

Your vacation wardrobe is not complete with a look for an evening out on the town. The flirty Akacia Pleated Shorts are perfect for a night out in a warm-weather climate. Designed in a pleated, wide-leg silhouette, the shorts have a single peplum tier at the waist and are cut for a comfortable fit. Style it for a day at the beach with a bikini on top and switch to the Somba Leotard for a balmy evening dinner. Be sure to finish the look with gold-tone jewelry to complement sun-kissed skin.

Shop the Andrea Iyamah collection here