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Staycation style sure to get scene

Stylist Georgina Vahey on why, in the year of holidaying at home, it's imperative to shop local for summer looks

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Jumper, €29.95, shorts, €29.95 , both Zara

Jumper, €29.95, shorts, €29.95 , both Zara

Jumper, €29.95, shorts, €29.95 , both Zara

It's the year of the staycation and while I'm diligently poring over the quaintest country cottages and sprawling estates I plan to visit, I'm also joyously mapping out my summer holiday wardrobe.

Curating a perfect staycation capsule is not to be scoffed at and, for me, it sparks joy knowing I have co-ordinated looks for beach days and al fresco dinners, as well as our intemperate climes (wellies are a must).

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Paisley dress, €110, Harper Boutique; Chain, €15.50, Petite Boutique; Wedges, €20, Dunnes Stores

Paisley dress, €110, Harper Boutique; Chain, €15.50, Petite Boutique; Wedges, €20, Dunnes Stores

Paisley dress, €110, Harper Boutique; Chain, €15.50, Petite Boutique; Wedges, €20, Dunnes Stores

 

But it's always lovely to get some fashion inspiration for my travels. And Galway-based stylist Georgina Vahey has delivered just that, with unique finds from tucked away boutiques paired with some of our favourite high street brands.

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Orange two-piece, €280, Harper Boutique; Bag, €10, Penneys; Wedges, €20, Dunnes Stores

Orange two-piece, €280, Harper Boutique; Bag, €10, Penneys; Wedges, €20, Dunnes Stores

Orange two-piece, €280, Harper Boutique; Bag, €10, Penneys; Wedges, €20, Dunnes Stores

 

"I chose Finnavara in Co Clare for its scenery, history and natural beauty to contrast colours and textures with the Irish countryside and roads I know so well," says Georgina.

"The theme of my shoot was the staycation, so I choose delights from a boutique in Galway, Zara and Dunnes Stores.

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Khaki jacket and shorts, €275, Harper Boutique; Top, €12.95, Zara; Sandals, €25, Dunnes Stores

Khaki jacket and shorts, €275, Harper Boutique; Top, €12.95, Zara; Sandals, €25, Dunnes Stores

Khaki jacket and shorts, €275, Harper Boutique; Top, €12.95, Zara; Sandals, €25, Dunnes Stores

 

"Shopping locally and buying Irish has never been more important to help businesses recover from what has been a very difficult year," adds Georgina, who offers full styling consultations.

"There is nothing better than seeing that perfect outfit on a rail, trying it on, imagining what shoes or accessories you can put with it, bringing it home and wearing it the first chance you get."

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Galway-based stylist Georgina Vahey.

Galway-based stylist Georgina Vahey.

Galway-based stylist Georgina Vahey.

 

Check out @georginavahey on Instagram

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