Summer Wardrobe Ready with Protest

Charli wears a polkadot playsuit whilst standing on a pebble bank with a river flowing behind her. She is smiling, stretching her arms behind her head, and staring up into he sunlight that's streaming through the trees.

Summer. I’m hell-bent on having a great one – no matter what the world throws at us next. And having a great summer means having a great summer wardrobe!

The sun is strong in the sky and the pasty legs have had their first outing. Short shorts, cotton, floaty dresses, playsuits and flip-flops have been dug out from the depths of the wardrobe and an urgent order for sunscreen has been placed. You’d be forgiven for thinking that summer is already here. Indeed, we’re due for a hot one after such a wet and miserable winter. Thankfully, I’m summer wardrobe ready with my new pieces from fresh, fun and sustainable sportswear brand, Protest.

Who are Protest?

Protest are a Dutch brand whose mission is to combine sport and fashion for those who pick themselves back up after a fall. For those who are playful, brave, and forever seeking a thrill. They make sky wear through winter and beach wear through summer.

Their bikinis merge vibrancy with practicality. The push-up bikini range comes in bold prints with splashes of neon with the old favourite triangle bikini taking centre stage in a range of shapes to suit all breasts. They also have a gorgeous range of sustainable mens swimwear, made from recycled plastic or environmentally friendly bamboo.

The Protest clothing range is simplistic in cut but bold in details. Board shorts, cheesecloth playsuits and flimsy beach dresses in bold prints or textured materials are perfect for a long hot summer on the beach.

My summer wardrobe

We all know I’m a beach girl. My dream summers are spent walking the Devonshire coast line, eating ice cream on the coast, taking a much needed plunge in the sea, or picking my self back up after falling off a paddle board (my balance leaves much to be desired). My summer wardrobe needs to meet this lifestyle and luckily, the Protest range does just that. It is unfussy, perfect for warmer weather, and comfortable without ever compromising on style!

Charli wears a spotty playsuit from Protest whilst standing on a spit of rocks with the river flowing behind her.

The Kudrow playsuit just oozes laid back summer vibes. Made from a lightweight viscose, the spotted black fabric is soft and lightweight. It moves easily with the body and flutters slightly in a breeze. The wrap over design is perfect for pulling on over a bikini and they wide leg shorts are great for keeping active in the heat without the dread of chub-rub. The playsuit is complete with an adjustable drawstring waist and a hook-and-eye clasp at the top if you prefer a more modest neckline or if you prefer to ditch the camisole I’m wearing beneath.

Charli wears a red playsuit with broderie anglaise detailing whilst leaning against a tree trunk. She is surrounded by bluebells.

Made from the same lightweight material, the red Quella playsuit is another summer wardrobe staple. The cut is simplistic and classic but the broderie anglaise gives the piece a playful edge with a nod to the romance of lace. It has adjustable straps allowing you to choose the depth of neckline and a drawstring waist. Again, it works perfectly for pulling on over a bikini or for a coastal walk (complete with a fish and chip lunch).

I’m going to be getting a lot of wear out of these playsuits which fit like a dream and feel fantastic against the skin. So here’s to a wonderful summer.

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  1. Sonny
    May 21, 2020 / 8:58 am

    Dear Charli, both playsuits look fabulous and I’m tempted to get myself the red Quella, too! Never bought from Protest before though, can you comment on their sizing – i.e. if I look at their sizechart and am right between two sizes, would you rather recommend to size up or down?
    Thanks in advance & have a great summer 🌊☀️

    • Charli
      May 23, 2020 / 10:18 am

      Hi Sonny, I’m bang between two sizes as well and definitely recommended sizing up as the hips room was a little shallow in both of these. I also thing, when it comes to summer clothing, always size up when between two sizes as there is nothing worse than tight uncomfortable clothing during hot weather. C x