Heading off on a summer holiday or booking a beach break in time for a little winter sun? No matter where your wanderlust takes you next, seek to find the getaway essentials that mix simplicity with the key style stories of the moment, leaving you with little more to do than bask in the heat of your exotic escape. Here are five new beach looks for sun-drenched destinations…
1. Luxe in Leopard
Animal print: the trend that we’re never letting go. Reimagined in a monochromatic colour palette with flashes of metallic gold, this two-piece wonder provides a modern, more abstract iteration of the must-have motif, with subtle stripes of pink and blue lifting its muted mood. The bikini top comes with removable padding for a customisable fit, while the flattering high-waisted bottoms are finished with self-tie sashes – the perfect on-trend touch.
2. A Perfect Match
The black bikini is a suitcase staple – and this classically cool design proves it. Updated with scalloped trims, this key swimwear pick is the one we’ll be relying on season after season, all thanks to its effortless ease and versatility. Use yours as a blank canvas for beach-to-bar days and wear with animal-print trousers in a wide-leg silhouette, accessorising the look with a pair of sandals in metallic silver.
3. Coral Crush
As you breeze between beaches in the afternoon heat, put your trust in a cool cover-up that will feel weightless against your skin. Coloured in coral, this roomy romper is crafted from a light woven fabric that was made with rising temperatures in mind, while its oversized fit promises complete comfort. Layer over your bikini and swimsuit, adding to the carefree feel with an oversized floppy hat.
4. Beyond the Blue
Blue skies and even bluer waters provide the perfect backdrop to the season’s dreamiest designs. Start with a bandeau bikini covered in heritage floral prints and continue the cool colour palette with a pair of embroidered shorts – we love how the stretchy waistband offers a wonderfully comfortable fit.
5. Days in Print
Bohemian prints are fashion’s favourite way of capturing the free-spirited feel of faraway destinations – and this season, patterned pieces have had a modern refresh. Find them on sleek swimsuits and matching beach dresses with long, sweeping hanky hemlines, both coloured in soft, dusky blue for an easy, relaxed finish.