The holiday of your dreams has finally come around. You’ve been seeing the sights, treating yourself to local cuisine – or, you know, chips – and now you and your lucky companion/s are heading to heaven on earth, also known as the beach.
There’s sun, sea, sand and good-looking people as far as the eye can see. You’re armed with nothing but a bikini, a bag and your choice of beach accessories. How does a fashionista prep for the ultimate relaxation session and remain stylish on the beach at the same time?
Stock a gorgeous tote bag with our 2017 beach essentials to turn heads and have a great time this summer!
The 2017 Beach Bags
First you’ll need to choose that beach bag! Our gorgeous selection perfectly reflects the latest trends, from nautical stripes to embroidery.
The 2017 Holiday Reads
Is it even a beach holiday without a gripping holiday read?
You know the ones; books that make you forget you’re supposed to be reviving your body and soul and make you want to stay up all night reading instead. The books you don’t want to put down to reapply sun cream (but you definitely should by the way).
Whatever your taste we have a couple of top suggestions for 2017’s holiday reads!
1. The Power
A transfixing story in which women have developed the power to torture at will, with a flick of their fingers. Men realise they’re no longer in the driver’s seat, but where will the carnage end?
You’re going to be on the edge of your sunbed with this one.
2. Swear On This Life
Ever read a novel and realised that the story reminds you of your own life? For Emiline, the latest must-read by J. Colby is a little too close for comfort. She realises that this dreamy romance was written by her first love, of over 10 years prior.
Furious, Emiline goes to confront Jase, but she might not be prepared for the truth. Stick with her as she faces her past, her childhood sweetheart and his enthralling best-selling debut.
3. The Hating Game
Laugh your flip flops off with Lucy and Joshua, two ambitious assistants fighting for the same promotion. They might think they hate each other to begin with but they have more in common than they know.
The 2017 Sunglasses Trends
Women’s sunglasses are looking to the past this season. Explore retro styles such as the classic aviator, pin-up cat eye and John Lennon’s favourite round frames with a girly pink update.
The 2017 Headgear: Sun Hats, Floppy Hats and Headscarves
There’s nothing worse than scalp burn! Keep that crown safe with an effortlessly cool, breathable trilby or a relaxed baseball cap – without forgetting to tell people you’re filter-free.
Do they know that you always look this good?
Alternatively, a printed bandanna or an Audrey Hepburn-esque floppy hat is ideal for that vintage starlet vibe. This ‘Wish You Were Here’ slogan floppy is our fave style of the moment and will make waves when teamed with a halter neck one-piece.
The 2017 Beach Jewellery
When it comes to beach jewellery, 2017 is all about minimalism. Handy, because wearing jewels on most holidays is impossible thanks to the heat!
Choose a couple of simple pieces – such as a necklace and a pair of earrings – but opt for a fabric choker and studs to avoid any metals burning your skin!
Wet Bikini Bag
You didn’t even know you needed it, but we guarantee you’ll want one now. After all, you don’t want your new book getting wet when you whip off your bikini and pop it in your beach bag!