There’s something about late-summer holidays that makes them creep up on you without warning – especially when you’ve been blessed with a heatwave on home ground. Struggling to pull together a holiday wardrobe worth featuring on your Instagram feed? Allow us to present the five new-in beach looks that we love. Whether you’re a sunbather or a sightseer, these fresh outfits have the sartorial edge over your getaway go-tos.
1. Pink Lady
This is pink with a punch. When styling out a statement shape like this frilly one-shoulder swimsuit, a block colour is the only way to go. Keep the look bright and bang on trend with a stripy hair scarf to tame those salt-water waves – because it’s all about effortless fixes when you’re at the beach.
2. She’s A Natural
Straw bags speak of endless summers: just switching up this one accessory makes a holiday outfit feel seriously current. We’re taking cues from this natural jute circle bag and keeping the palette oh-so simple. A black maxi dress with shimmery embroidery is the perfect all-rounder with cost-per-wear appeal, moving nicely from souk to sunset cocktails.
3. Bohemian Dream
Channel your inner bohemian dreamer with a handful of craftwork details. This need-now combination of woven straw and a ring handle makes the pom-pom bag a must for beach adventures. Plus, colour-pop embroidery is still soaking up the love of the style set and a shoulder-baring top is just the thing for cooling off in the cabana. Sunglasses essential, of course.
4. Off-Duty Chic
You might be seeing your vacation as a chance to get out of the shirt and trousers but bear with us, this look is an all the more boho iteration. Super-airy cottons and knot ties make the button-up feel cool and casual, and it’s perfect for throwing on over a bikini if you’re in a rush. Trousers need to be wide leg, and split side seams give you that floaty, beach-goddess look. Finish with a sparkling tote to keep the glamour in gear.
5. Flower Girl
We can’t get enough of cut-outs and cute knot ties, so this swimsuit has us completely sold. The paradise-ready print gets all the attention in this trending one-piece, so play down the look with cool-girl accessories. A frayed fedora keeps things relaxed and easy-going (not to mention spares you a peeling forehead), while bamboo hoops are just the right amount of polish.