This is a Marie Claire Advertorial. Now that holiday season is in full swing, your suitcase shop should be well under way but there's always room for a couple of last-minute additions
Whether you’re looking for striking brights to liven up your poolside look or want to channel the super 70s while you sip frozen margaritas at the bar, you’ll swoon over our hand-picked edit.
Both high street and designers alike are championing bold patterns and loose, unstructured styles, which are easy to slip over your swimwear and add instant glamour.
Floaty, feminine and off-the-shoulder day dresses are a summer staple and we’ve seen plenty of stores stocking 70s Bardot styles that will help you nail the trend. For purse-friendly options that are still super chic, try Whistles.
If you’re looking for something really special, Lisa Marie Fernandez and Polo Ralph Lauren both have beautiful summer collections that will give you a high score in the style stakes.
For standout swimwear, both Agent Procovateur and Dsquared2 have perfected the one-piece, just pop some shorts over the top to go from the poolside to lunch.
All that’s left is your accessories; a raffia-trimmed straw hat, a pom-pom beach bag and round framed sunglasses are all wise holiday investments and things you’ll wear both while youre away and back on home ground.
Lastly, before you pack your holiday case, give your fave poolside pieces a layer of scent with the amazing new fragrances for Bold & Lenor. The new Limited Collection embraces top designer Giles Deacon’s fun approach to fashion. Choose from Diamond & Lotus Flower, Peony & Cherry Blossom or Amethyst & Floral Bouquet.
Prices may vary and items are subject to availability due to summer sales.
Not that we'd expect anything less from Agent Provocateur, this 90s-inspired sporty style is sizzling hot and a universal pool pleaser. This one-shouldered, high legged number should be the first item in your suitcase.
Add these patent fluro pink beauties to your collection of summer slides. They'll be your go-to for lounging poolside and provide a punchy pop of colour to any outfit.
This white and beige seersucker striped dress ticks a trio of our favourite summer trends; chic neutrals, romantic ruffles and pretty off-the-shoulder style. Just add leather sandals, a raffia-trimmed straw hat and you're all set!
Why not go for a beautiful botanical-inspired one-piece? The criss-cross straps may not be first choice for sun worshippers but is a sassy choice that'll up your fashion kudos in seconds.
If you're jetting off somewhere tropical, channel your surroundings with luscious green palm prints. We're swooning over this subtle two-piece and can almost taste the frozen margaritas.
This happy sun dress is a suitcase staple. Easy to slip over your bikini if you need to cover-up for lunch and it will double up as an evening outfit if you slip into heels.
Cos has got you covered with this simple striped bandeau-style bikini. It features an all-over raised seam that's designed to be pulled on and slim removable straps. Winner.
Navy and red is a classic combo and this dreamy 70s-inspired dress with a Bardot-style neckline features intricate embroidery, which is a key trend this season. Pair with a clog or sandal for day-to-night elegance.
Say hello to the ultimate poolside bag, handmade from local palm straw and clad with multi-coloured pom poms, tassels and mirrors. Wear with a white cotton dress and sling-backs.
Not only will these round frames tap into the super 70s style that's dominating our wardrobes but they'll also keep your peepers well-protected from the sun. Sold.