Summer scorchers: this season's hottest poolside pieces

Shop our hand-picked edit and head for the sun...

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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 you re 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.

The Giles Deacon for Bold & Lenor Limited Edition Collection is available nationwide.

Prices may vary and items are subject to availability due to summer sales.