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Finally summer’s here… and when the sun’s golden and the sky’s blue there really is nothing nicer than chilling out on the beach for a day. But looking your best needs a little planning, so your cossie, cover-up, hat, bag and sandals work together to give that overall gorgeous look. So whether it’s a super bright one-piece, a high-waisted bikini or a cut-out swimsuit, it’s knowing how to coordinate your beachwear that’ll really elevate your style.

Throwing on a floaty kimono for cocktail hour, those oh-so-chic embellished sandals, or rocking a pair of retro sunglasses will all earn you serious glamour points. But, before you hit the sand, you’ll need an ultra-glam bag to keep those summer essentials safely hidden. Fortunately we have one guaranteed to make you stand out from the crowd by the pool, on the beach and at the bar.

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Buy me: Julien Macdonald Stripe Straw Beach Bag, £10, Matalan

Want to channel your inner boho babe? Opt for a light kimono or a pretty folksy kaftan. Whatever your shape or size, these flattering cover-ups will help protect you from the midday sun. Ready to hit the town? Team with flared jeans and wedge sandals to embrace a cool bohemian look. Either way, you can’t go wrong.

Accessorize White Dress

Buy me: Butterfly Pom Pom Kaftan, £17, Accessorize

No swimsuit would be complete without a pair of statement sandals, and classic gold adds instant pizzazz. Of course flats are a must-have for sandy beaches, but this glitzy pair would also do the business if you choose to wander off for a bit of improv sight-seeing. And, if afternoon rolls seamlessly into evening, they’d still look great with a strappy maxi dress when you’re propping up the bar sipping a chilled piña colada. Umm… can’t wait!

JD Williams sandals

Buy me: Sole Diva Lace Up Sandals, £30, jdwilliams.co.uk

Before you head to the sea, give your fave beachwear items a freshen up with the amazing new fragrances from Bold & Lenor. The Limited Collection embraces top designer Giles Deacon’s fun approach to fashion with beautiful products designed to add that extra layer of scent to your outfits. 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.