NOW PROMOTION See our hot picks from the Sainsbury's range

With parties in the park and holidays on the horizon, we’re easing into relaxed summer mode. Basking in sunshine, sociable al fresco meals and heading off to festivals and summer fairs… Bring it on!

But when the weather hots up, you want clothes that channel effortless cool. So how thrilled were we to discover the new Tu at Sainsbury’s summer collection? It’s full of exotic, fashion-forward pieces inspired by India. You’ll find intricate Ikat-style prints, opulent embroidery and beading, subtle spice shades and vibrant tropical colours.

For a laidback boho look, mix and match patterns within the spice shades, then add an accessory with a flash of neon for a contemporary edge. Or go for tropical brights with zesty lime and strong contrasts for that just-back-off-holiday look.

Apart from turning heads, you’ll feel as good as you look in all these pieces because they’re beautifully designed, floaty, feminine and super-easy to wear.

Tu has swimmers to match your summer wardrobe, too – we’ve got our beady eyes on a fabulous bikini and a lacy swimsuit that both have a real 70s hippy chic vibe.

We’re seriously coveting the accessories as well, from beach bags to bumbags and snazzy little purses. Then there are the large, lightweight scarves – they’re total must-haves because they’re so versatile – drape one like a pashmina or use it as a sarong over a bikini. And don’t get us started on the sandals… if there was ever a reason to splurge, here it is under your nose. Strappy tan flats that go with everything, statement wedges with geometric designs and sliders, some plain and some embellished with beads and studs – it’s tough call choosing our favourites!