Think stylish sunnies, slip-on sandals and semi-sheer cover-ups; our curated edit of beach essentials is worth snagging ahead of your next summer escape
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Life at the beach is breezy, especially when you dress the part. If you are due a European escape or running off to the Archipelago, you've likely contemplated your shore-bound style. Think sandy feet, glistening water and the relaxing sounds of gentle waves - only to be ruined by the micro-stressor of realising you've forgotten a crucial beach-bag item.
Eradicate the frustration of memory blanks and panic buying suncream with our carefully selected edit. With multi-purpose functionality in mind, our coverups will make the perfect partner for a bikini or pair well with summer separates for a seaside lunch. Whether you prefer a slight platform or embellished gladiators, our selection of sandals will ensure you sidestep the dreaded "no shoes, no entry" policies. Finally, save yourself the strain of squinting at your book and the pangs of stinging burns with our selection of sunglasses and sunscreen.
Whether you prefer the drama of an oversized cat eye or the vintage nostalgia of classic aviators, our selection of sunglasses ensures every face shape has its best features accentuated. From feline Saint Laurent to channel your inner Marilyn Monroe to Top Gun aviators - pick and choose at your leisure.
Falconer aviator acetate sunglasses
Tom Ford Eyewear
Mica cat-eye acetate sunglasses
Aviator metal sunglasses
DiorPacific rectangular acetate sunglasses
Oversized cat-eye acetate sunglasses
Arguably the most important for a trip to the beach: an array of heat protectants. To serve beach lovers who prefer to apply SPF as a base, Chantecaille's ultra sun primer is a seaside go-to. Ooze the class and sophistication of old Hollywood royalty in Loewe's lilac lightweight headscarf whilst protecting your scalp. Plus, for ocean enthusiasts who enjoy a quick turnaround from beach to dinner, Dior's waterproof mascara will serve you well.
Le foulard brilho scarf
Ultra sun protection SPF45 primer, 40ml
All-day airy sunscreen
Super soin solaire silky body dream SPF30, 200ml
Sensitif eye cream SPF30, 15ml
Logo-patch faux-raffia headband
Diorshow pump 'N' volume waterproof
SPF 50+ lip balm mango
For those who prefer to pack light, the loop-handle basket bag by Sensi Studio is the perfect accessory. On the other hand, if you are a regular beach club go-oer that likes to carry an outfit change, the straw basket bag by Isabel Marant or the raffia tote by Staud are great choices.
Loop-handle woven basket bag
Mercato raffia tote bag
Leather-detailed canvas tote
+ Eres Palma leather-trimmed raffia tote
Crochet hand bag
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No. 35 leather-trim basket bag
Cadix straw basket bag
Spanning elevated flip-flops to chunky platform slip-ons, our choice of beach-appropriate footwear is perfect for boardwalk strolls and protecting against scorching hot sand. The embroidered sandals by Ancient Greek are easy to kick off prior to heading into the ocean but, equally, look great with a slip dress come nightfall. For the comfort-conscious, the padded platform sandals by ATP Atelier are your best bet.
Finch bead-embellished leather sandals
Airali cypress nappa everyday sandals
Big ring leather slides
Aristide metallic embroidered leather sandals
Ancient Greek Sandals
Fussbett leather sandals
Boston buckled oiled-leather clogs
GIA/RHW rosie 41 suede sandals
Slim flip flops
Easy and breezy looks
What's better than a beach cover-up that doubles as a city-friendly ensemble? For a sensual, feminine look, opt for Aya muse's semi-sheer lace-up dress, or if you prefer holiday separates, opt for a colourful sarong by Faithful The Brand.
Semi-sheer lace minidress
Linen and cotton beach cover-up
Ankara convertible cotton and stretch-jersey maxi dress
Printed beach cover-up
+ Panneaux crepe de chine pareo
Embellished cutout cotton maxi dress
+ Monikh Fátima printed silk-crepe pareo
Faithful the brand