Each season, when putting together a summer beachwear edit of the best resortwear, we look for pieces that feel effortless and easy to wear – simple silhouettes, light and natural fabrics with a nod to on-trend colour palettes and prints. For us, it’s all about picking those key pieces we know women are going to wear again and again, both on holiday but that also translate once they’re back on home soil. Versatile pieces that can mix and match for smart and casual settings – taking you from the beach to bar – and then on the school run when you get home! Finally, it’s about the finishing touches, the scarves, jewellery and bags that complete the look – here is a summer beachwear edit, with styling tips that we’ve put together for beach days and pool-side styling:
Smart nautical navy and natural, breathable fibres and the perfect combo for a day at the beach. This easy, jersey dress from Danish brand MbyM is a great ‘slip on’ t-shirt style with elasticated waist to give a flattering shape. The aptly named ‘Beach’ bag from ethically British lifestyle brand, Chalk is a great size for all your beach kit – from towels to SPF. Pick out the cool blue tones in this on-trend tie-dye scarf from Pranella, big enough to use as a sarong too, it’s a great way of adding some summer print to your outfit.
If you’re looking for resortwear that will look stylish poolside, Pranella is our bestselling brand for kaftans and summer jewellery. This beautiful tunic-style kaftan in a soft, flattering lemon is embellished with pom-poms and embroidery – perfect for a summer boho look. Team with a leather tassel and semi-precious stone necklace from Pranella’s range of delicate, hand-finished jewellery. Simply add some sparkly slides, shades and sunshine for a stylish lounging look.
If summer colour is a must-have, this print co-ord set from Ichi is a fun floral print that looks like a playsuit when worn together, but has the versatility of being worn separately. Team the scoop neck vest with denim cut offs and the shorts with a crisp white tee for even more summer style options.
Ichi’s Marrakech tops are a versatile resortwear staple – great thrown over a bikini with shorts – the bardot neckline ensures no unwanted tan lines and the floaty, light-weight viscose fabric is great in the heat. Pair with wedge espadrilles and a maxi skirt come evening and you’ve got the perfect look for sundowners.