The sun, sand and sea is finally within reach as more countries open up to travel.
Whether you’re gearing up for a beach vacation or a stay at a tropical island resort, you’ll want to look your best. Luckily, celebrities like Dua Lipa and Bella Hadid have already had their adventures out in the sun and their Instagrams now serve as beach style inspiration to nail that carefree, I’m-on-vacation look.
This holiday is also a great time to embrace the idea of joyful dressing; instead of relying on beach style staples, why not inject some colour, a little shine, or even some trendy cutouts into your vacation wardrobe? From statement swimsuits to sculptural gold jewellery, we show you plenty of ways to dress up for a day out in the sun — without crowding your luggage.
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8 beach style essentials to pack for your next tropical vacation
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- Louisa Ballou Half Moon cut-out swimsuit
- Dior EverDior SU oversized sunglasses
- Zimmermann crochet raffia bucket hat
- Alighieri The Refrain of the Night 24kt gold-plated earrings
- Valentino Garavani Optical logo woven tote bag
- Odeeh camo-collar long-sleeve shirt
- Jacquemus Saudade draped asymmetric dress
- Reiss 'Kali' open-toe suede-leather wedges
A one-piece swimsuit that toes the line between bikini and bodysuit? Brilliant, and that’s what you’ll look like when you wear it out this summer. This particular style stands out with its ring detail, tropical graphic print (very Bali), and an alluring cutout that’s very on trend.
Keep the sun out of your eyes without sacrificing your rose-tinted perspective with these Dior sunnies. The lightweight metal frame are stylishly grooved and coated in lacquer, and those pink lenses are sure to cast a flattering shadow across your face.
Out in the sun is the best place to flaunt some gold jewellery. With a sculptural form reminiscent of corals, these handcrafted Alighieri earrings will look radiant against your soaked tresses and tanned skin.
You’re finally on vacation, so why not let your bag of choice reflect your mood? This lightweight raffia tote comes in a rainbow stripe pattern that will stand out against the sea of basket bags that you’ll encounter at the beach. And if your hands are full, carry the bag around with its Rockstud-embellished shoulder strap instead.
If anyone can create the perfect dress to wear by the seaside, it’s Jacquemus. The French label’s Saudade mini dress features drapes and a satin finish that will inject some glamour into your beach look. Be sure to pair with a black bikini underneath.
Keep your designer slides and espadrilles at home. This holiday, you’re stepping out in style with these Reiss wedges. Their insoles are made from buttery-soft suede that will feel as comfortable as the sand under your toes, while the shoes’ open-toe design will let you show off your colourful pedicure. The shoes are also versatile enough to wear in the evening when you hit the beach bar.