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1. A statement hat:
A good hat has always been a summer essential for the fashionistas out there. Not only are hats cute, but they provide much-needed sun protection for both your scalp and your face, as well as helping to keep you cool. We love this floppy beach hat and this cute fedora from ASOS – just make it your own!
2. A cute beach bag:
Everyone needs a good bag to store all of the beauty bits and pieces that you carry around, as well as your gadgets and sunscreen, so a cute beach bag is an essential part of your outfit this summer. There’s loads of styles and designs out there, like this striped number from River Island or this simple black mesh bag. Make sure it caters to your needs; if you’re a beach bunny then go for a waterproof (or at least sand proof!) design and material, but if you’re pool-side, you don’t need to worry as much.
3. A killer pair of sunglasses:
Sunglasses are a total game changer, and there are so many around at this time of year so you can really experiment with your look. There are some really great styles out there that won’t break the bank, so make sure to try out different colours and styles until you find your look. We’re lusting over a pair of classic Ray-Ban Wayfarers or some fun cat-eyed shades for our summer holiday!
4. Some wicked hair accessories:
Beach girl waves plus some beautiful hair rings like these from Regal Rose make for one of this summer’s must-have looks. Not your style? Why not hunt down a cute hair band like this one to help keep your locks out of your face whilst topping up your tan!
5. The perfect pair of sandals:
Gladiator or jewelled – there’s always a pair of perfect of footwear out there to suit your needs. Sandals are perfect for any summer occasion; they can be used to dress up an outfit or to add a more casual touch to a look, and with a million and one choices out there, you can really choose styles to match your individual look. Still stuck for inspiration? Here are two that we love: 1, 2.
What are your summer fashion must-haves? Let us know!
Author: Isobel Morrice
Isobel Morrice is a lipstick addict, language graduate and long-time lifestyle and beauty blogger. In her spare time she likes to play GTA V, take the perfect Instagram photo or (funds allowing) visit her hometown of Hong Kong.